Chabad Lubavitch of the UK’s annual ‘Sukkah in the Square’ opened again this Sukkos holiday, welcoming crowds of workers, tourists and passersby. Hundreds of people stopped to eat, to shake the lulav, to daven or to just see what all the fuss was about.
Chabad Lubavitch of the UK’s large public Sukkah in the middle of London is located in between Fleet Street and Chancery Lane, in the centre of New Street Square – a bustling pedestrianised area in the heart of the City.
The project was a partnership between Chabad Lubavitch and a number of leading city firms including Deloitte, Taylor Wessing, Mishcon de Reya, Hogan Lovells, Charles Russell Speechly, Linklaters, Goldman Sachs and The PR Office. Decoration by Absolute Flowers and Home and Sharna Kingsley photography.
Large numbers gathered each day at the Sukkah for various events, and Chabad Lubavitch staff were on site answering questions and explaining about Sukkot to the many people passing by.
Rabbi Bentzi Sudak of Chabad Lubavitch UK said, “We want the Sukkah to be a place of Jewish pride in the city and work hard to make it a beautiful, welcoming and meaningful space for everyone to enjoy. We hope this will be a catalyst for Judaism to become even more accessible not only in the City but throughout Central London.”