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Children celebrate Sukkot at Wakeman Farm

Published 4:56 pm, Thursday, September 19, 2013
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Sunday School children from the Congregation for Humanistic Judaism will be among those celebrating the harvest at a Sukkot party at Westport's Wakeman Town Farm on Sunday, Sept. 29, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., with an optional bring-your-own picnic until noon.

Children and their parents will decorate the sukkah with the bounty from Wakeman's gardens. Wakeman Town Farm staff will lead children on tours of the farm, and educational presentations on the environment and farming will be available for children in fourth grade and older. Other activities include lessons and hands-on experiences with chickens, rabbits, goats, sheep, and composting.

For more information call 203-226-5451 or visit www.HumanisticJews.org

Sukkot harkens back to times in ancient Israel when Jews built huts (sukkah) near the edges of their fields during the harvest season and decorated them with special fruits of the harvest. These dwellings provided shade and allowed workers to spend more time in the fields and harvest their food more quickly.

For more information call 203-226-5451 or visit www.HumanisticJews.org