Sukkot Harvest Festival
Sun, September 22, 2013 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Know what's in the lobby at the Osher Marin JCC? It's a sukkah made from real homeless signs purchased from the individuals who made them!
It's a recreation of "The Sukkah of the Signs," which was constructed in New York City, as part of Sukkah City—a contest that asked people to reinvent the Jewish sukkah. Out of 624 submissions from 43 countries, it was one of 12 winners selected. Like traditional sukkahs, which recall the 40 years Jews wandered after exodus, The Sukkah of the Signs called attention to the contemporary state of homelessness. By purchasing the homeless signs, the architects also contributed to the short term needs of people living on the street. For two days in 2010, the structure, made of nearly 300 signs collected from indigent across the U.S., was visited by over 150,000 people.
Our JCC version, which uses the same signs, will be on view from 11:30am-2:30pm. You'll be able to do activities to learn how to help our local homeless—and at 1pm, meet the architects who designed it: Ronald Rael of Rael San Fratello Architects!
Learn more about "Sukkah of the Signs," :
Buy copies, taset gluten-free samples and meet the authors at the Festival!
Watch "Monsters in the Sukkah":
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Click here for "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sukkot"
We invite you to celebrate the joyful holiday of Sukkot, commemorating our agricultural roots and the 40 years that ancient Israelites lived in temporary dwellings in the desert. Learn how you can help to shelter our community’s homeless and how to live and eat more sustainably.
Enter our open tent…Bring your friends—and experience the Osher Marin JCC center & pool for free from 11:30am-5pm!
Please bring new men’s white socks or an adult sized sleeping bag to donate. Bins are located in the Lobby, Preschool, and Health & Fitness Center
FAMILY CONNECTIONS JCC PRESCHOOL
ZUMBATHON HOYTT THEATER
11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
SUKKOT HARVEST FESTIVAL
KURLAND LOUNGE & ATRIUM
HELP THE HOMELESS IN OUR COMMUNITY!
Sukkot commemorates the 40 years ancient Israelites lived in temporary shelters in the desert. Today, there are many homeless people living on our streets. Please help us to provide unsheltered members of our community with new men’s white socks or adult sleeping bags. Socks will be donated to St. Vincent de Paul Society and sleeping bags to Marin REST (Rotating Emergency Shelter Team), a program run in collaboration with St. Vincent’s (a member of MOC) and the Marin Interfaith Street Chaplaincy. Over 30 local faith organizations participate.
DID YOU KNOW?
Congregation Rodef Sholom and the JCC take part in REST’s interfaith, community program every Wednesday from November to April. Rodef Sholom hosts and serves food to 40 unsheltered men, while our Osher Marin JCC’s Housekeeping & Facilities teams collect, wash and return the guests’ sleeping bags.
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