Build Your Own Sukkah For Sukkot!

Sukkot Begins Fri. 10/2!
Celebrate and build your own Sukkah!

Sukkot סוכות is one of the most joyful festivals on the Jewish calendar. “Sukkot,” סוכות a Hebrew word meaning “booths” or “huts,” refers to the Jewish festival of giving thanks for the fall harvest and is the Biblical origins of the American holiday of Thanksgiving. The holiday has also come to commemorate the 40 years of Jewish wandering in the desert after the giving of the  תורה Torah atop Mt. Sinai.

Also called זמן סמחתינו Z’man Simchateinu (Season of Our Rejoicing), Sukkot is the only festival associated with an explicit commandment to rejoice. Sukkot is celebrated five days after
יום כפור Yom Kippur on the 15th of the Hebrew month of תשרי Tishrei, and is marked by several distinct traditions. One, which takes the commandment to dwell in booths literally, is to erect a sukkah, a small, temporary booth or hut. Sukkot (in this case, the plural of sukkah) are commonly used during the seven-day festival for eating, entertaining and even for sleeping.

The sukkot we build have open walls and open doors, and this encourages us to welcome as many people as we can. We invite family, friends, neighbors, and community to rejoice, eat, and share what we have with each other.

Another name for Sukkot is חג האסיף Chag HaAsif (Festival of the Ingathering), representing the importance in Jewish life of giving thanks for the bounty of the earth.

In years past, TBO built a palm frond סכה sukkah on our patio. Our students spent the day creating and hanging decorations. During these pandemic days, that will not be possible this year. 
So this year, we encourage you to build your own סכה sukkah! It’s much easier than you think and there are links below for plans and materials!

Celebrate the holiday of סוכות Sukkot! Build your own סכה sukkah in your backyard, on patio or balcony!
Plans for building your own sukkah are below.
Learn More About The Holiday Of סוכות Sukkot

What You Will Need To Build סכה A Sukkah And Celebrate סוכות Sukkot!

In addition to building a sukkah (below) you’ll need to order a Lulav & Etrog!

The Lulav is a collection of 3 different types of plants: palm branch, willow, and myrtle.

The Etrog is a citron, a member of the lemon family. 

About the Lulav & Etrog

You can order your Lulav & Etrog from:

Zion Judaica

Esrog Depot


A Sukkah Built With Metal Poles

A very durable, easy to erect and store, Sukkah. 

Get The Plans, Instructions, and Items List

A Sukkah Made From PVC Pipes

Sturdy, light-weight, easy to erect and store.

Get The Plans, Instructions, and Items list

Building A Sukkah With Your Children

You can help your family get ready for Sukkot by reading a story, making a harvest treat to share, and by building and decorating a sukkah. Short on space? Don’t worry—we’ve included activities for big back yards, courtyards, and apartment living as well.

More Information Here

13 Different Plans Of Sukkot!

Here are 13 different plans for building your sukkah. Pick the one that works best for you!

13 Easy To Build Sukkot

Sukkot Kits! Everything You Need Shipped To You

There are several companies that will ship you everything you need to build your own Sukkah!


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