Sukkah Project Design Competetion

A DESIGN BUILD COMPETITION

September 21 – 27, 2018 – Exhibition

September 23, 2018 – Sukkah Festival & Award Ceremony

The Texas Jewish Arts Association welcomes you to The Sukkah Project: Dwell in Design – a design competition to which local and national architects, artists and builders are invited to submit their most creative and exciting sukkah designs.

A panel of expert judges will select a minimum of 10 of the most outstanding and creative sukkah designs entered into the competition. These winning entries will receive a $1,800 construction stipend and be tasked with building a life sized, modern artistic interpretation of a sukkah to be displayed on the grounds of the Museum of Biblical Art on September 20th, 2018.  Each sukkah will display the designer’s name and his artist statement.

 The exhibition is free to the public except on Sunday 23rd when there will be a $5 entry fee per adult that will be donated to our designated beneficiaries.

For more information visit: https://www.thesukkahproject.org/exhibition

Participants of the Sukkah Project can obtain lulav and esrog sets, as well as other items via our page here.

 

Israel imports Moroccan citron for 1st time

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4429463,00.html

First deliveries of 1,500 etrogim arrive from African country just in time for Jewish holiday of Sukkot

Navit Zommer

The Agriculture Ministry has permitted the import of etrogim (yellow citrons) from Morocco ahead of the Jewish holiday of Sukkot.

First deliveries of 1,500 etrogim arrived in Israelseveral days ago. This is the first time the Jewish state imports etrogim from Morocco.

The Moroccan citron which grows in the Atlas Mountains is considered the original etrog from the biblical times, according to researchers specializing in the plants of the Bible.

The Moroccan citron is mostly popular among Sephardic communities, and the import is being done at the request of the communities’ leaders in Israel.

Published: 09.15.13, 13:43