Sukkot is a week-long holiday that celebrates the gathering of the harvest and commemorates the miraculous protection of the Jews in the desert when they left Egypt. We celebrate Sukkot by dwelling in a foliage-covered, temporary home known as a sukkah and by shaking four species of plants (arba minim).

Check back around Sukkot to find out how you can celebrate with the JCC East Bay next year!


Get your shake on! The JCC East Bay in partnership with Camp TawongaOlamimJewish Baby NetworkJewish GatewaysPJ Library Bay AreaHebrew Free Loan, and Music by Heart are teaming up for an interactive celebration.



Join us for an afternoon full of fun:

Shake a lulav and etrog
Grind wheat and make pizza
Peddle bike blender smoothies
Create multicultural sukkah decorations
Nature crafts
Edible sukkahs
Hebrew Sukkot games
Sing and dance with special guest musician, Lior Ben-Hur
Mitzvah project – fill backpacks full of school supplies

Jewish Baby Network will have a special space and program for families with babies and toddlers.

Olamim will offer a space for families to meet up with other Latin Jewish and Spanish-speaking families and offer activities with a Latin Jewish flare.

Music by Heart, our new music education program at the JCC East Bay will provide a special presentation for all of our afterschool and preschool families.

This Sukkot program is geared for children 0 – 8 years.



This event is presented in partnership by the JCC East Bay, Camp Tawonga, Olamim, Jewish Baby Network, Jewish Gateways, PJ Library Bay Area, Hebrew Free Loan, and Music by Heart.

Have a look at some of these Sukkot resources

Sukkot: The Basics by 18Doors

Sukkot 101 by MyJewishLearning

How to wave the lulav and etrog on Sukkot by MyJewishLearning.com