These and Those

Musings from Students of the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem

Sukkot 2.0

Posted on October 16, 2012 by Lauren Schuchart

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I have decided that Sukkot is my favorite holiday to celebrate in Israel.

Appreciating the simplicity of life. Showing gratitude for our blessings. Being in the great outdoors. Quality time with friends. An offensive amount of food. A reason for my family to say, “a week off from school? come home and get a job!”

What’s not to love? ๐Ÿ™‚

(Here’s my post from last year’s Sukkot)

Sukkot in apartments…

Sukkot at restaurants…

Our humble, cozy sukkah ๐Ÿ™‚ We even slept in it one night!

Putting up the sukkah. Sorry, Laura.

Making decorations! This is a paper chain made out of newspaper. Whatever, we’re on a budget.
In other news, I look 12.


Pop quiz: Which self-portrait of my roommates did I make?

Friends from California invited us over for dinner in the sukkah!

Some of my favorite BCI little ones! I guess Aaron had too much Sukkot-fun.

Tait and Sarah… their first sukkot in Israel!

Is that YouTube sensation Andrew Lustig?
Yes, yes it is. He came to visit. As usual, he is making friends from all walks of life.
(PS- he’s actually a YouTube sensation)

Our Talmud teacher, Leah (on the right), had our whole class over for a meal in her amazing sukkah.
She said that when her family bought the apartment, part of the appeal was the potential for building an awesome sukkah. I’d say, mission accomplished!


Family in Israel! My cousin Dan, on the left, and my Uncle Steve and Aunt Anita.
Dan is studying for the year, and his parents visited for their first time in Israel.