Sukkot/Shemini Atzeret Resource and Program Bank

On Sukkos, we celebrate water through the Simchas Beis Hashoeva (Celebration of the Water Drawing Ceremony) and we continue recognizing the value of water through tefilat geshem, the beginning of our prayers for rain. Our rabbis and ancestors understood that water is essential for life. Each year, Canfei Nesharim encourages communities to focus on appreciating water on Sukkos and Shemini Atzeres.

This year we are focusing on the precious importance of water, and reminding everyone, "Don't Let Precious Water Run!"

Adult Learning

Water Facts

Kids' Activities

Products for Order

Water: Appreciating a Limited Resource
A Torah Teaching for Sukkos on appreciation through limits.

Discussion Guide: True Joy Through Water

Explore Hebrew-English sources and discussion questions appreciating water. Great for adult learning programs.

The Value of Water:

A teaching about Sukkot with facts about water

The Blessing of Rain:

A teaching about rain for Shemini Atzeres, with facts about bottled water.

Statement on Water Quality:

Prepared by Canfei Nesharim’s Science & Technology Advisory Board

How you can save water in your home and community

Break the bottled water habit! See how much bottled water is REALLY costing you.

Take a pledge to break the bottled water habit
(opens pages from the website of the Center for a New American Dream)

Mayim B’Sason:

“Sukkah hop” activity for children

A Water and Chocolate Party:
True Joy for Your Simchas Beis Hashoeva

How Many Logim?
(For children 7 years and up)

(for children up to 12 years)

Artful Sukkah Decorations

From Canfei Nesharim:

Sukkah Decorations, Decals, Stickers & 'Water Wheels'

Eco-friendly Etrogim from Eretz Yisrael, from Tarlow Etrogim:
Learn More and Order

Buy a new stainless steel water bottle! Kick the bottled water habit with a 15% off coupon on Kleen Kanteen stainless steel water bottles from Nubius Organics. Learn More and Order

More Teachings and Source Sheets are available on Canfei Nesharim's site.

What do you think of our Sukkot activities? Let us know!

Canfei Nesharim is grateful to Targum Shlishi for last year's generous grant which helped build this program, and to Gaia Fund for this year's generous grant, which has been used to create this year's new resources!

Canfei Nesharim expresses its sincere gratitude to Bikkurim, a joint project of JESNA, UJC, and the Kaminer Family, for taking us into their incubator for new Jewish ideas from 2004-2009.

This content originated at Canfei

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