Three sukkahs in U.S. and Israel win Jewish Agency Sukkhaton competition

( Three sukkahs, two in the U.S. and one in Israel, will share the title of "Number One Sukkah" as the winners of the Jewish Agency for Israel's first Sukkathon competition.

Sukkathon 2013 co-winner, Terrace at the Glen, Queensbury, New York. Credit: Eleanor Levie.

The three winners are the sukkah at Terrace at the Glen, an assisted living facility in Queensbury, New York); the Schachter family sukkah in Pennsylvania; and the sukkah of the Jewish Agency's Ye'elim Immigrant Absorption Center in Be'er Sheva, Israel.

Sukkathon 2013 co-winner, Schachter family household, Pennsylvania. Credit: Michele Schachter.

"We are starting a New Year and these olim (immigrant) children represent the real hope in this country," said competition judge Betina Schnaid, an artist who made aliyah from Brazil. "I wish for them to be happy in Israel for many years, and that each one give the best of themselves to improve this country and that the ceiling gets higher over the time and that they will have their own families in Israel. The sky is the limit for these beautiful olim!"

Sukkathon 2013 co-winner, The Jewish Agency's Ye'elim Immigrant Absorption Center, Be'er Sheva, Israel. Credit: Tali Nehama, The Jewish Agency for Israel.



Posted on September 25, 2013 .