FOX POINT — Friday at sundown marks the week-long Jewish holiday of Sukkot.
Outside of Friendship Circle in Fox Point, a group of people were painting on the finishing touches of a mobile Sukkah.
“When the Jewish people left Egypt, we spent 40 years in the desert, we were protected from the elements by these miraculous clouds, clouds of glory…The Sukkah today reminds us of how God protected us when he took us out of Egypt,” said Rabbi Levi Stein.
Stein said normally the celebrations would occur with larger groups and gatherings but due to COVID-19 things look a little different. Five mobile Sukkahs will travel throughout the state to make sure everyone can be included safely.
“Due to COVID-19, many large Sukkot parties are not able to take place and many families are still staying home, but we want to make sure the nobody misses out on this incredible opportunity," said Stein.
The Friendship Circle of WI, along with Chabad of the East Side, Cteen, and Chabad of Mequon are all building a Sukkah on wheels to bring the joy of the holiday straight to your doorstep.
Sukkot runs from Oct. 2 to Oct. 9.