Weekend crafts: Make a Sukkah model

Weekend crafts: Make a Sukkah model

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Date(s) - November 3 - November 4

Johnstown Children's Museum

In the United States, November is time for Thanksgiving and giving thanks. We have many traditions based on food and family. Thanksgiving is celebrated in different ways in different cultures. Many of these holidays are centered around the harvest and happen around the same time of year as our American Thanksgiving. So many of our activities this month are about different cultural traditions!

Let’s make a model of a sukkah to celebrate the Jewish harvest festival, Sukkot!  A sukkah is a temporary hut constructed for use during the week-long Jewish festival of Sukkot. It is topped with branches and often well decorated with autumnal, harvest or Judaic themes. The Book of Vayikra (Leviticus) describes it as a symbolic wilderness shelter, commemorating the time God provided for the Israelites in the wilderness they inhabited after they were freed from slavery in Egypt.