What a fabulous way to celebrate Sukkot: surrounded by dozens of acres of apple trees on a perfect fall day. We had a great turnout at Waters Orchard in Germantown, where we joined together to sing songs, learn about the holiday, and of course, build our Sukkah. Many of us stayed late to enjoy apple picking on the farm’s gorgeous property. We may have cut a few corners with the Sukkah – they probably weren’t built with pvc pipe in biblical times and our roof of twigs wasn’t quite water tight (not even close) – but the camaraderie and deep appreciation for the celebration was infectious. Rabbi Cohen came equipped with an authentic etrog and lulav to pass around, the kids assembled decorations to hang from, and we took turns dining under the twig roof. Special thanks to Diana, who did so much work to make this a memorable event for all of our families.