Jewish ‘Sukkah’ built

The Jewish Community of Kauai Sunday School participated in the building of a Sukkah this year, in celebration of the holiday of Sukkot. A Sukkah is a temporary shelter with four walls and a thatched roof, made out of trees and branches.

“The Sukkah reminds us of the supernatural protection against the difficult climate that our ancestors experienced throughout their desert travels,” a release said. “Beyond its historical significance, the Sukkah symbolizes the realization that our lives are temporary and that our personal situations might change at any instance.”

The Barzilai, Hibbitt and Splittstosser families provided the site, as well as bamboo and palm materials. Rabbi Rita Leonard supervised the construction.

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