Tel Aviv is hosting the world’s largest sukkah, which takes eight days to assemble, for the fifth year in a row! The sukkah (the singular form of sukkot) consists of four walls made of wood, canvas, or other material. To celebrate Sukkot, Jews eat meals in the sukkah, which becomes a colorful gathering place for family and friends.
One of the central practices of the week-long holiday of Sukkot is “Ushpizin” or welcoming guests, but the pluralistic, independent Beit Tefilah Israeli has taken the tradition a step further. It plans to welcome upwards of 25,000 people to what it says is the world’s largest sukkah, a 700-square-meter (7,000 square feet) extravaganza constructed for the fifth year running at the Tel Aviv Port.
During Sukkot . . . the so-called “World’s largest sukkah” will host 72 different events, including daily yoga, dance, children’s activities, study sessions, lectures, and musical performances. The sukkah will also host an evening dedicated to exploring the relationship between American and Israeli Jews with a panel including MK Yehudah Glick and former MK Ruth Calderon.