The sukkah is a temporary structure with a roof of branches or bamboo that represents the ancient jewish peoples travel through the desert from Egypt to Israel. The Bible commands in the book of exodus that this hut be erected outside for 7 days each fall and that jewish people eat their meals under its shade.
Thank you for all of your effort and hard work bringing your tradition to Georgetown, Georgetown Synagogue! And, Thank you Rabbi Hyim, for sharing this story! It is an honor adding it to our collection.
Did You Know…Kesher Isreal is proud to be the Georgetown Synagogue and the only historic orthodox synagogue in its original location in the District of Columbia?