Wednesday, Oct. 15 – Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008
- Description: The celebration begins Wednesday at sunset with a welcome dinner and continues daily. A "wedding feast" is held on the second Wednesday night. The last day is Shemeni Atzeret, Hebrew for the Eighth Day. (Learn more about Sukkot by reading or listening to Hallel Fellowship discussions.)
- Location: CYO Camp & Retreat Center, Occidental, Calif. (map; download a map in PDF format)
- Schedule: download it in PDF format
- Costs: $20 per night per person; $5 per person for day use.
- Registration contact: Kathy De Fever, 707-527-8678 (send a message).
What is the Feast of Tabernacles or Sukkot?
God’s Word explains that our Heavenly Father wants us to rejoice before him at this appointed time:
“So beginning with the fifteenth day of the seventh month, after you have gathered the crops of the land, celebrate the festival to the LORD for seven days; the first day is a day of rest, and the eighth day also is a day of rest. On the first day you are to take choice fruit from the trees, and palm fronds, leafy branches and poplars, and rejoice before the LORD your God for seven days. Celebrate this as a festival to the LORD for seven days each year. This is to be a lasting ordinance for the generations to come; celebrate it in the seventh month. Live in booths [sukkot in Hebrew] for seven days: All native-born Israelites are to live in booths so your descendants will know that I had the Israelites live in booths when I brought them out of Egypt. I am the LORD your God.”
The 15th day of the seventh biblical month this year begins at sundown Oct. 15, 2008.
If you are interested in learning about the significance of these days or God’s other appointed times, come celebrate and learn with us. We will celebrate with food, daily Torah (i.e., Genesis–Deuteronomy) study, teachings, Scripture Adventures, Red Tent Sessions & Workshops (special topics for women by women), dancing, children’s activities, swimming, mikvah (Hebrew for collection [of water]; symbolic washing of the body in water as part of cleansing and repentance), singing, marketplace* and auctions*.
Pictures of the campsite
A stream runs through the property.
A heated pool is nearby.
* Donations requested and appreciated for the Jerusalem market (new/used books, toys, white elephants of all kinds).
Recent posts in Tabernacles
- Spirit-filled connections between Shemini Atzeret (Eighth Day), Shavuot (Pentecost) and Sukkot (Tabernacles) - October 17th, 2014
- Lessons from Sukkot in Biblical history - October 15th, 2014
- Sukkot and the Millennium ingathering - October 14th, 2014
- What do the offerings of Sukkot represent? - October 10th, 2014
- Seventh month of God's calendar: Beginning of the end of the beginning of the end - September 20th, 2014
- Shmini Atseret (convocation of the Eighth Day) pictures new beginnings - September 29th, 2013
- Finding 'The Prophet' Yeshua the Messiah during Sukkot - September 28th, 2013
- Sukkot lesson for the coming Kingdom: What is a 'believer'? - September 27th, 2013
- Symbols of Sukkot: The sukkah - September 26th, 2013
- Symbols of Sukkot: Four species of trees - September 24th, 2013
- Fundamentals of reigning with Messiah in the Kingdom of God: Judgment, mercy and trust - September 23rd, 2013
- Sukkot foreshadows coming of the Kingdom of God - September 22nd, 2013
- God's appointments with humankind gain meaning over time - not obsolescence - September 21st, 2013
- Identity crisis: Do believers in Messiah Yeshua join 'the Church' or Israel? - September 14th, 2013
- 1st Kings 8: Chiastic teaching ties together messianic figures Moshe, David and Shlomo - March 9th, 2013
- 1st Kings 8:1-21: Shadow of Yom Kippur, Sukkot in dedication of first Temple - January 12th, 2013
- Shmeni Atzeret pictures God wanting to be with mankind - October 9th, 2012
- God’s three harvest festivals - October 8th, 2012
- Why did Yeshua quote 'blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD' from Psalm 118? - October 4th, 2012
- Sovereignty of God - October 3rd, 2012