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Dancing at Dusk: Family Sukkot
Thursday, September 27, 5:30pm
Jewish Community Center of the East Bay, Berkeley
Celebrate the Jewish harvest festival of Sukkot!
Decorate the sukkah, or outdoor harvest hut, with fruits of the season and enjoy hands-on, holiday-themed arts and crafts projects.
Listen, sing along, and dance to music by local musician Lior Ben-Hur, who performs original global music to remind us to always welcome the stranger into our sukkah on this special holiday.
Rabbi Bridget will lead a project in which you can make -- and eat -- edible sukkahs.
All are welcome.
WHERE: Jewish Community Center of the East Bay, 1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley
HOW: $15 JCCEB members, $15 general, kids under 2 free
INFO: Call the JCCEB at 510-848-0237.
Cosponsored by the Jewish Community Center of the East Bay, Jewish Gateways, Camp Tawonga, and Be’chol Lashon.
Sukkot Farm Festival for Children and Adults
Sunday, September 30, 1:00-4:00pm
Urban Adamah, Berkeley
Join us on the farm for a joyous Sukkot celebration and all-ages day of play!
Adults - Sukkot is a time for joy and nourishment. We invite you to take our adult-only mini workshops and, if you have kids, drop them off with our farm educators. They will build their own sukkot (temporary shelters), cook farm-to table-meals, and explore/work in our garden in age-appropriate ways.
1:00-2:00pm: Farm Festival stations, for example: farm work, animal care, sauerkraut making, beeswax candle dipping
2:00-3:00pm: Adult workshops and children’s programs
Sweet New Year: Chocolate making
Farm to Glass: Seasonal craft cocktails
Joy of Motion: Movement classes around the farm
3:00-4:00 pm: Octopretzel concert
Families are welcome to stay together for the whole festival, exploring the different stations. Children must be potty trained to take part in organized programs.
WHERE: Urban Adamah, 1151 Sixth Street, Berkeley
HOW: $10 in advance, $15 at the door.
INFO: Call Urban Adamah at 510-649-1595.
Cosponsored by Afikomen Judaica, BimBam, Aquarian Minyan, Camp Ramah in Northern California, Eden Village West, Jewish Gateways, Oakland Hebrew Day School, and Sprout.