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Jewish Agency Seeks ‘Number One Sukkah in the World’

Does your Sukkah stand up to the challenge as the “best in the world.” The Jewish Agency will be the judge in its “Sukkathon 2013” competition.
recent immigrants to Israel pose in the sukkah they helped build at The Jewish Agency's Ye'elim Immigrant Absorption Center in Be'er Sheva.

recent immigrants to Israel pose in the sukkah they helped build at The Jewish Agency's Ye'elim Immigrant Absorption Center in Be'er Sheva.
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The Jewish Agency for Israel has launched a competition to find the Number One Sukkah in the World.

The competition, dubbed “Sukkathon 2013,” invites Jewish individuals and communities around the world to submit photos of their sukkahs for consideration by a panel of judges. The judges include the South African-Israeli architect Pam Davidson, British art critic and art history lecturer Julia Weiner, and artist Betina Schneid, a recent immigrant to Israel from Brazil, who has participated in The Jewish Agency’s Ulpan Etzion program in Jerusalem.

Photo submissions will be welcomed until Monday, September 23, and the winner will be announced on the Hoshana Rabba festival da, the last day of Sukkot, this, Wednesday.

As part of the Sukkathon, children from the Jewish Agency’s Ye’elim Immigrant Absorption Center in Be’er Sheva have submitted a photo of themselves (above) in the absorption center sukkah, which they helped build and decorate.  Hundreds of new immigrants living in the absorption center are preparing to celebrate their first Sukkot in Israel, as are thousands of other immigrants at Jewish Agency absorption centers around Israel.  Some 350 individuals reside in Ye’elim, including some 130 children.

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One Response to “Jewish Agency Seeks ‘Number One Sukkah in the World’”

  1. Sukkahsoftheworld.org is a website devoted to pictures of sukkahs. Enjoy and submit.

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