Season of Our Joy

Feast of Tabernacles - 2023

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Due to difficulty in finding an appropriate facility in which to host SOOJ 2023, Ami Yisreal Fellowship will not be hosting 'Season of Our Joy' in 2023. Starting in 2024, AYF has secured the Camp Shiloh Retreat for the next 4 years.

Information on this page pertains to last year's (2022) SOOJ Sukkot Festival.

You shall hold a festival for the LORD your God seven days, in the place that the LORD will choose; for the LORD your God will bless all your crops and all your undertakings, and you shall have nothing but joy.

TNK Deuteronomy 16:15

Feast of Tabernacles

Season of Our Joy is a 'Hebrew Roots' observance of Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles. For eight days we praise YHVH through our actions - prayer, song and dance, Bible study, feasting and fellowship. We hear from gifted speakers who teach us the ways and walk of YHVH, our Father, and who teach us the meaning of this very special time of year referred to by the ancient Jewish sages as "the Season of Our JOY". 

SOOJ is held at the Camp Shiloh Retreat just a few miles from Mount Pleasant in Northeast Texas. It is observed in accordance with the traditional Jewish calendar beginning Sunday evening, October 9 and continuing through Monday evening, October 17.

We welcome you to share the festival with us!

Below, you will find information pertaining to all aspects of SOOJ. Contact us for more information.

Registration Begins at the end of March 2022!

Dove with words 'shalom aleichem'
2022 Festival Theme

For 6,000 years, the adversary has deceived mankind into thinking that what is actually 'good' is now 'bad' and what is bad' can somehow be 'good'. The Feast of Tabernacles marks the time when God will begin to turn that back around and restore 'bad' and 'good' to their proper place. As that progresses, mankind will begin to experience the 'shalom' - the PEACE that God intended all mankind to experience.

What is Peace? In the Hebrew thought, 'shalom' is more than just getting along; it is about everything being complete - fulfilling the purpose for which all things were created. This year's festival theme "Shalom Aleichem - Peace be Unto You" will focus on how 'shalom' will be restored during the 1,000 year reign of Messiah Yeshua.

This year's theme is also a tribute to Dean Wheelock, the founder of "Hebrew Roots" magazine and a long-time friend of Season of our Joy.  

"Shalom Aleichem" Dean!