We’ll have a Shabbat potluck with #GreenShirtGuy, Alex Kack, an organizer for the Peoples Defense Initiative, focusing on work with Tucson Families Free and Together.
If you have a vote-by-mail ballot, please bring it with you. We’ll have fun dancing (or walking) to a joyous traditional Shabbat song, to a nearby mailbox at 1st & 1st!
As well as your mail-in ballot if you have one, you may like to bring a dish from your culture for the potluck, and a flashlight or headlight since we are meeting outdoors.
We’ll also have a speaker from the Peoples Defense Initiative, a booth where you can have your photo taken with #GreenShirtGuy, music after the potluck, a raffle, and an opportunity to make another mailbox run.
We at Jewish Voice for Peace are so happy that First Christian will allow us to set up a a “sukkah”–a temporary structure like a ramada–for the Jewish holiday of Sukkot (the plural of sukkah), Oct 13-Oct 20. Sukkot is a harvest festival, a time of thinking about shelter, and a time when we welcome the stranger. It is also the most joyous holiday in the Jewish calendar, a time of celebration after the intense work of reviewing our actions and making amends up through Yom Kippur.
Our sukkah is in the front area outside facing Speedway, so that passersby will be welcome to drop in and make a decoration, or pick up some literature and stickers about Prop 205, the Sanctuary City voter initiative to create a safe refuge for all people of Tucson.