By: Hannah Mink
Sukkot was always a special holiday at my synagogue growing up. The clergy and many volunteers would work hard to build a sukkah, Shabbat services were held in the sukkah, and students learned different Sukkot traditions in the sukkah. We also learned how to shake the lulav and etrog and we got to try delicious fruits that are traditionally eaten on Sukkot.
This week, we’re making dried fruit and apple strudel! Strudel is traditionally eaten on Sukkot to represent a bountiful harvest. Also, strudel (and other stuffed foods) is eaten on Sukkot to represent filling our lives with blessings. You can use any fruits you would like in your strudel, but this recipe calls for apples, nuts, and mixed dried fruits. This recipe also suggests using packaged phyllo dough, but feel free to make your own dough. Enjoy your strudel and Chag Sameach!