Thursday, October 13, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm
Sukkah of the Congregation B'nai Emunah (CBE), 1719 S Owasso Ave, Tulsa, OK 74120
Sponsored by the Jewish Folklore and Ethnology Section
“Building Resistance: Ritual Structures for Radical Inclusion”
Gabrielle A. Berlinger (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
host: Marc Boone Fitzerman (The Synagogue | Congregation B'nai Emunah)
Almost every year, the Jewish holiday of Sukkot falls during the annual meeting of the American Folklore Society. This creates challenges for observance of the holiday by Jewish folklorists and it also hinders the ability of non-Jewish folklorists to learn about this celebration rich in foodways, ritual symbolism, historical narrative, and expressions of social ethics—all elements gathered under the roof of a vernacular building known as a sukkah. In 2022, AFS and Tulsa’s Congregation B’nai Emunah break this cycle! All folklorists and friends are invited to a Sukkot dinner in the CBE sukkah. Rabbi Marc Fitzerman (Congregation B’nai Emunah) will host and folklorist Gabrielle Berlinger will deliver a short and accessible lecture on Sukkot titled: “Building Resistance: Ritual Structures for Radical Inclusion.” The event will take place inside the CBE sukkah and will feature a vegetarian meal appropriate to this autumnal holiday.