1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease and line a 12-cup cupcake or muffin tray.
18 months+: Help pass you cupcake liners.
3+ years: grease the pan, and put the liners in.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder
Want to celebrate Sukkot without a sukkah this year? Here’s how.
The central symbol of the holiday of Sukkot is the sukkah, a temporary hut that is built outside to remind us of the 40 years the Israelites spent wandering
These creative ideas for a Sukkot-inspired date night with your partner are perfect for this year when you might not get an invite to a meal in a sukkah. Just because you don’t have access to a sukkah doesn’t mean
These Sukkot-themed conversation starters are designed to spark dialogue between you and your partner. With the harvest festival right around the corner, this is one way to connect to the themes of the holiday and to your significant other. The
This recipe for Sukkot Lemon “Etrog” Cupcakes is a fun way to learn about the harvest holiday’s etrog and lulav. They’re designed to be made with young children, but we’re sure just about everyone will enjoy making or eating them.
Sukkot is all about not taking things for granted, and it’s a time to give thanks—particularly for food and shelter. It begins on the eve of the 15th of the Hebrew month of Tishrei, five days after Yom Kippur, and
With the harvest festival of Sukkot right around the corner, we asked our friends at The Gallows in the South End of Boston to create a special holiday pumpkin cocktail just for us, and they kindly obliged (see their homemade
Tip from Mo: “The Gallows makes its own rye infusion in-house. To make your own at home, you’ll need about two bottles of
Sukkot is synonymous with fall fruits and vegetables which are often used to decorate the sukkah. No specific foods are required but using the abundance of our local harvest replicates the Israelites bringing some of the bounty of their harvest
1. Place the butter or coconut oil in a 2-quart Pyrex bowl and microwave for 45 seconds.
2. Whisk the sugars, flour and salt into the butter to combine.
3. Whisk the coconut milk into the mixture until thoroughly blended. Add the
This blog post was reprinted with permission from j., the Jewish news weekly of Northern California.
I recently visited a San Francisco synagogue for the first time. I rang the bell and a teenage girl came to let me in.
There’s an acorn squash on my countertop.
There’s canned pumpkin in the cupboard.
I’ve got a half-bushel of apples next to the microwave.
And there’s a big turkey in the freezer.
Yup yup, it’s fall Sukkot.
Don’t be fooled by
I love the holiday of Sukkot! As a congregational rabbi, Sukkot—which comes just five days after Yom Kippur—offers me a welcome break after the pressure of High Holy Day sermons. Plus, Sukkot is a lot of fun. I always have
“My sweetness is to wake in the night
after days of dry heat, hearing the rain.”
Water plays an important part in the story of the Jewish people symbolically, spiritually and historically. Water, rain and floods have a
On the Shabbat of Sukkot, the harvest festival that the Pilgrims chose as a model for Thanksgiving, the scroll (or book) of Ecclesiastes or Kohelet (in Hebrew) is read in the synagogue.
The scroll has 12 chapters and is considered
In recent conversations about the current holiday of Sukkot, I’ve heard a common theme: People understand that we build a hut, known as a sukkah, and that we shake four species, known as lulav and etrog, but they want to
Maybe you’ve seen the little huts springing up in your neighbors’ yards this time of year and wondered, “Is that a trendy, eco-friendly playhouse? Are they getting ready for a back-to-nature Halloween?” No, those little huts are called sukkahs, and
The Jewish holiday of Sukkot features the interesting ritual of shaking a lulav and etrog. Wondering what a lulav or etrog is? Wondering what the shaking is all about? Watch this video to find out what these items are, what
Sukkot is one of my family’s favorite holidays. It was not always this way. As a child, I did not pay much attention to the holiday other than at Sunday school. My family did not participate in any celebrations, nor
As a Protestant, I have to admit I had never heard of the holiday of Sukkot until I met my Jewish wife, Bonnie. I’d be surprised if 10 percent of the people who don’t identify as Jewish in our hometown
“On the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you gather in the yield of your land, you shall observe the Festival of [Sukkot/Booths…to last] seven days…On the first day you shall take the product of the hadar tree [etrog/citron],
One of the best parts about Hanukkah is eating. This holiday is known for its fried foods, from latkes (potato pancakes) to sufganiyot (doughnuts). But planning vegetarian-friendly Hanukkah menus for the eight-day festival isn’t always easy, especially if you’ve got