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Due to all the uncertainty caused by the Coronavirus pandemic, many have been inquiring whether the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem will still be hosting its annual celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles in Jerusalem this October. In response, the ICEJ leadership wishes to advise you of the following:

First of all, we indeed will be holding a Feast of Tabernacles celebration from 2-7 October 2020, as scheduled. The Bible instructs us to “keep the Feast” (Zechariah 14:16; Acts 18:21), and that we will do!


However, we will have to remain flexible in our planning over coming weeks with regards to where and how the Feast will take place this year. This will depend on several factors that are in the hands of Israeli authorities and other government officials around the world, including:

a)  Will international flights to and from Israel be resumed by early October

b)  Will Israel allow non-citizens and non-residents to enter the country, and will they require some sort of health check or quarantine of incoming visitors

c)  Will large public meetings be allowed in Israel

d)  If large meetings are allowed, will social distancing still be required

e)  Will hotels, transport and tourist sites be operating again in Israel

Based on recent encouraging reports of a gradual easing in restrictions, we are hopeful that most of these questions and concerns will be resolved in the coming weeks. Thus, we should be able to make more definite decisions for this year’s Feast by mid-summer. More details on how you can attend the Feast will be forthcoming, so please check back with us here or email in the weeks ahead. 


Meanwhile, if you are planning your flights and hotels to Jerusalem for the Feast, please make sure you have taken full advantage of any refund policies available.

We appreciate your prayers regarding this year’s Feast and look forward to celebrating it with you in October.

“And it shall come to pass that everyone who is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall go up from year to year to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, and to keep the Feast of Tabernacles.”

(Zechariah 14:16)


“… I must by all means keep this coming feast in Jerusalem…”

(Acts 18:21)


Serve in Israel during Sukkot

Our online application to serve as a Feast Team Member in the 2020 ICEJ Feast of Tabernacles: Prepare the Way, is open.  Submit your application today! 

Warm greetings from Jerusalem!


Since its inception in 1980, the Christian celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles has been a vital and central part of the ministry of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem to comfort the people of Israel (Isaiah 40:1) in practical expressions of friendship and support. Pilgrims come from many nations to worship the Lord, pray for the peace of Jerusalem and bless Israel in this time of restoration. We believe that celebrating the Feast each year honors the Lord in anticipation of the fulfillment of the words spoken by Zechariah when “the nations (...) shall come up from year to year to worship the King, the Lord of Hosts, and to keep the Feast of Tabernacles” (Zechariah 14:16).

The Christian Celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles is held during the Jewish celebration of Sukkot (Leviticus 23). It is a celebration of unity, joy, rest and restoration. Traditionally, it celebrates the ingathering of the harvest, the coming of the rains, the protection and the provision of God to His people during the unforgiving emptiness of the desert. In receiving the promised Messiah, we have become Tabernacles for His glory.

Throughout the years, the ICEJ has been blessed by gifted, dedicated, and servant hearted individuals who have come year after year to serve on teams such as Ushering, Security, Children’s Program, Registration, Catering, Tech & Stage Production, and more! We believe the Lord specifically calls people each year and places a desire in their hearts to serve, sacrifice, and be challenged and encouraged in their walk with Christ during this festive season in Jerusalem. 

Ministering at the Feast tests you in many ways - spiritually, physically, and financially; it is a time of awakening. It continues to be our prayer that the Feast Team Members who serve with us in Jerusalem experience a time of spiritual refreshing and growth and that they may leave Israel with a renewed vision and a fresh sense of purpose for their life and their walk with the Lord!


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