Sukkot in Spring is Evolving
For at least the past decade, Congregation Etz Hayim has partnered with Temple Rodef Shalom and Rebuilding Together for an annual fix-up/clean-up project benefiting folks in our local communities, known as Sukkot in Spring. Rebuilding Together puts it best: “Rebuilding Together is a national US non-profit organization working to preserve affordable homeownership and revitalize neighborhoods by providing free home repairs and modifications to low-income homeowners.” The annual Sukkot in Spring project brought volunteers from CEH and TRS, “Jews With Tools,” together for a “one- day project” that usually morphed into a Herculean effort requiring 3-4 days in actuality.
We’re working with Rebuilding Together to change the focus from one major annual project to a handful of smaller projects throughout the year. Our aim is to engage scads of congregants with these more manageable efforts in order to keep the program thriving. We want to attract younger congregants’ participation, as well as relieve the burden on the aging veteran volunteers of the Etz Hayim/Rodef Shalom team. Details on new projects will be shared as they become available.