Heard Round WexWorld: Sukkot
Here is a shot of our downstairs Sukkah and our upstairs Sukkah…Chag Somayach everyone.
WHP alum Cheston Mizel (Los Angeles ’09)
Our Sukkah is a place for hanging out with friends and neighbors, eating a meal, reading good books and, of course, some yoga and meditation.
WHP alum Edie Raphael (Baltimore ’10)
Waking up from the annual Sukkah Sleepover.
WGF alum Ken Richmond (Class 13)
This year our South Florida sukkah is surrounded by an all-natural mosquito repellent misting system. We’re calling it our ZUKKAH…
WHP alum Mark Kravitz (Miami ’11)
Our kids love helping build and decorating the sukkah and we all love hosting family and friends in the sukkah throughout the holiday. Definitely a favorite in our family!
WHP alum Leslie Hoffman (Columbus ’11)
On Sunday, when we were trying to finish building, a huge rain storm came through SF and took out power in my neighborhood. We finished by sundown and started the meal, but had to move inside soon after when the storm returned.
WHP alum Matt Gershuny (San Francisco ’14)
It’s a holiday that captures all of the values we stand for. Sharing the Harvest, celebrating the natural world we share, inviting the stranger, feeding the poor, coming together as a community and reminding ourselves in a complex world what is important is really the simple things.
WHP alum Eric Robbins (Atlanta ’10)
We love Sukkot since it’s a great way to bring family and friends together. Every year, we have friends and family come over to build and decorate the sukkah and then spend the rest of the week eating in it. There aren’t enough Jewish holidays where you get mitzvah credit for just sitting and eating. Chag Sameach indeed.
WHP alum Steven Scheck (Miami ’11)
Great to recognize the harvest season and eat and sleep outdoors surrounded by bounty — vegetables hanging from above, flowers on the table.
WHP alum Ron Beller (San Francisco ’14)
For the last 19 years, Robin Judd (WGF alum, Class 5 and my wife) and I have held an annual open Sukkah party, inviting our shul, friends, neighbors and residents of a local assisted-living facility. In keeping with the universalist theme of the holiday (e.g., “70 nations”), it’s always been mostly about the people. So while you can see a bit of our sukkah (with the Wexner Foundation’s own Or Mars), the guests are what makes our holiday special.
WHP alum Kenny Steinman (Columbus ’11)