The end of October brought to a close a month chock-full of holidays almost from beginning to end, giving us a chance to catch our breath, turn our clocks back an hour early Sunday, Nov. 6, face whatever Election Night brings us Tuesday, Nov. 8, and look ahead to the secular feast of Thanksgiving on Thursday, Nov. 24, by which time fall weather might arrive.

The unusually warm October meant that even though Sukkot was later than normal, it was still pleasant to spend time eating, drinking and even sleeping beneath the stars in the sukkah.

We thank those of you who sent us photos of your sukkahs to share with the community; we hope to do a better job soliciting submissions next year.

In addition to three home sukkahs, we have high school freshmen in the sukkah at the Weber School, the Marcus Jewish Community Center’s family festival Oct. 23 and the fascinating, foodie-friendly, farm-to-table dinner held at Aluma Farm on Oct. 23.