Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC

When Home is a "Booth in the Desert": Youth Homelessness in DC
Location: Virtual

Sasha Bruce sukkot program

Sukkot, or the Biblical Festival of Booths, invites us to consider what it would be like if “home” was temporary, without the permanence of four sturdy walls and a roof that doesn’t let in rain and wind. As we sit in our own sukkah or that of our synagogue or neighbor, we invite you to meet Sasha Bruce Youthwork, one of the largest and most experienced providers of services to youth in the DC Metro region who are experiencing homelessness.

Learn about ways you can engage in both direct assistance as well as advocacy efforts on behalf of youth experiencing homelessness while exploring the themes of Sukkot and the various religious imperatives for eradicating homelessness from different faith perspectives. This is an interfaith program and all are welcome!

About Sasha Bruce Youthwork:
Established in 1974, Sasha Bruce Youthwork (SBY) is the leading provider of homeless youth services in the DC Region. Through its 21 programs in DC and Prince George’s County, MD, SBY works to improve the lives of over 6,500 runaway, homeless, abused, and neglected youth and their families. Learn more at

In partnership with Temple Rodef Shalom, Foundry United Methodist Church, Temple Emanuel, Church of the Epiphany, Adas Israel Congregation, Temple Micah, St. Stephen & the Incarnation Episcopal Church, Dignity/Washington, St. Augustine Catholic Church Social Justice Advocacy and Team Hope Ministries, Southeast Tabernacle Church, Westmoreland Congregational United Church of Christ, First Congregational United Church of Christ, Kehila Chadasha, Washington National Cathedral, Prayer and Word Church.

This event is free but requires pre-registration. Please click on the ticket icon to the right in order to proceed to registration.






Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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