Drive-by Sukkot experience

Young professioals gather at Adas Israels festive sukkah for sushi and sumo / photo taken by Rachel Mauro

Young professioals gather at Adas Israel's festive sukkah for sushi and sumo / photo taken by Rachel Mauro

I signed up for and attended Adas Israel’s sushi and sumo in the sukkah Wednesday night, but barely was the sushi set on the table that I had to leave for Baltimore. So I can’t really tell you what happened at this innovative-sounding event, but in case any participants are reading this, I invite you to share your thoughts in the comments!

My main objective was to spend at least a little bit of time during the Sukkot holiday in an actual mandated sukkah, so off I trekked. I was not disappointed in the least.

Adas Israel’s sukkah was huge, certainly with enough space to fill a dozen tables. On the walls hung paper chains and Hebrew school renditions of Biblical heroes like Esther and David. The thatched roof danced in the breeze, hanging fruit shimmying playfully like wind chimes.

A lulav and an etrog adorned every table at Adas Israels sukkah / photo taken by Rachel Mauro

A lulav and an etrog adorned every table at Adas Israel's sukkah / photo taken by Rachel Mauro

Though billed as a unique, culture-blending event, Wednesday’s festivities were not without the traditional lulav and etrog, used to praise Gd in the spirit of the holiday. I wish I’d gotten a chance to shake them! 😛

Sukkot ends this Saturday night, with the advent of Simchat Torah. Join YP@AI once again for the three martinis celebration, or find other activities going on in Jewish institutions around town! Chag sameach!

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