Two worlds and two ancient traditions will join Friday, Sept. 7, when Rabbi Joshua Boettiger and members of Temple Emek Shalom join with Robert LaPorte of Ashland’s Eco-Nest and others from the community in raising the new sukkah at the temple at 1800 East Main St., Ashland.
The community is invited to the event starting at 1 p.m.
The sukkah is a traditional wooden structure in which the ancient Israelite tribes celebrated the harvest season. Today, Jews around the world continue this tradition by building sukkahs and using them for religious services as well for eating meals during the holiday of Sukkot, a harvest festival held during the Jewish High Holiday season.
This sukkah building will be unique in its use of the timber framing method, and the involvement of the community in building it.