Drive Through Sukkah New This Year at the UJCVP

The United Jewish Community Center of the Virginia Peninsula (UJCVP) will have a “drive through sukkah” in the parking lot at 401 City Center Blvd. Newport News this fall for the first time in this area.

Originated by a Jewish congregation in Florida, this will be a new way to help our community members take part in the Jewish holiday of Sukkot.  A sukkah is a temporary structure built as part of the celebration of the ancient harvest holiday of Sukkot.  People typically spend time in the sukkah eating meals, celebrating, and performing ceremonies dictated by the week-long holiday.

“People may want to show their children what a Sukkah is but may not have the time to build their own, or they may be new to Judaism, or may have grown up Jewish but not with this ritual. It’s a great way to give people of all ages the opportunity to try something new,” says Jennifer Meyers, a UJCVP  program representative.

Any member of the public who would like to take part can drive into the sukkah, lower their car window (or even hop out) and shake the special ritual items lulav and etrog while saying the blessings.
Download Sukkot Blessings

A volunteer will be available:

Sept 30 – 7:30-9:00 am, 6-7 pm

Oct 1- 8:00-9:30 am, 6-7 pm

Oct 2 – 8:00-9:30 am, 12:30-2:30 pm

Special Programs:

Sept. 3oth – 5:30 PM – Be our Ushpizin (guests)!”
Gesher Hump Day Happy Hour in the Drive Thru Sukkah

Oct. 1st – 4:30-5 PM – Hebrew School Snack in the Sukkah

For Questions call 757-930-1422

See the Daily Press Article