Posted by boston.com September 10, 2013 10:00 AM
The following was submitted by the Lappin Foundation:
Children and adults are invited to have fun kite flying at the Lappin Foundation’s PJ Library Sukkot Story Time on Sunday, September 22, 2 p.m. at Chabad, 44 Burrill St. in Swampscott. The program will include Sukkot stories, kite-flying, snacks, and a visit to Chabad’s sukkah (hut) where families can shake the lulav (palm, willow and myrtle leaves) and etrog (citron) and enjoy refreshments provided by Chabad.
Foundation president Robert Israel Lappin said that the idea was inspired by kite flying festivals in Israel that take place during Sukkot as a way to connect with and appreciate the gifts of nature, specifically the wind. “The Festival of Sukkot is all about connecting with nature,” said Lappin. “At this season, a special prayer is added for wind, ruach. Wind is spiritual in nature, and kite-flying provides children the opportunity to truly experience the wind in a fun way and in the context of a Jewish program,” he added.
The program will take place, rain or shine, but kite flying will be weather permitting. Children will take kites home if we cannot fly them due to inclement weather. Reservations are requested by September 17 to Phyllis Osher at 978-740-4404 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Walk-ins are welcome.
PJ Library Sukkot Story Time is a free program of the Lappin Foundation, whose mission is enhancing Jewish identity across generations, and is supported by CJP.