It is with great excitement that the Texas Jewish Arts Association, inspired by a display of festival sukkahs in New York in 2010 and Toronto in 2011, launches the Dallas premier of the Dallas/Ft. Worth’s The Sukkah Project: Dwell in Design for the September 2018 Sukkot holiday.
For thousands of years, Jews worldwide, their families and guests celebrate the 8-day festival of Sukkot by living in outdoor structures called sukkahs. These temporary dwellings commemorate the sheltering by God of the Israelites during the 40 years of wandering through the wilderness that followed the exodus from Egypt. Today, Jewish families honor their tradition by taking meals and entertaining in sukkahs that they erect in their back yards, terraces and rooftops.
The Sukkah Project: Dwell in Design is a design competition to which local and national architects and artists will be invited to submit their most creative and exciting sukkah designs. Selected entrants will receive a $1,800 stipend and will be tasked with building a life size, modern, artistic interpretation of a sukkah to be displayed at the Dallas Museum of Biblical History during the weeklong festival. The winner of the cash prize, selected by a panel of expert judges, will be announced during the feature event to be held on Sunday, September 23rd, 2018.
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