October 6,7,8 2017
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.

Together we dwell in this shelter and reorient ourselves to those things that are most permanent: the process of harvest, preparation and feast: time spent with another in face to face conversation : and the purposeful work arising from building celebratory time together.


Schedule 

Oct 6 Shabbat Dinner: Local food and story sharing
Oct 7 Title: Experience a day of community, rest and renewal with  regional spiritual teachers, hiking, meditation and song with a speakeasy in the sukkah.
Oct 8 All Day Celebration: 

Camping encouraged and pre- festival Avodah (work) week for harvest, building, beautifying and community starting 10/3 - Living Tree Alliance Community in Moretown Parking at 307 Rt. 100B


Saturday Night Speakeasy In The Sukkah: Stories, Sprits and Stars

In an impermanent world , how do we create purpose, meaning and satisfaction? Under the full moon, we'll share song, story, drink and stars to discover the deep mystery of why the Jewish tradition has encouraged one week of sleeping, dining and wining under the stars.  Spirits by Stonecutter Spirits and Stars with the Vermont Astronomy Club.  We'll dance the night away to Yiddish swing and klezmer! 
 

Sukkot On The Farm Harvest Festival

Our day long festival provides people of all ages to experience a community of gratitude, celebration, creativity and delight.  This pilgrimage brings you to the center of the harvest: the sukkah, a hand woven temple built by volunteers and designed by LTA resident Anthony Kessler.
We weave and shake the traditional lulav and etrog with our version of the Lulav shakedown. We learn through mindfulness and the Jewish tradition how to recenter our lives around those values that provide meaning despite the impermanent nature of reality. We make art for our homes from the beauty of the harvest.  Stay tuned for our 2017 schedule! 


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Sukkot on the Farm Workshops for Synagogues and Groups

The Festival of Iimpermanence can be a lifestyle shifter, providing participants with a transformational oppurtunity to connect their ancestrial roots to their geographical roots, providing foundational strength and resiliency to a culture usually unbounded by tradition and place.

We will bring this to your community and school as a youth or famiy workshop. 


"Everything is beautiful in its moment, but the ripening is hidden from your mind, and you cannot comprehend beginnings or endings. From this I concluded it is best for you to rejoice in what is and devote your life to goodness. This is the gift of reality: eat and drink and find work that pleasures your heart. Reality's flow is endless, moment to moment nothing is added and nothing is taken away, and its sole purpose is to open you to wonder."    - Ecclesiastes 3:11-3:14