How Do I Find a Sukkah to Visit?

Answered by
Rabbi Victor S. Appell

It is a mitzvah to build a sukkahsukkahסֻכָּה"Booth" or "hut;" temporary structure associated with the agricultural festival of Sukkot; plural: sukkot. and welcome guests into it. It is also a mitzvah to celebrate Sukkot by spending time in the sukkah. We do this primarily by eating meals in a sukkah. Of course, not everyone has the space to build a sukkah. Most synagogues make their sukkot available for visitors. Find a local synagogue through our Reform Congregational Directory and reach out to learn about opportunities to enjoy their sukkah. Consider making plans to have lunch in a nearby sukkah. Inviting a friend and enjoying a leisurely lunch in the shade of the sukkah on an autumn day is a lovely way to spend an hour. If you are not a member of a congregation, this is a great way to get to know a local temple and meet some of their members and staff!