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Sukkot: Resources: Books, Articles and Websites

Resources: Books, Articles and Websites

Books and Articles

  • A Garden of Choice Fruit: 200 Classic Jewish Quotes on Human Beings and the Environment. Wyncote, Pennsylvania: Shomrei Adamah, 1991.
  • 54 Ways You Can Help the Homeless. Rabbi Charles A. Kroloff. West Orange, NJ: Hugh Lauter Levin Associates, Inc. and Behrman House, Inc., 1993.
  • Judaism and Ecology: A Hadassah Study Guide in Cooperation with Shomrei Adamah, Keepers of the Earth.New York: Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America, Inc. and Shomrei Adamah, 1993.
  • Shalom/Salaam: A Resource for Jewish-Muslim Dialogue. New York: UAHC Press, 1993.
  • To Till and to Tend: A Guide to Jewish Environmental Study and Action. New York: The Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life.

Social Action Websites

  • Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism: The official website of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism can be searched for resolutions, initiatives, and information on the social action themes of Passover.
  • Social Action Program Bank: Tried-and-true programs from other congregations including programs with Sukkot themes.
  • Union for Reform Judaism: The Union's website contains a wide variety of resources on Jewish holidays, rituals and social action ideas. TheDepartment of Worship, Music and Religious Livinghas a webpage dedicated to Sukkot with many helpful materials.
  • NFTY Social Action: NFTY's website contains materials for social action chairs of youth groups around the country. The above link goes to NFTY's Social Action page, which provides resources and program ideas on a wide variety of issues.
  • MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger: MAZON offers a number of readings and resources relating to issues of hunger for use during Sukkot and throughout the year.
  • Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life: The Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life (COEJL) promotes environmental education, scholarship, advocacy, and action in the American Jewish community. It's website provides environmental program ideas for congregations and individuals during Jewish holidays, including a special section on Sukkot.
  • Socialaction.com: Socialaction.com is an online magazine dedicated to pursuing justice, building community, and repairing the world. A wealth of materials for social action-based programming, readings, and supplements related to Sukkot and other holidays can be found at the above link.
  • MyJewishLearning.com: A great site for general information, applications, and study materials surrounding the observance of Sukkot.