On the 4th day of Chol HaMoed Sukkos the Rebbe’s Diamond Daveners – Kol Yakov Yehuda of Los Angeles – boarded a genuine London double Decker convertible bus to go Sukka hopping in the metropolitan Los Angeles area.
Led by the junior congregation’s founder Mendel Duchman, the children first began with an aerial tour where they viewed hundreds of Sukkos at homes as well as restaurants.
The first stop was at the Sukkos of the world famous “Munchies Ice Cream Parlor” and pizza station where the girls enjoyed Slurpee’s and the boys enjoyed their ice cream.
After boarding the big red bus again, the Mispalem headed to a large outdoor facility where a Sukkos rally was held, followed by two major sport competitions: One being “the Esrog Lazer Shooting Game” and two, the “Schach Sticky War.”
From there, the bus headed along the scenic roads of metropolitan Los Angeles wishing the pedestrians and onlookers on the way with “Gut Yom Tov” and “Chag Somaiach”.
“It was amazing to see how the people on the street smiled and responded with our Sukkot greetings,” said Rikel Greenbaum, an 11-year old member of Kol Yakov Yehuda. “By far, this has been my best Chol HaMoed outing – even beats Disneyland,” she concluded.
From there the children headed to the various Sukkos located in Hancock Park, where once again they were treated with lots of nosh, stories and being B’Simcha.
The children were given this unique trip as part of their involvement every Shabbos where they come and daven at Kol Yakov Yehuda – The Rebbe’s Diamond Daveners junior congregation of Los Angeles
Upon disembarking the convertible bus, the children’s faces and expressions said it all – four hours filled with fun and excitement – all within the spirit of Sukkos.