Chabad Lubavitch UK in partnership with Deloitte, Weil, TaylorWessing, Linklaters, Mishcon De Reya, the PR Office, Charles Russell Speechlys, and Hogan Lovells built a Sukkah in the Square, located in New Street Square EC4 in London.
On Monday, the first working day of Sukkos, a lunch sponsored by Deloitte & Weil was held for close to 500 city workers. On Tuesday, thanks to an anonymous sponsor, a Sushi Lunch was on offer with over 350 in attendance.
British Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis commented that such an extraordinary and publicly located Sukkah is “a wonderful celebration of the mitzvah, allowing people to show pride in our faith whilst reaching out to gather others around us.”
President of the Board of Deputies, Jonathan Arkush said: “This is making a statement that our community is proud, proudly Jewish, and proud to share the things we believe in with the wider community in this great City in which we live, London. Thank you so much to Chabad for putting on this amazing sukkah and for being so generous with your hospitality.”
The iconic Sukkah, designed together with sculptor and multimedia artist Simone Krok, also hosted a variety of events including Young Professionals evenings and Breakfasts in addition to the main lunches.