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Looking for a family fun event on the Holiday of Sukkot? Chabad of Greater Las Vegas has the answer for you! We will be hosting a Grand Sukkot Celebration on Thursday, October 20 from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM at the Downtown Container Park on Fremont Street. Admission is free, and the event includes entertainment by the world renowned musician Shimmy Brod, a special children’s juggling show, music & dancing, free Sukkot T-shirt giveaways and a lot more fun! Plus there is a huge children's treehouse for great climbing adventure! It is truly a celebration you don’t want to miss.
There is a long history of celebration during the Sukkot Holiday. For forty years, as our ancestors traversed the Sinai Desert, following the Exodus from Egypt, miraculous "clouds of glory" surrounded and hovered over them, shielding them from the dangers and discomforts of the desert. Ever since, we remember G‑d's kindness and reaffirm our trust in His providence by dwelling in a sukkah--a hut of temporary construction with a roof covering of branches--for the duration of the Sukkot festival (on the Jewish calendarTishrei 15-21). For seven days and nights, we eat all our meals in the sukkah and otherwise regard it as our home.
Sukkot is also called The Time of Our Joy; indeed, a special joy pervades the festival. nightly Water-Drawing Celebrations, reminiscent of the evening-to-dawn festivities held in the Holy Temple in preparation for the drawing of water for use in the festival service, fill the synagogues and streets with song, music and dance until the wee hours of the morning.