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Sukkoth
from "A Change of Season"


 
The winter season of celebrations begins with fall harvest festivals like Thanksgiving, or the less-familiar Sukkoth, known in Yiddish as Sukkas. It's one of the happiest festivals in the Jewish calendar, which is highlighted by the building of a Sukkot, an open-air tent or booth, decorated with fruits from the harvest. It's a religious holiday, but at the Workmen's Circle Sunday School in Cleveland, it's a secular celebration. Workmen's Circle is a 100-year old organization with branches nationwide, formed by Jewish immigrants initially as a worker's rights organization. It now celebrates the Yiddish language and Jewish culture, especially music and art. Vivian Goodman attended this year's Sukkoth...
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