Sky-High Sukkah

Rachel Orn­stein; Pack­er Deb­o­rah Zemke, illus.
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March 24, 2017

Leah lives in an apart­ment build­ing — which means there’s no room to build a sukkah. But when her friend Ari wins the Sukkot poster con­test, and the prize is a sukkah, he sug­gests his apart­ment build­ing as the per­fect rooftop spot. We can share,” he gen­er­ous­ly offers. He’s not the only one shar­ing, either. The whole neigh­bor­hood chips in with dec­o­ra­tions and food, gath­er­ing hap­pi­ly for a cel­e­bra­tion under the stars. 

This is a love­ly sto­ry about what it means to be part of a real com­mu­ni­ty, a kehilla. Sweet paint­ed illus­tra­tions add to the warm, gen­tle atmosphere.

With a longer text than some pic­ture books this is rec­om­mend­ed for ages 4 to 7.

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