Judaism places a lot of value on hospitality. In Genesis 18 we read “And he (Abraham) lifted up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground”. When Abraham saw these men standing before him he literally ran to go and invite them into this tent.
Sukkot celebrates the gathering of the harvest and commemorates the miraculous protection God provided for the children of Israel when they left Egypt. This Sunday marks the beginning of the weeklong celebration of Sukkot. Sukkot is associated with hospitality. We welcome friends, family, and the community into our sukkah and we visit others.
During Sukkot we remember the commandment given in the book of Exodus to "gather in the results of your work from the field." - Exodus 23:16. To that end I would like to invite you to join us on Thursday, October 17 at 6:00 PM for dinner in our Sukkah at our annual Pizza in the Hut. All kids are welcome to come in their pajamas. Please bring a NEW pair of pajamas to donate to a child in need. For more information please see the board outside of the day school or stop in and ask someone in the office.