Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret, Simhat Torah Resources

In the catalog

To find books about the holiday(s) in the catalog, search under the subject headings: Sukkot ; Shemini Atzeret ; Simhat Torah ; Hoshana rabba You may also search the catalog under the holiday name with "customs and practices" after it. We also have some books and articles written on: Four Species (Sukkot) ; Sukkah ; Etrog ; Lulav ; Myrtle (Sukkot) ; Willow (Sukkot)

In the stacks

Most will be shelved in the BM 695 section. Sukkot - BM 695 S8 ; Shemini Atzeret - BM 695 S5.3 ; Simhat Torah - BM 695 S6.

Study and teaching

Search the catalog under Sukkot--Study and teaching or check with the Tartak Center (or email for lessons plans and project ideas.

Selected Web-sites

Union for Reform Judaism
The URJ provides overview articles, study guides, and family program resources.


Sukkot / Kolel, the Adult Centre for Liberal Jewish Learning
This site contains an overview of the holidays focusing on the Biblical sources. It also has articles on many of the traditions.


Judaism 101 - Sukkot
This site has a short overview of the holidays
This site contains articles, study guides and "how-to's"
This site contains many articles, study guides, children's pages, and "how-to's"


While the Library thinks that these sites are useful, their content is not under our control and may express views that are not shared by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.


If you have any further questions about finding information on this, or any other topic, ask your local HUC-JIR librarian or email  us.

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