Posted on September 18th, 2013 by Rachel
Sukkot, which begins this evening, is one of my favorite holidays. I love this time of year when the weather changes from summer to fall. School has just begun and our weekends are beginning to fill up with soccer games, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, play dates, girls’ scout outings, and more. I love the idea of having an excuse to gather as a family (actually it’s my husband whose the driving force in this endeavor but the rest of us pitch in) to help build, decorate, and eat in our sukkah.
For more information about the holiday, check out http://www.aish.com/h/su/
In celebration of this year’s festival, I share with you some photos from the JMM collections:
1994.206.001 – This is one of our earliest Sukkot related photos taken in 1904 of the Lutsky Family eating in their sukkah.
2001.040.017 – This photo from 1959 depicts members of the Ladies of the Holiday Committee of the Baltimore Jewish Welfare Board serving wine and cake in a sukkah to Jewish troops of the Aberdeen Proving Ground.
2003.104.003 – Samuel D. Miller standing inside the sukkah behind Beth Sholom in Frederick
2006.013.004 – In this undated photo, we see a group of people enjoying a meal inside a sukkah. The table is set with fruit bowls. Sukkot celebrates the harvest holiday and it is fun coming up with creative meals that tie into the concept. For an abundance of holiday recipes, check out the blog Joy of Kosher!
2006.013.1062 – In this photo from 1974 women decorate a sukkah at the JCC. Looking for creative decorating ideas – check out these fun project ideas!
Late Night on Lloyd Street
The JMM will be celebrating Sukkot at our monthly Late Night on Lloyd Street program on September 24 from 6:00-9:00pm. For more information, check out our website. We are grateful to the Grandchildren of Harvey M. and Lyn P. Meyerhoff for their support of the program. We hope you will join us and all the best wishes for a joyful and meaningful holiday.
A blog post by Assistant Director Deborah Cardin. To read more posts by Deborah, click here.
Posted on August 30th, 2013 by Rachel
Posted on November 5th, 2012 by Rachel
A blog post by Visitor Services Coordinator Abby Krolik.
As Hurricane Sandy finally left us, we welcomed in the cold weather with D.C. food blogger, Olga Berman, who showed us how to make her family’s recipe for warm borsch (beet soup). Her recipe can be found if you search “borsch” on her blog at www.mangotomato.com.
Olga Berman tells us the importance of adaptability and improvisation in cooking (note her improvised pot lid!)
Potatoes and beets cooking side by side.
Olga tastes each one to make sure the seasoning is just right.
The best part—we get to eat it!
Be sure not to miss our next LATE NIGHT ON LLOYD STREET program: ESTHERFEST! on December 6th, 6-9pm.
ESTHERFEST is also the second program in this year’s Brews & Schmooze Young Adult Series.