It was a cold and rainy fall day, but that didn't stop Rabbi Moishe and his Sukkah-Mobile from rolling into Stratford for the first time ever to allow visitors to shake the lulav and etrog in celebration of the Jewish holiday of Sukkot!
Rabbi Moishe Goldman of the Rohr Chabad Centre for Jewish Lifetraveled from Waterloo to Stratford with his 3 boys Mendel, Berel and Yisroel to bring his Sukkah on Wheels to our Festival City. The presence of a Sukkah in Stratford garnered quite a bit of attention! People were curious to see what what happening at Bradshaws...
During Sukkot people are invited into a Sukkah to shake a Lulav and Etrog. A Sukkah is a temporary hut constructed for use during the week-long Jewish festival of Sukkot. It is topped with branches and often well decorated with autumnal, harvest or Judaic themes. The lulav is a closed frond of the date palm tree, is bound together with hadass (myrtle), aravah (willow), and etrog (citron).
Local residents were invited, and others from Oakville and even are far away as Detroit wandered in to give a good shake in the Rabbi's Sukkah as well as enjoy a piece of delicious pumpkin cake made lovingly by the Rabbi's wife, Rivky.
Liz happened upon the Sukkah and recognized it from her recent trip to Israel! We had a nice chat about her trip...
We even got covered LIVE on CTV evening news! Watch this video to learn more!
Thank you Rabbi Moishe Goldman for visiting Stratford with your amazing kids and awesome Sukkah. We all enjoyed celebrating Sukkot with you.
Chag Sameach (translation, Happy Holiday!)
Check out our last event with Rabbi Moishe where he and his wife Rivky taught us all how to make Challah, the delectable Jewish braided egg bread.