Press Release:

Washington Nationals Celebrate the Festival of Sukkot

For the second consecutive year, the Washington Nationals will host members of the Ohr Kodesh Congregation at Nationals Park when the team faces the Atlanta Braves on Sunday, September 26. In celebration of the Jewish Festival of Sukkot, also known as the “feast of tabernacles,” Ohr Kodesh volunteers will construct the first-ever Sukkah at the ballpark next to the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation kiosk.

The Sukkah represents the temporary shelters in which the children of Israel lived while wandering in the desert for forty years. In addition to commemorating this time in Jewish history, the holiday is also a harvest festival that lasts seven days. The Sukkah will be open to the public and remain in the ballpark until the evening of Tuesday, September 28.

Rabbi Lyle A. Fishman, who has served as the spiritual leader at Ohr Kodesh for more than 25 years, will also throw out the Ceremonial First Pitch at Sunday’s game.

WHEN: Sunday, September 26
Center Field Gates Open: 11:00am
Pregame Ceremonies Begin: 1:11pm
First Pitch: 1:35pm