Residents and staff members of Moldaw Residences recently were joined in celebration by children from the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center’s Preschool Sukkot Mini Camp for the annual Sukkot holiday, a harvest festival in the Jewish religion.
Attendees came together in the courtyard of Moldaw Residences for musical entertainment, refreshments and a free farmer’s market set up for them to browse and enjoy fresh local produce as they paid homage to their agricultural roots and enjoyed the beauty and nutrition of nature.
The children sang songs with the residents, and they all recited the prayers with the traditional shaking of the lulav and etrog symbolizing appreciation for the agricultural abundance. The brightly colored and delicious locally grown fruits and vegetables were placed in and around the Sukkah, a temporary dwelling built to represent the shelters where the children of Israel lived for 40 years.
It was a
fun-filled and tasty afternoon for all those who joined.