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Sukkah PDX: Ancient Tradition + Contemporary Design


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Oregon Jewish Museum
1953 NW Kearney St
Portland

When:
Sept. 18-25

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Oregon Jewish Museum celebrates Sukkot with a juried exhibit of five unique, contemporary sukkahs, created by artists, designers and architects from across the country. The sukkahs will be on display at Oregon Jewish Museum throughout Sukkot, and will serve as the focal point for a weeklong series of events that make current connections to the themes of this ancient holiday.

The sukkah is a temporary dwelling, traditionally erected each fall in observance of Sukkot, the Jewish festival of thanksgiving for home and harvest. Explicitly fragile and permeable, these shelters pose ancient questions of protection and enclosure, of transience, displacement and domestic space that remain highly relevant in the 21st century.

The sukkahs will be on view day and night from Sept. 18-25 in OJM’s parking lot. The exhibit is free and open to the public.