JOIN US FOR SUKKOT: aN INTERFAITH EXPERIENCE AND POT-LUCK PICNIC
October 9 6:30 - 8:30
Temple Beth El
2702 Arbor Drive
Madison, WI 53719
Come join us at Temple Beth El’s sukkah (hut or booth), learn about the holiday of Sukkot (The Feast of Booths), its rituals and traditions, and then share an indoor pot-luck picnic inside the temple! All ages and faiths are welcome.
At 8:00, we will go into the sanctuary for a brief interfaith sharing of words of prayer and reflection celebrating diversity, unity, and our coming together as a community of faith. Confirmed faith leaders who will be speaking include:
Laiman Mai – Buddhist
Rev. Miranda Hassett – Episcopal
Rabbi Jonathan Biatch – Jewish
Dennis Jenkyns – Baha’i
Sadat Abiri - Muslim
Please bring a flashlight; food to share; and a picnic blanket. Food should follow Jewish dietary restrictions: no pork products, including ham and bacon; no shellfish; and please do not combine meat and dairy products in the same dish.
Dress warmly; the sukkah is outdoors!
Please RSVP by Oct. 8 to Rabbi Bonnie Margulis.
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