In 2010 there was a contest called Sukkah City. People were invited to construct unusual sukkahs. Now the movie about this wild and crazy event is out; you can see a trailer here. What the contest illustrated is that sukkahs can come in all sorts of shapes, colors and materials. Even kosher ones! I thought I’d share a few images with you to get your creative juices flowing.
Congregation Beth Elohim in Park Slope, NY had this structure built for them in 2011.
Here is my own sukkah from a couple years ago. This is one of my FAVORITE photos as you’ll note that Batman guards my sukkah! So stay away bad guys!
Here is B’nai Shalom of Walnut Creek’s congregational sukkah. Big enough to accommodate community gatherings.
Here’s a sukkah with a table and a comfy seat. Jewish prayer flags have become available in recent years. Also, with a heightened awareness of avoiding food waste, many people use paper mache fruit instead of real fruit.
This is a crowded street in an ultra Orthodox neighborhood of Jerusalem – from Haaretz.com
A friend of mine artfully hangs diaphanous fabric from branch to branch in her garden and adds lights. It is magical.
Email me a photo of YOUR sukkah that I can share here. Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org