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Over 600 people join Chabad at the new Sukkah in the City

Sunday, 23 October, 2011 - 8:21 pm

Sukkah 3.jpgThis Sukkot Chabad Lubavitch has been welcoming people to a new Sukkah in Central London. Occupying a prominent position in the heart of the city's business and legal district, the Sukkah has been talked about all over town. Over 600 people stopped by to eat, to shake the lulav, to daven or to just see what all the fuss was about.
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Large numbers gathered each day at the Sukkah including over 200 people on 2nd day Chol HaMoed for a buffet lunch sponsored by Deloitte. Mincha services attracted over 60 people each day and Chabad staff were on site throughout Chol HaMoed answering questions and explaining about Sukkot to the many people passing by.
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The project was a partnership between Chabad Lubavitch and a number of firms based in the area including Deloitte, Bolt Partners, Mishcon De Reya, Taylor Wessing and Speechly Bircham and other anonymous donors.

There was immediate interest and huge support both from leading City firms and generous individuals. After planning and funding decisions were Sukkah 2.jpgfinalised the project received the green light and construction began in the week before Sukkot. The Sukkah has been located centrally in the pedestrianised part of New Street Square, EC4.

Sukkah 8.jpgRabbi Bentzi Sudak of Chabad Lubavitch UK said, "It has been an overwhelming success and has given many Jewish people the chance to experience Sukkot.  It has been a pleasure to work together with local Jewish partners, all who have shared a passion and excitement for thisSukkah 7.jpg fantastic project and we hope to repeat this in the same location every Sukkot."


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