Sukkot Harvest Festival
Come celebrate the ancient harvest festival of Sukkot! This all-ages event will feature a variety of fun and enriching activities. Wander the JCC and experience our center for free all day! ENTRANCE IS FREE • Food for purchase • All are welcome
Dance, swim, explore, decorate, learn & celebrate the joyful holiday of Sukkot. There’s plenty for adults and kids!
Bring your friends—and experience our center and pool for free all day!
WORKSHOPS • For adults & families
• “Zumba Party” with JCC’s Health & Fitness Center. 10am-12pm. Zumba is the wildly popular form of Latin aerobic exercise that combines Merengue, Cumbia, Reggeaton, Salsa & more.
• “Healthy Aging” Seminar with Dr. Shiroko of Heart to Heart Medical Center. 11:45am & 1:30. Dr. Shiroko aims to reverse the effects of aging, disease and stress. Learn more about Dr. Shiroko’s highly personalized Healthy Aging Program that she formulated based upon a one-size-does-not-fit-all medical approach and unique “20/30/50 Method.”
• “Reconnecting Jewish Life to the Cycles of Nature” with Zelig Golden. 12:30pm. The Hebrew calendar reflects the cycles of nature. Explore the magic of reconnecting Jewish tradition and spirituality with nature’s cycles. Learn why Jews are a rain people and Sukkot is the biggest Jewish party of the year. With primary texts and a circular Hebrew calendar, we’ll uncover the profound relationship between our traditions and Creation.
• “Pilates Demo” with JCC’s Health & Fitness Center. 12:30pm – 1:30pm
• “Sukkot Family Teaching” with Rabbi Susan Leider of Congregation Kol Shofar
• Location: Inside the Sukkah in the JCC Courtyard • 9:30-11:30am • For families w/ kids 0-3 + siblings
• Sukkah decorating party!
Music with Mimi Greisman, art, healthy snacks, parent education, and stories with PJ Library. RSVP to email@example.com
ACTIVITIES • 11:30am-2:30pm
• All ages
• Discover the mystical side of worm composting with Urban Adamah. Dig for worms while discovering the connections between red wiggler worms and the cycle of the Jewish year and explore how a home-scale worm composting bin can benefit your heart and garden.
• Do the lulav & etrog shake with Congregation Rodef Sholom and Congregation Kol Shofar. Shake it up baby, now! Find out why we ceremoniously shake the lulav—a palm branch bundled with myrtle and willow branches—and etrog (a yellow citrus fruit) in the sukkah during Sukkot.
• Hear the buzz on bees with Marshall’s Farm
• Prepare a pedal-powered smoothie i>with Hazon. Make your own smoothie with local, organic ingredients while enjoying the ultimate expression of human power with Hazon’s bike-pedal-powered blender
• Shop for local, organic produce at the Marin Community Farm Stand
ARTS & CRAFTS • 11:30am-2:30pm • All ages
• Adorn the sukkah with Mexican tissue paper flowers with Be’chol Lashon.
• Create corn husk dolls with JCC’s KidCare. Cornhusk dolls (or “faceless dolls”) were introduced to American settlers by the Iroquois Indians. Make your own doll and outfit.
• Make jewelry from fibers & tie dye the natural way with Wilderness Torah. Learn to make strong string (cordage) jewelry from raffia palm leaf materials. Then make a beautiful wall hanging with natural dyes such as black walnut, poke berry, and turmeric.
• Tie handmade decorations—with your own messages—onto our sukkah with PJ Library
• Paint pots & spin the wellness wheel with LIFT Levántate
• Make seed balls, a clay ball filled with native flower seeds, that you can take home and plant – with Operation Kibbutz Yarok at URJ Camp Newman
• Make cat toys to donate to the Marin Humane Society with Brandeis Hillel Day School
The Osher Marin JCC’s Koret Taube Center for Jewish Peoplehood with the Health & Fitness Center
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH