Living Tree Alliance Land, Moretown, VT
For one week each year during the harvest pilgrimage of Sukkot, Jewish wisdom reminds us to sleep, eat and entertain under an impermanent shelter exposed to the elements, lit by the colors and lights of the heavens.
aN AUTUMN eXPERIENCE TO REMEMBER
Join a village for this weekend of sharing dance, food, art, teaching, gratitude, nature and the pure exhilaration of peak foliage on our homestead in Vermont. Inspired by the Jewish tradition to practice gratitude and humility by eating, hosting and sleeping in tents for the week surrounding the full moon of Autumn, we are throwing a harvest party!
Havdalah Ritual in the Sukkah led by Rabbi David Fainsilber 6:30pm: A ritual of distinctions with song, chants and special seasonal dance performed by Kohenet Aliza Schechter.
Saturday Night Klezmer in the Barn Dance Party 8pm : Award Winning Klezmer, Spirits and Chocolate make this the festival of our happiness! The Yiddishkeit Klezmer Ensemble will transport you to the wedding of Fiddler on the Roof!
Sunday Sukkot on the Farm Harvest Party 9:30-2pm
Explore the mystery of why the Jewish tradition encourages people to spend a week dining, sleeping and entertaining under a hut open to the elements. Spiritual teachers, puppet shows, kids programming, nature immersion and song engages all generations and backgrounds in the morning. An afternoon of homesteading brings the celebration to the land with Mad River Valley Band Sugar Shack, apple pressing, draft horse demonstrations, gleaning harvest, preserving and more.
9:30 Arrival on the Land - Pilgrimage through art, text, forest and farm to ARRIVE at our festival sukkah. The walk is about 1/8 a mile on a forest road. We recommend back road strollers only. Please contact Craig for accessibility questions and requests at firstname.lastname@example.org or 603-387-6033
9:45 am Opening Circle of Blessings, Intentions and Song
10:00- 11:30 All Ages Workshops and time to decorate and socialize in the Sukkah( please see workshop leader page)
Workshops For Adults ( or those identifying as adults)
Kabbalah of Joy and Text Exploration
Edibles and Medicinals of Autumn
Mindfulness and Jewish Meditation
Tour of Living Tree Land and Cohousing
For Parents and Children under 6
PJ Library Sing Shmooze and Celebrate hosts Talking Hand Theatre's Dusty Builds a Sukkah! Harvest Play Area
Elementary Aged Youth Sukkah Craft Area
Natural Items Harvest Stained Glass, Vegetable Print Peace Flags, Ripped Paper Mosaic, Macrame and Local Lulav Weaving
Teens and Tweens Community Building Games and Work Party at the Farm
11:45am Community Lulav Shakedown in the Sukkah and Prayer for the Land and Food
12-2pm Homesteading Hoedown with SugarShack! Music, Food trucks, draft horse and blacksmithing demonstration, apple pressing, saurkraut making, garlic planting and trails exploration
2 pm Community Drum Circle with Saragail Benjamin
Thank you to our past co-sponsors: Ruach Ha'Maqom, Beth Jacob, Ohavi Zedek, JCOGS, PJ Library of Vermont, Arthur & Bobby Kurzweil, Jackie Rosenbloom & Jeffrey Mazur
Attended parking will be available in the field directly across from the Shady Lady Grove 307 Route 100B, Moretown, VT 05660
From the parking area, there is a scenic 1/8 mile walk, up a 200' hill, to most of the events and camping.