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Setting up a Sukkah, decorating with the four species, performing a Tashlikh (casting away sins), or fasting on Yom Kippur – Jewish high holidays ceremonies from around the world

View 18 unique photos from our collections:

Children holding the four species. New York, USA, Sukkot, 1950’s:

Children holding the four species. New York, USA, Sukkot, 1950's. Photo: Herbert Sonnenfeld. Beit Hatfutsot, The Oster Visual Documentation Center, Sonnenfeld Collection

Photo: Herbert Sonnenfeld. Beit Hatfutsot, The Oster Visual Documentation Center, Sonnenfeld Collection

Girl reading a book about Rosh Hashana, Israel, 1950’s:

Girl reading a book about Rosh Hashana, Israel, 1950s Photo: Herbert Sonnenfeld. Beit Hatfutsot, The Oster Visual Documentation Center, Sonnenfeld Collection

Photo: Herbert Sonnenfeld. Beit Hatfutsot, The Oster Visual Documentation Center, Sonnenfeld Collection

Apple decorated with cloves, a tradition of the German Jews for Yom Kippur, USA, 1950’s:

Apple decorated with cloves, a tradition of the German Jews for Yom Kippur, USA, 1950's. Photo: Herbert Sonnenfeld. Beit Hatfutsot, The Oster Visual Documentation Center, Sonnenfeld Collection

Photo: Herbert Sonnenfeld. Beit Hatfutsot, The Oster Visual Documentation Center, Sonnenfeld Collection

Sukkot, four species market, DP Landsberg Camp, Germany, 1945-1946:

Sukkot, four species market, DP Landsberg Camp, Germany, 1945-1946. Photo: Zvi Kadushin. Beit Hatfutsot, The Oster Visual Documentation Center, Zvi Kadushin Collection

Photo: Zvi Kadushin. Beit Hatfutsot, The Oster Visual Documentation Center, Zvi Kadushin Collection

Women in the courtyard of the synagogue on Rosh Hashanah, Shiraz, Iran, 1973:

Women in the courtyard of the synagogue on Rosh Hashanah, Shiraz, Iran, 1973. Photo: Leni Sonnenfeld. Beit Hatfutsot, The Oster Visual Documentation Center, Sonnenfeld Collection

Photo: Leni Sonnenfeld. Beit Hatfutsot, The Oster Visual Documentation Center, Sonnenfeld Collection

Lesson about Sukkot at a Jewish School, New York, USA, 1950’s:

Lesson about Sukkot at a Jewish School, New York, USA, 1950's. Photo: Herbert Sonnenfeld. Beit Hatfutsot, The Oster Visual Documentation Center, Sonnenfeld Collection

Photo: Herbert Sonnenfeld. Beit Hatfutsot, The Oster Visual Documentation Center, Sonnenfeld Collection

Celebrating Sukkot at the ‘Hatikva’ Jewish school. Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, 1948:

Celebrating Sukkot at the 'Hatikva' Jewish school. Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, 1948. Beit Hatfutsot, The Oster Visual Documentation Center, courtesy of Rivke Brostein

Beit Hatfutsot, The Oster Visual Documentation Center, courtesy of Rivke Brostein

Yom Kippur at the Synagogue in Philpot Street, London, England, c.1930:

Yom Kippur at the Synagogue in Philpot Street, London, England, c.1930. Photo: 'Star' newspaper. Beit Hatfutsot, The Oster Visual Documentation Center, courtesy of Irene Adelman

Photo: ‘Star’ newspaper. Beit Hatfutsot, The Oster Visual Documentation Center, courtesy of Irene Adelman

Sukkot in Tiferet Israel Synagogue, Bombay, India, c.1979:

Sukkot in Tiferet Israel Synagogue, Bombay, India, c.1979. Photo: Carmel Berkson Beit Hatfutsot, The Oster Visual Documentation Center, Carmel Berkson Collection

Photo: Carmel Berkson Beit Hatfutsot, The Oster Visual Documentation Center, Carmel Berkson Collection

A Gabbai calling for Selihot (penitential) prayers, Vilkaviskis, Lithuania, 1925:

A Gabbai calling for Selihot (penitential) prayers, Vilkaviskis, Lithuania, 1925. Beit Hatfutsot, The Oster Visual Documentation Center, courtesy of Israel Sperling

Beit Hatfutsot, The Oster Visual Documentation Center, courtesy of Israel Sperling

The YMHA (Young Men’s Hebrew Association) Armed Services Committee of Louisville provided a Sukkot Service and celebration at Fort Knox, Kentucky, USA, for the servicemen in World War II:

The YMHA (Young Men's Hebrew Association) Armed Services Committee of Louisville provided a Sukkot Service and celebration at Fort Knox, Kentucky, USA, for the servicemen in WWII. Beit Hatfutsot, The Oster Visual Documentation Center, courtesy of the Jewish Community Center in Louisville, KY, USA

Beit Hatfutsot, The Oster Visual Documentation Center, courtesy of the Jewish Community Center in Louisville, KY, USA

“Tashlikh” in Bombay, India, 1983:

"Tashlikh" in Bombay, India, 1983. Beit Hatfutsot, The Oster Visual Documentation Center, courtesy of Joseph Guedj

Beit Hatfutsot, The Oster Visual Documentation Center, courtesy of Joseph Guedj

Celebrating Sukkot at “Tarbut” School, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1983:

Celebrating Sukkot at "Tarbut" School, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1983. Photo: Julia Kahane. Beit Hatfutsot, The Oster Visual Documentation Center, courtesy of J. Kahane, Argentina

Photo: Julia Kahane. Beit Hatfutsot, The Oster Visual Documentation Center, courtesy of J. Kahane, Argentina

Jewish soldiers at Rosh-Hashana prayer, Rangoon, Burma, 1944:

Jewish soldiers at Rosh-Hashana prayer, Rangoon, Burma, 1944. Beit Hatfutsot, The Oster Visual Documentation Center, courtesy of Rabbi Moses Joffe

Beit Hatfutsot, The Oster Visual Documentation Center, courtesy of Rabbi Moses Joffe

"Jewish soldiers at Rosh-Hashana prayer, Rangoon, Burma, 1944 Beit Hatfutsot, The Oster Visual Documentation Center, courtesy of Rabbi Moses Joffe"

Beit Hatfutsot, The Oster Visual Documentation Center, courtesy of Rabbi Moses Joffe

Children holding lulav in a Sukkot parade at the DP camp of Santa Maria di Bagni, near Lecce, Italy, October 1946:

Children holding lulav in a Sukkot parade at the DP camp of Santa Maria di Bagni, near Lecce, Italy, October 1946. Beit Hatfutsot, The Oster Visual Documentation Center, courtesy of Stephan Cohen

Beit Hatfutsot, The Oster Visual Documentation Center, courtesy of Stephan Cohen

Bene Israel Jews conducting “Tashlikh”, India, 1950:

Bene Israel Jews conducting "Tashlikh", India, 1950. Beit Hatfutsot, The Oster Visual Documentation Center, courtesy of Nurin Salomon

Beit Hatfutsot, The Oster Visual Documentation Center, courtesy of Nurin Salomon

Tashlikh ceremony on new year’s day on the shore of the Indian Ocean, Bombay, India, 1979-1980:

Tashlikh ceremony on new year's day on the shore of the Indian Ocean, Bombay, India, 1979-1980. Photo: Carmel Berkson Beit Hatfutsot, The Oster Visual Documentation Center, Carmel Berkson Collection

Photo: Carmel Berkson Beit Hatfutsot, The Oster Visual Documentation Center, Carmel Berkson Collection

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