Sukkah for Good

Sukkah for Good brings people together to strengthen our community while helping the Federation raise money to support our mission. Sukkah for Good is a series of fundraisers hosted by community members during Sukkot continuing the tradition of welcoming guests for a Sukkot meal.  Join us this year – celebrate this Sukkot with good food, interesting conversation, and fun with friends old and new.

2018 Events are ALL SOLD OUT!


Ladies, Libations and Live Music

Friday, September 21, 7pm

Hosts Kim Lan Grout and Madeline Seltman

Bring in this Shabbat with a fabulous group of ladies, delicious libations, and live music.  Craft and themed cocktails will be served with hors d’oeuvres.  Come make new friends.    

$18 per person, 40 guests, casual attire

Attending this event offsets costs for all of our fabulous community wide celebrations like Pride Havdallah and Hanukkah Fest that draw hundreds together.


Smoke and Sukkah

Saturday, September 22, 7pm

Hosts Sue Engoto and Morris Wallack

Join Sue Egnoto and Morris Wallack on their recently expanded outdoor deck in historic Morehead Hill/Durham for a wonderful evening of great food and the spirit of Sukkot under the trees. This year’s theme of “Smoke and Sukkot” will feature appetizers of house-smoked trout and salmon, and smoked chicken and brisket for dinner, accompanied by wonderful side dishes and white and red wines to match. Everyone who attends will go home with a vacuum-packed piece of salmon; marinated in dark rum, dry cured in brown sugar and salt and smoked to perfection on Alder wood. It’s sure to be an evening of tastes to remember with great company!

$54 per person, 12 guests, casual attire

Attending this event supports one weeks’ worth of essential supplies from our JFS Food Pantry for a family in need.  This includes key staples, fresh produce, and needed hygiene supplies, ensuring basic needs are met.  


Family Fun in the Sukkah

Sunday, September 23, 3:30pm

Hosts Irene Skowronek & Rachel Feuer and Families

Join us as for a family friendly afternoon in the Sukkah.  We will have Sukkot songs, stories, and crafts for kids.  Then we will share in a snack of homemade pumpkin bread and apple cider in the Sukkah.

$18 per family, 20 families, casual attire

Attending this event provides support for our weekly family programming such as Tunes & Tots, PJ Library Storytime, Tot Shabbat Storytime, and Parent and Baby Fitness. 


Mexican Fiesta Shabbat

Friday, September 28, 6:30pm

Hosts Jill Madsen and Ali Serrioz

Join us as we infuse two of our favorite things into Sukkot – Mexican and ramekin cooking!  Evening will begin with homemade salsa bar and sangria.  Then second course will include vegetarian enchiladas, traditional Mexican rice, and ramekin fiesta lime black beans.  Finally we will end with an incredible ramekin Mexican chocolate pot de crème.

$36 per person, 10 guests, casual attire

Attending this event underwrites our weekly Shabbat Outreach program; bringing the Shabbat experience to our local congregate living facilities for older adults.


Tapas Feast

Saturday, September 29, 6:30pm

Hosts Greg & Bryna Rapp and Nathan & Rachel Bearman

Gather under the bamboo boughs of our sukkah on the edge of a rolling pasture.  Watch the sunset as we enjoy a tapas feast including Andalusian gazpacho with garlic croutons, grilled fish and an assortment of vegetarian tapas.  Spanish wine pairings throughout the meal.  You’ll want to save room for dessert, rustic pie with seasonal fruit and mini Chocolate souffle’s.

$118 per person, 8 guests, casual attire

Attending this event supports the Federation in offering needed inclusion supports so a child with a disability can fully participate in Camp Shelanu – for fun, for friends, forever.