Feast of Tabernacles

Come celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles. We are privileged to partner with Civil Righteousness and other members of our community to put on this event.

Feast of Tabernacles

  • Did vou know that St. Louis’ Forest Park was the location of the famous 1904 Word’s
    Fair? This event was the first time the Zionist flag (a pre-cursor to the Israeli flag)
    was publicly flown. Furthermore, it was also the event that hosted an exact, full-size recreation of
    22 streets from Old Jerusalem during that day, including the Church of the Holy
    Sepulcher, the Wailing Wall, and the Temple Mount. Jews and Gentiles came from
    all over the world to visit this extraordinary replica. Clearly, as we have seen from history, St.
    Louis is an influential citv, a “gateway city” in the Spirit – what happens here, affects
    our nation!

Feast of Tabernacles includes daily Torah readings, worship and prayer. In addition, Shabbat dinner will be served. All are welcome to gather as we tabernacle as ONE. Without a doubt every tribe nation and tongue around the name of Adonai in this joyous season of Sukkot!

Of Course, Sukkot is a Torah-commanded holiday.This celebration lasts for seven days. Beginning on the 15th day of the month of Tishrei. Moreover, it is one of the Three Pilgrimage Festivals on which those Israelites who could were commanded to make a pilgrimage to the Temple in Jerusalem.

Sukkot

Sukkot is one of the three major festivals in Judaism. Firstly it is an agricultural festival of thanksgiving. Furthermore it is a commemoration of the forty-year period during which the children of Israel wandered in the desert. After leaving slavery in Egypt, the Jewish people left their homes and found temporary shelters as they traveled.

Sukkot is known as “the Time of our Happiness.” During this time, it is customary to build small huts, known as sukkots. These shelters are used for eating and sometimes sleeping.

Another important symbol of sukkot are the Arba’at Haminim, or the Four Species. We are commanded to take these four plants and use them to “rejoice before God.” 

The lulav is made up of three plants. Firstly a palm branch flanked by willow and myrtle branches. These can often be found bound together with dried palm leaves. The fourth of the species is the fragrant etrog, which is a citrus fruit and looks like a bumpy lemon. 

With the Four Species in hand, we recite a blessing and wave the species in all six directions. This is performed each day of the Sukkot holiday, thus symbolizing Divine presence everywhere.