In Celebration of Sukkot, A Sukkah Stands on Wellesley’s Chapel Lawn

October 11, 2017
A sukkah on Chapel Lawn

Every year in celebration of Sukkot, Wellesley builds a sukkah, where members of Wellesley’s Jewish community can come together to share meals. This afternoon, Wellesley College Hillel gathers with members of the Multifaith Student Council to host “pizza in the hut” – a festive meal in the sukkah shared with fellow students and alumnae.

“Sukkot is a harvest festival in which Jewish people take meals, socialize, and even dwell in temporary structures, each called a sukkah,” said Rabbi Steven Edelman-Blank. “The holiday is also celebrated by waving four species of plants and has come to symbolize the period of time the Israelites traveled through the wilderness,” he added.