'Green' Sukkah in Jerusalem
'Green' Sukkah in Jerusalem Flash 90

The municipality of Jerusalem has erected the country's largest Sukkah, built from recycled materials. It will be open to guests until the end of the holiday of Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles), celebrated in Israel seven days beginning Monday evening. Last year's Sukkah of the Jerusalem Municipality was made out of candies and sweets. The opening ceremony took place Sunday evening.

 

The "Green Revolution" inspired this year's Sukkah, with surrounding events including children's workshops, films on environmental issues, Klezmer performances, cartoonists and drummer circles.

 

The schedule of events includes the Pirkhei Yerushalayim Choir at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday night, after the conclusion of the first night of the seven-day holiday, on which Jews are commanded to rejoice.

 

A Klezmer performance will take place at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday and 8:30 p.m. Thursday and Saturday nights.

 

Elsewhere in Jerusalem, the once-in-seven-years Hakhel ("Gather the people together") ceremony will take place in TekumaPark, near the Jewish Quarter in  the OldCity, at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

More Sukkot events can be seen in the Israel National News Holiday Activities scroller.

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