The cycle of Jewish holidays has continued in the same way for over 3,000 years and this year, although everything else is different, that remains constant.
The fact that we cannot celebrate in the traditional cheerful and crowded manner does not mean that we cannot celebrate it this year.
The two main aspects of Sukkot are spending time in the Sukkah or temporary dwelling and the shaking of the lulav and etrog. And these are things everyone can do in their own backyard, or, with the protections of masks and social distancing, in our Sukkah.
Whether you have your own Sukkah or not, you can still have your own lulav and etrog and do the mitzvah of shaking them in the prescribed directions each day.
With that in mind, Boulder Center for Judaism brings in Lulav and Esrog sets for the entire Boulder community. They come in different pricing levels. We ordered some extra sets for those who haven’t ordered yet. However, they are going fast. To reserve your set, email Chany : firstname.lastname@example.org or 720-422-6776.
They can be picked up on Wednesday, Sep. 30 between 6:00 and 8:00 pm outdoors with social distancing at 4900 Sioux Drive, Boulder, CO.
If you can’t (or don’t want to) build a Sukkah in your own yard, please consider coming to spend some time in ours. Just email us and we will schedule your visit so we never have too many people at the same time. RSVP: Boulderjudaism@gmail.com.