• 18.11.2017
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The Grand Sukkah: And There Will Be Room For Everyone

Sukkot is one of the most beautiful holidays of Israel, in which we celebrate our connection to nature, celebrate the joyous holiday and simultaneously realize that everything is temporary, transient and fragile.

Join us for a week full of activities in our Grand Sukkah at the Tel Aviv Port

Sukkot is one of the most beautiful holidays of Israel, in which we celebrate our connection to nature, celebrate the joyous holiday and simultaneously realize that everything is temporary, transient and fragile.

The sukkah reminds us for a week that focusing only on material objects makes it harder to see the things that really matter for we are not measured by the strength of the walls of our home, but by the strength of the walls of the heart.

Beit Tefilah Israeli, in cooperation with Tel Aviv Port, are looking to give meaning to Jewish holidays in a way that is relevant and meaningful to most Israelis. The Grand Sukkah at the Tel Aviv Port is a beautiful way to experience Sukkot wholeheartedly.

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Every year fewer and fewer people build sukkot in their homes, but there is no one who does not enjoy sitting, eating, studying and singing in the sukkah.

This is the opportunity to take part in a sukkah that has a message of unity and peace, at the most beautiful place in Tel Aviv, at the port facing the sea – and thus participate in the creation of an open and connected Israeli Jewry.

And everyone will have room.
It’s not just a line or a song, and it’s not a slogan, but the reality we build every year. In our huge 700 sq. meter sukkah located in the most beautiful place in Tel Aviv – the Tel Aviv Port – and has musical, cultural, leisure and ceremonial activities for everyone:
children and adults,
secular and religious,
Tel Avivians and visitors,
Israelis and tourists,
women and men,
individuals and families,
immigrants and veterans

The Sukkah is a space for meeting, sharing and creating vibrant Jewish Israeli experiences. It is open to the general public, free admission – and there is room for everyone!

Join us for a week full of activities in our Grand Sukkah at the Tel Aviv Port!

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>>> Detailed Schedule <<<

Wednesday, October 4 – Holiday Eve

4:00pm A toast and the inauguration of the Grand Sukkah

5:30pm Musical prayer service with Rabbi Esteban Gottfried, Atalya Lavi, Yotam Mahler and the Beit Tefilah Israeli Ensemble

7:00pm Settling in the Sukkah – a holiday meal in the Sukkah *bring the food with you*

8:30pm Holiday Tisch with music and singing

Thursday, October 5 – Holiday

9:00am Yoga for Sukkot

10:00am Musical Shacharit (morning) Prayer for Sukkot

11:30am Children’s experiential activity with the Four Species

12:30pm Creative workshop for children

3:00pm Creative workshop for children

4:00pm Children’s experiential activity with the Four Species

5:00pm Children’s show

6:30pm “Let it Be” – Lecture by Dr. Moti Zeira on singer Naomi Shemer’s songs and poems, accompanied musically by Yotam Mahler and Atalya Lavi

8:30pm Sacred Music Circle marathon into the night led by “Peleh”

Friday, October 6 – Chol HaMoed

9:00am Feldenkrais exercise led by Tammy Lotan

10:00am Musical Shacharit (morning) Prayer for Sukkot

11:30am Children’s experiential activity with the Four Species

1:00pm Children’s Puppet Show

2:00pm Creative workshop for children

4:00pm Decorate the Sukkah

5:30pm Musical Kabbalat Shabbat

7:00pm Settling in the Sukkah – a holiday meal in the Sukkah *bring the food with you*

8:30pm Holiday Tisch with music and singing with Gil Kopatz

Saturday, October 7 – Chol HaMoed

9:00am Yoga for Sukkot

10:00am Musical Shacharit (morning) Prayer for Sukkot

11:30am Children’s experiential activity with the Four Species

12:30pm Creative workshop for children

1:30pm Drumming workshop for children with Yoel Dorot

3:00pm Folk dancing with parents and children with Miri Akuni

4:30pm Folk dancing with parents and children with Miri Akuni

6:00pm Balkan Klezmer music with Gal Klein and Yanush Hurwitz and Havdalah

7:30pm Ladino performance: “La Serena” with Kobi Zarco and Kobi Mishal

9:00pm a conversation on the relationship between Israel and Diaspora Jews with MK Yehuda Gilad Kariv

Sunday, October 8 – Chol HaMoed

9:00am Feldenkrais exercise led by Sigal

10:00am Musical Shacharit (morning) Prayer for Sukkot

11:30am Children’s experiential activity with the Four Species

12:30pm Sukkah of Coexistence: Israelis from periphery communities

2:00pm Sukkah of Coexistence: Jewish Settlers

3:30pm Sukkah of Coexistence: Arab Israelis

5:00pm Sukkah of Coexistence: Ultra-Orthodox Jews

6:30pm Sukkah of Coexistence: Ethiopian Jews

8:00pm Sukkah of Coexistence: Everyone comes together

9:00pm “Hasidic Jam”: Hasidic tories and tunes with Dr. Ze’ev Kitzis and reporter Sara Beck. Accompanied by Gal Klein’s Klezmer Ensemble

Monday, October 9 – Chol HaMoed

9:00am Feldenkrais exercise led by Tammy Lotan

10:00am Musical Shacharit (morning) Prayer for Sukkot

11:30am Children’s experiential activity with the Four Species

12:30pm Creative workshop for children

2:30pm Drumming workshop for children with Yoel Dorot

4:00pm Story Time: The Fisherman and the Goldfish with Noga Fogel (in cooperation with Beit Ariela Library)

5:30pm Prayer for the Welfare of All Nations in cooperation with ambassadors and Jewish, Christian and Muslim religious leaders

7:00pm “Catch 67” – a discussion with Dr. Micha Goodman about his latest novel with MK Yair Lapid

8:30pm Surprising Connections: Dreaming Together with the Israeli Society – led by Co.Lab – a project by UJA Federation of New York

Tuesday, October 10- Chol HaMoed

9:00am Feldenkrais exercise led by Tammy Lotan

10:00am Musical Shacharit (morning) Prayer for Sukkot

11:30am Children’s experiential activity with the Four Species

12:30pm Creative workshop for children

2:30pm Children’s Puppet Show

4:00pm Alma Theater: The City of Mice (in cooperation with Beit Ariela Central Library)

5:30pm Study session in the Sukkah: Starting from Bereishit

7:00pm Live performance by Mika Karni

9:00pm Performance by 929 Band with Miki Shaviv

Wednesday, October 11- Erev Simchat Torah

9:00am Explore Tel Aviv – Sukkah is closed

11:30am Children’s experiential activity with the Four Species

12:30pm Creative workshop for children

2:00pm “The Sound of Magic”: Children’s Show with Dori Klein

4:00pm “Just Want to Dance”: Dance Workshop with Yankalle Filtser

5:30pm Musical Aravit (evening) prayer and dancing with the Torah for Simchat Torah

Thursday, October 12- Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah

9:30am Musical Shacharit (morning) prayer and dancing for Simchat Torah

11:30am Opening the Torah: Experiential activity for children

12:30pm Creative Workshop for Children

4:00pm “The Neighbors in the Tower”: Conversation about rent prices by Moti Rosenzweig

5:30pm Study session in the Sukkah: Starting from Bereishit

6:30pm “Just Want to Dance”: Dance Workshop with Yankalle Filtser

8:00pm Dancing with the Torah for Simchat Torah

10:30pm Closing: L’heetraot until Sukkot 2018

“And Everyone Has a Place” – entrance to all events in the Sukkah are free

Partners and sponsors of the Grand Sukkah include:

The Stulman Foundation, the Daniel Foundation, the Tel Aviv Municipality, the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles, the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest, the Jewish Federation of New York and the Ruderman Foundation

Our Grand Sukkah was also made possible by our collaborators: Merkaz Hinam, the Co.Lab Project, Beit Ariela, Beit Leyvik, and the Meitarim Network.

To stay updated on Grand Sukkah’s activities and events, check out the Facebook event here.

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