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WesSukkah Houses 5th Year of Sukkot Festivities at Wesleyan

The Wesleyan Sukkah (WesSukkah), is celebrating its fifth anniversary this month while providing a dwelling for Wesleyan's Jewish community to celebrate the festival of Sukkot. For eight days, students study, socialize, mediate, eat, host events and occasionally sleep in the religious building.

The Wesleyan Sukkah (WesSukkah), is celebrating its fifth anniversary this month while providing a dwelling for Wesleyan’s Jewish community to celebrate the festival of Sukkot. For eight days, students study, socialize, mediate, eat, host events and occasionally sleep in the religious building.

WesSukkah, pictured here on Oct. 7, is a temporary structure located on the lawn of Olin Library.

WesSukkah, pictured here on Oct. 7, is a temporary structure located on the lawn of Olin Library.

Bamboo WesSukkah to House Jewish Community During Sukkot, Sept. 18-26

From Sept. 18-26, Wesleyan’s Jewish community will observe the holiday of Sukkot by living, studying, holding classes, meditating, eating and socializing in a structure made completely of bamboo and steel rods. On Sept. 9-11, four members of Wesleyan’s Physical Plant staff worked full days to assemble the massive temporary structure on the lawn of Olin Library.

WesSukkah was designed by 15 students enrolled in Wesleyan's Architecture II class in 2009. For the past four years, Wesleyan's Physical Plant staff has assembled and disassembled the massive structure in honor of the holiday. It's been housed on Foss Hill, the Center for the Arts Green, and now in front of Olin Library.

WesSukkah was designed by 15 students enrolled in Wesleyan’s Architecture II class in 2009. For the past four years, Wesleyan’s Physical Plant staff has assembled and disassembled the massive structure in honor of the holiday. It’s been housed on Foss Hill, the Center for the Arts Green, and now in front of Olin Library.