Ten days after Rosh Hashanah is Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish year. It is a time to think about the past year and how we can be better in the year ahead. A yahrzeit (memorial) candle is lit to remember loved ones who have died.
The story of Jonah is read and it reminds us that it is not always easy to do what is expected of us.
Sukkot comes after Yom Kippur and is welcomed by the lighting of candles, saying a kiddush over wine and sharing the challah. Sukkah's are built and decorated with color fruits and vegetables ans is a way of celebrating the harvet and thanking God for all things that grow.
This year I related how my family and I studied Kwanzaa last year and how those activities are very similar to other cultural traditions.