Looking for a Sukkah?

September 13, 2009 by J-Wire
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A world-wide registry of Sukkahs has been set up in Melbourne.

The directory has been designed for Jews to locate a Sukkah near to them so that they can go there to eat. The idea of this service is not to list every Sukkah, but to try and have a Sukkah listed for every area in which Jewish people may find themselves during Sukkos. The main focus of this service is to enable people who work on Chol-Hamoed to eat lunch in a Sukkah which is close to their place of work.

This service was started in 1994 as a local service to the Jewish community in Melbourne, Australia. Last year there were 251 Sukkahs on the list, located in 18 countries. These Sukkahs were mainly located in shuls, schools, and businesses. In Melbourne the service was initially nicknamed the “Sukkah at Work project”.

Avi Vorcheimer compiled the list as a non-partial member of the community. He publicises all Sukkahs regardless of the affiliation of their owners, and all Jews are welcome at any of these Sukkahs. The idea of this project is merely to promote achdus (Jewish unity), and to help other Yidden. There is no charge for this service.

If you have a Sukkah that you would like to register, you can do so by sending an email with the details to register@localsukkah.org.

For more information, visit  www.localsukkah.org

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