Rationale for Modesty Guidelines

YHWH talks to us about modesty in the Scripture, so it is evident that there is an idea of modesty in his heart. It is clear that modesty is at least as much about how we act as about how we dress. However, YHWH does not go on to line out in detail how to be modest in every setting of life.

Every conference or event has a culture; norms or ideals that are shared by those participating. One of those things relates to the definition of modesty. Everyone reading this should be able to comprehend that some people will not come if the modesty guidelines are too restrictive. Others will not come if they are too inclusive.

One of the things we are taking into account as we organize this event, is that we are rehearsing for the Wedding between Yeshua and his Bride. Also, please bear in mind that all this works best when there is kindness and shalom toward one another.

Our objectives in generating guidelines:

  1. To reflect our best understanding of what YHWH expects of his people when they congregate in His mo’edim. This is based on decades of collective experience in attending as well as organizing events. But we overtly state that we (the organization team) are still learning as we try to serve you and build the Kingdom.
  2. To make the guidelines restrictive enough that those attending will be able to worship and fellowship without the distractions that come when there is too much exposure.
  3. To make the guidelines inclusive enough so that as many people as possible will be able to come without significantly changing how they are used to dressing themselves.
  4. To have guidelines that are realistic, practical, and “livable”.

Modesty Guidelines (Dress Code)

These guidelines are specifically for the meeting venues, but we ask that everyone consider the issues behind them as you pack before you come to Sukkot, and as you dress and prepare to interact with others who are attending the event, even though you may not be entering a worship setting. If you are unsure about a garment, please consider going in a more conservative direction as you choose what to pack or wear.

Be Set Apart to YHWH, and Holy (Spiritual messaging and symbolism)

General guidelines

Lower body

Midriff

Neckline

Sleeves

Thank you for your understanding and support.