An online directory aims to help Jews locate an accessible Sukkah near to their location – anywhere in the world.
“This service is to enable people who work on Chol Hamoed to eat lunch in a Sukkah which is close to their place of work,” says Australian Lubavitcher Avi Vorchheimer.
According to halacha, one must eat major meals and sleep in a Sukkah. Chabad’s custom is to not eat or drink outside the Sukkah, even in the case of rain.
This service was started in 1994 as a local service to the Jewish community in Melbourne.
Last year there were 251 Sukkahs on the list, located in 18 countries. These Sukkahs were located in shuls, schools and businesses. It was initially nicknamed the “Sukkah at Work project.”
“I compile this list as a non-partial member of the community,” Vorchheimer said.
“The idea of this project is merely to promote achdus (Jewish unity), and to help other Yidden. There is no charge for this service.”
All Sukkahs regardless of the affiliation of their owners will be publicized, and all Jews are welcome at any of these Sukkahs.