Israel In Your Community

Number One Sukkah: The Jewish Agency Sukkathon

We're looking for the Number One Sukkah in the World! On the festival, we invite guests (ushpizin) to visit our sukkot. This year, The Jewish Agency invites you to open up your sukkah, and to visit sukkot in Jewish communities around the world with our Sukkathon.


We look forward to visiting your sukkah!

In the spirit of inviting guests into one's sukkah, The Jewish Agency for Israel would like you to open your sukkah to other Jews from communities around the world. 

Send us pictures of your sukkah, or - even better - you in your sukkah to or tweet to @JewishAgency, using the hashtag #number1sukkah.
Don't forget to add a little bit about yourselves and your community. 

All submissions must be received by 6pm Israel time (11am EST) on Monday, September 23.

The most beautiful and innovative sukkot will be selected by a panel of international artists.

About our judges:

Pam Davidson was the principle architect and project manager on many projects in Cape Town before making Aliyah. These include the FIFA World Cup Stadium and the South African Heritage Storage Museum. She has also worked on residential and municipality projects in Cape Town, Ra'anana, Holon, and Rishon le Zion. To view her portfolio and blog about architecture+israel, go to

Julia Weiner has served as the art critic of the Jewish Chronicle (JC) since 1993. She is also Lecturer in Art History at Regent's University London and works part-time in the Learning Department of the Victoria and Albert Museum. She was Curator at the Ben Uri Art Gallery, London, from 1990-1996 and has also worked at the London Museum of Jewish Life. She currently advises London Jewish Cultural Centre on their exhibition programme.

Betina Schnaid made Aliyah from Brazil in July 2011. She holds a BA in Fine Arts, and a Masters Degree in Graphic Design, and worked as an Art Director for over 10 years. Having studied in Brazil, Spain and Israel, she now makes a living as a fine artist. She represented Israel at the first London Art Biennale in 2013. To view her portfolio, click here. 

Winners will be announced on Hoshana Raba, Wednesday, September 25.

15 Sep 2013 / 11 Tishrei 5774 0
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Margot Saffer is an olah chadasha writing from Jerusalem, Margot holds degrees in English, Media, and Psychology (cum laude), and a MPhil in Life-Writing. Her poetry, prose, journalism, and academic work have been published in three languages, on four continents. Her interests are social activism, giving voice to minority populations, and personal profiles.