Itongadol.- In honor of the Sukkot holiday, set to begin this evening (September 18), 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, UK 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 Rabbah festival day, Wednesday, September 25.
Jewish Agency Launches Sukkathon 2013 to Find the \»Number One Sukkah in the World\» in Honor of the Sukkot Holiday
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 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.
Sukkathon photos may be submitted via email (to Number1Sukkah@gmail.com) or on Twitter or Instagram, using the hashtag #Number1Sukkah.