Throughout the year Rabbi Shmuly Gutnick organizes and runs Jewish Clubs in many public and private high schools, where Jewish teens get together at lunchtime or right after school and have fun.
Clubs meet on a weekly or monthly basis, depending on the location.
The teens look forward to their get-togethers for fun and learning where they have delicious kosher pizza and Jewish lessons with hands on activities.
For the holiday of sukkot Rabbi Shmuly visited his Jewish clubs in a sukkah mobile with a lulov and Etrog.
The Rabbi explained that Jewish unity is one of the central themes of Sukkot. The four species – namely, the citron (etrog), palm branch (lulav), myrtle (hadas), and willow (arava) – together symbolizes four types of Jews, with differing levels of Torah knowledge and observance.
Bringing them together represents our unity as a nation — despite our external differences.
The Rabbi also explained what a Sukkah is, as the teens climbed up into the Sukkah on wheels, made a blessing and shook the lulav. It was truly an amazing experience. As student Ian Milul said, “This is the coolest thing ever.”