Sukkah City Resources
Sukkah City 2010 brought over 100,000 New Yorkers to Union Square for a two-day exhibition of radically reimagined sukkahs. Organized by Joshua Foer, Roger Bennett, and Reboot, the competition attracted almost 650 entries from over three dozen countries, making it one of the largest architecture competitions of recent years. It was covered in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and many of the major architecture and design publications. New York Magazine devoted a six-page spread to the 12 winning sukkahs. The contest was described in the Atlantic as “probably the largest non-Orthodox, non-Israel-centered public expression of Jewish life in the history of New York.” A short video produced by the Forward provides a great visual overview.
Sukkah City has inspired a movement of experimental Sukkah projects around the globe, from San Diego to Sydney, from St. Louis to Toronto. Now, for the first time, Reboot and Sukkah City project creators have a set of materials that can help future creatives and communities who want to create their own version of Sukkah City. We hope you will find these to be both informative and inspirational, and also know that each version of this project has its own special context and take on this ancient yet still engaging form of architecture and ritual.
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Joshua FoerJournalist and Author
Joshua Foer was born in Washington, DC in 1982 and lives in Brookline, MA. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, National Geographic, Esquire, Slate, Outside, the New York Times, and other publications. Moonwalking with Einstein, an international best seller published in 34 languages, is his first book.
Josh is the co-founder of the online guide to the world’s wonders & curiosities, Atlas Obscura, and co-author of the #1 NYT best seller Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders. He is also the co-founder of the non-profit Sefaria, and of the design competition Sukkah City.
Roger Bennett is a writer, broadcaster, filmmaker and co-host of NBC’s Men In Blazers show, which has become one of the most listened to football platforms in the world. He is also the host of HBO’s Succession Podcast.