Sukkot was an ideal time to invite representatives of affordable housing organizations and those working with the unhoused to join members of West End Synagogue’s Social Action Committee to gather in the WES sukkah. Rabbi Joshua Kullok introduced attendees from Habitat for Humanity, NOAH’s Affordable Housing Task Force, the mayor’s Housing Task Force, and Open Table to the Sukkot holiday where Jews spent time eating and dwelling in the temporary structures, reminding them of those that existed as the Jews wandered the desert for 40 years. Here in Nashville and around the world, many people have no permanent homes and lack adequate food. The gathering in the Sukkah included an appeal to those attending for suggestions about ways WES can help in their work.
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