Occupy Sukkot with Boston Workmen's Circle

Dewey Square (Occupy Boston)*

This event is over, but read on for more information about the initiative...

A full announcement about Occupy Sukkot:

The Jewish community is simultaneously showing its support for Occupy Boston while honoring the holiday of Sukkot.
Sukkot is joyous holiday in the Jewish calendar -- a time for reimagining the world, forging new connections, and celebrating the bounty of the harvest. A group of Jewish organizations and congregations are erecting a sukkah, a temporary hut used for the holiday,at the Dewey Square site just across from the Federal Reserve Bank building.
The sukkah will be open throughout the 8 days of Sukkot, and will serve as a base for Jewish community support for the social justice goals of the Occupy Boston encampment.  All are welcome in the Sukkah. 
Special programs include:
  • Wednesday, October 12, 7pm: Potluck dinner 
  • Friday, October 14:
    • 12 noon: Rabbi Elyse Wechterman will lead a teaching in the Sukkah
    • Evening: candle-lighting for Shabbat
  • Saturday, October 15:
    • 10am: Shabbat morning services at 10am
    • 12noon: potluck lunch 
  • Sunday, October 16, 1-4pm - Creative Arts event with the Workmen's Circle
  • Wednesday, October 19, 12noon - event sponsored by the Jewish Labor Committee  
In addition to these programs, everyone is invited to stop by throughout the eight days with snacks or lunches, or just to show support.
A more detailed schedule of events will be available shortly at the web-site www.occupyboston.com
Folks who have additional program ideas or who would like to "staff" the sukkah for an hour or two anytime during this period (ending October 21)  please e-mail NewEnglandjlc@jewishlabor.org
Jewish organizations that have participated in planning these events: Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action, Jewish labor Committee, the Boston Workmen'ss Circle, and congregations Dorshei Tsedek and Hillel Bnai Torah