The Feasts of Booths – Visit a Sukkah in Long Island

by Maytal Wichman

Sukkot, knows as the Feasts of Booths, is a seven day Jewish holiday typically celebrated in the fall. A major part of the holiday is constructing a sukkah – a walled structure covered with plant material, such as tree branches. Many people eat their meals and even sleep in their sukkah. A sukkah, according to custom, is typically decorated on the inside with hanging decorations. Many Synagogues have a sukkah that you can visit. Here are a few we’ve selected:


Great Neck

Temple Beth-El

5 Old Mill Road
Great Neck, NY 11023
(516) 487-0900

There is a sukkah open most days. Call ahead of time to make sure the sukkah is available.


Congregation Beth Emeth

36 Franklin Avenue
Hewlett, NY 11556
(516) 374-9220

The sukkah is open all day, every day.


Temple Chaverim

1050 Washington Avenue
Plainview, NY 11803
(516) 367-6100

The sukkah is open all day long until 10/20/11.

Port Washington

Community Synagogue

160 Middle Neck Road
Port Washington, NY 11050
(516) 883-3144

The sukkah is open all day but call ahead of time to make sure it’s available.


Dix Hills

The Lubavich Chai Center of Dix Hills

501 Venderbilt Parkway

Dix Hills, NY 11746

(631) 351-8672

There is a sukkah that is open to the public. There is also a Sukkot Party that’s open to the public on 10/16 at 5:30pm. The party will feature Cardone, a vaudeville magician, escape artist and ventriloquist. There will also be food & wine. RSVP is needed. Members: $54 family, $18 individual, $10 child. Non-Members: $60 family, $20 individual, $12 child. Sponsor: $180

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