JCC invites area students to learn about Sukkot

AMBERLEY VILLAGE, OH (FOX19) - Area Catholic, Jewish and secular school students came together this week to learn about the fall holiday of Sukkot.

Sukkot, a Hebrew word meaning 'booths', refers to the Jewish festival of giving thanks for the fall harvest. One of the ways to celebrate the holiday is to build a sukkah, also known as a temporary booth or hut inside the home.

The Mayerson Jewish Community Center (JCC) asked more than 40 local organizations to submit artwork about what 'community' means to them, including ArtWorks and Playhouse in the Park.

The JCC then used the illustrations to decorate the sukkah and invited area students for the educational event.

Students from the JCC Early Childhood School and Rockwern Elementary visited on Monday, following by 5th graders from Nativity School and students from Mt. Notre Dame High School on Tuesday and Seven Hills on Wednesday.

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