Sukkot 2020

Sunday, October 4, 11:30AM @ member’s home

Dear Kol Haverim community,

Please join us for an outdoor, in-person, socially distanced Sukkot celebration – plus picnic lunch, and short hike in the woods (for interested parties) on Sunday, October 4  starting at 11:30 am (masks are mandatory except when appropriately distanced).

We’ll have a makeshift sukka to decorate and we’ll have a short service, during which we’ll shake our (now traditional) locally-sourced version of the Lulav and Etrog, followed by a bring-your-own picnic lunch.  We’ll also have challah, apples and (maybe hot) cider available.  After lunch, interested parties can come for a walk in our woods or around the paths in the meadow, or just hang out and chat.

The event will take place in the meadow by our house in Danby (which has cleared paths, a pond, and several cleared open spaces).  We have a picnic table and will have some chairs available, but please bring your own lawn chairs if you can.  If needed, bathroom facilities will be available at our house (a ~300 yard walk through the woods) – or in the woods if you’re not picky 😉  It will be sunny, but cool (current prediction is for a high of 59 degrees) – please dress appropriately. Masks are mandatory.

All are welcome, but please RSVP to rsvp@kolhaverim.net for address and directions. 

-Jonathan (KH holiday chair)

Sukkot 2018

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Sunday, Sep 30  / Rober H. Treman Upper Pavilion (map) / 11am-1pm

Dear Kol Haverim members and friends,

Please join us this Sunday,  September 30th, for a brown bag picnic and walk in Upper Treman park in celebration of Sukkot. Upper Treman park is about a 15-minute drive from downtown Ithaca, and an idyllic location for an Autumn gathering.

We will make the pavillion at Upper Treman park our Sukkah. Please bring your own lunch and join us for a picnic and celebration of Sukkot. After lunch, we will go for a walk in the gorge.

Please note that there will most likely be a $8 PARKING FEE per vehicle (unless you already have a state park permit).  If you would like to carpool,  the parking lot of Home Depot is a convenient location to meet up.

RSVP appreciated to rsvp@kolhaverim.net

 

Sukkot 2016

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Sunday, Oct 16  / Rober H. Treman Upper Pavilion (map) / 11am-1pm

Dear Kol Haverim members and friends,

Please join us for our annual Sukkot celebration.  We will decorate the sukka and then have a short observance, followed by a picnic lunch.  After lunch, we will adventure for a hike in the gorge. Upper Treman park is about a 15-minute drive from downtown Ithaca, and an idyllic location for an Autumn gathering.

Kol Haverim will provide apples, challah, and cider.  We ask that you bring your own picnic lunch and something to share for dessert.  The event will be held rain or shine.  We will transform the spacious covered porch of the pavilion into our sukka.  There are plenty of tables outside as well as on the porch and inside the pavilion – but no heat, so please dress appropriately.

Please note that there will most likely be a $7 PARKING FEE per vehicle (unless you already have a state park permit).  If you would like to carpool,  the parking lot of Home Depot is a convenient location to meet up.

RSVP appreciated to rsvp@kolhaverim.net

A note on decorations: Because will be celebrating in a state park, the cutting of living plants is discouraged.  Participants are encouraged to bring something from home to help decorate the sukka.  If each person or family brings a small item of personal significance to hang on one wall of the sukka it would be a nice conversation piece.  And/or you may bring some clippings, paper loop chains, or other decorations.