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« on: October 13, 2008 12:14:09 PM »

Anyone wlese here have pictures of their Sukkah? Please share!

Here are some of ours. Just got it done a little while ago. Nothing like working on a deadline to put fear into me. Grin

Ours is relatively small (can only seat 10 people), but I kind of like it that way.











Thanks for looking! Smiley


(For a fun Sukkot recipe check hereSmiley
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« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2008 12:06:19 PM »

I love it!  Smiley

No sukkah here.  I'm lazy.   Tongue
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« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2008 12:26:01 PM »

Thank you for replying CraftyCat!

Hope your Sukkot is going good. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2008 12:35:28 PM »

What a lovely Sukkah. I love your welcome decorations.  Didn't have a Sukkah this year but DH promised me that he will build a new frame after I schlepped him around to my friends Sukkah, so hopefully next year we can sit in our own Sukkah again.  I still have all of my decorations and outside cover for it.  Good idea to put up the roof thing.  We only used wire to keep the branches up.  I like the palm leaves and when they start to go brown after a few days they can really hurt when you walk into them.  I love yours.  It's nice and cozy.  Lovely.
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« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2008 12:48:49 PM »

Thank you! Smiley

Around here having a sukkah is a big deal. We even have the sukkah hop for the kids.

The top cover is called a schach. It can be bought online, and is kosher for keeping on top of the sukkah. You can still see the sky/stars. Don't recall how much they are, but since it is re-used every year it is negligible.
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« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2008 01:04:39 PM »

You mean what I see in the picture you call  schach?  How cool.  That means you don't have to go around crazy looking for the cut off branches of trees?  How very very cool.  I've never seen that before.  I was thinking (when I saw yours) that I'd just get the stuff we have here for the "banana houses" and use that next year then put up the palm branches cause it's like a screen and you can see through it but the branches and leaves won't fall down (esp into the food.lol)  thank you for the information\lesson.  I don't mean to be a pain, but do you put lights in your lanterns?  I've only used a naked bulb through the years and would like to make it nicer for next yr and the yrs to come.
And what is a Sukkah hop? lol.
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« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2008 06:30:55 PM »

The schach is all natural, and will last for a long time. The one we have is about 5 years old. The paper lanterns have battery operated lights, but we have large overhanging lamps (you can see the one over the table and the back right corner). They provide the real light for inside.

The sukkah hop is where we have 3 - 4 routes for all the sukkahs through our community. All the children go on the route that they live within, to each sukkah. At each stop they learn a story, sing or talk about the parsha. They get treats or a drink, and go to the next house.

No worries on the questions. I am glad to answer them! Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2008 09:19:47 PM »

Thank you so much for your patience in answering my questions HSG.  That's a wonderful idea for the kids going on a "Sukkah walk".  Fun as well as educational.  Our kids do the same here just didn't know it had a name but they just go from one house to another and "visit" or see what each family does.  It is all within walking distance.  I had the joy of doing this with them last year while working in the kindergarden. Of course, the kindergarden had it's own large Sukkah.
I really like the idea of the paper lanterns since I love to just sit out in the Sukkah in the evenings and the weather usually permits.  I'll keep my eyes open this year.  We try to prune our trees around Sukkah specifically for the Schach also, when the kids were young, I tried to at least have 5 "minim" on a smaller "feature" table in the Sukkah. Too bad I don't have pictures of them.  Probably only the film type pictures.  I've already started with decorations for next year since DH promised me he'd make the frame.  I've already saved the fabric I sewed to go around it and some of the decorations hopefully have survived.  Can you tell that Sukkot is one of my favorite holidays? Hopefully, B'H, we can compare notes next year.  Again, thank you for sharing with me.
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