Exodus 23:14 says "Three times a year you shall keep a feast to me in a year." In this passage, the Hebrew word for 'times' is 'regaliym' which means 'feet'. The implication is that the Israelites were to 'go on foot' or 'travel' to the place God appointed the be the location of the festival. Thus the festivals are call "pilgrimage' or traveling festivals.
Notice - SOOJ will not be holding a Sukkot festival in 2020
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 name that has been given to the Feast of Tabernacles, the major festival of the fall festival season. It, along with Passover, Shavuot, Yom Teruah, and Yom Kippur are all part of the Biblical Festival cycle listed in Leviticus 23 of the Judeo-Christian Bible.
In reality, all the Biblical festivals are 'Seasons of Our Joy' in that they provide us with a guide for the Salvation of God people. Without a good understanding of the festivals, a person is unable to understand how God intends to usher in a new age as pictured by the New Jerusalem. Why, because as Paul said - the festivals, along with the Sabbath and New Moon, are . . .
'Shadows of Things to Come'
and a shadow is the image of the real thing!
The Feast of Tabernacles is the major festival of the Hebrew fall harvest season. It pictures the Messianic Kingdom, when Yeshua (Jesus) will reign in Jerusalem and all the nations will come up to worship Him. Because it falls in the season of the final harvest, it hints of the final 'harvest' of souls when God's spirit will be poured out all mankind and they will turn to Him and walk in His ways.
'Ami Yisrael' is Hebrew for 'my people Israel'. We take the words of God, Yeshua, Moses, the prophets, and Yeshua's disciples seriously. Thus when Paul said "... if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise" (Gal. 3:29) we believe that applies to us. We are not Jewish, for the Jews are just a small part of the Hebrew people.