Sukkah City x DC

Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021 - Sunday, October 3, 2021
Time: 12:00 am
Organization: Capital Jewish Museum
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September 18-October 3, 2021

Presented by the Capital Jewish Museum and National Building Museum in collaboration with Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center

A public display of creative sukkahs, designed by notable architects, are on view at the National Building Museum’s west lawn and Edlavitch DCJCC campus. Commemorating Sukkot—a Jewish holiday that simultaneously celebrates the fall harvest and recalls the Israelites’ journey through the desert—sukkahs are temporary structures in which to share meals, entertain, sleep, and rejoice. Inspired by the theme ‘welcoming a stranger,’ the sukkah designs explore social justice issues, the changing landscape, and the traditions of Sukkot. Sukkah City x DC, the first such presentation in Washington, DC, is a signature program for the new Capital Jewish Museum, opening in 2022.

On view at the National Building Museum

a complete unknown

hord | coplan | macht

Knu Design and Cedar Architecture

Shinberg.Levinas SmithGroup

On view at the EDCJCC

Esocoff & Ng Architects

A. Robert Zweig

Cost: free

Register: Visit Website

For questions or to request accommodations contact:

Stephany Fry


National Building Museum West Lawn
401 F St NW
Washington, DC 20001

Sukkah City x DC
National Building Museum West Lawn
401 F St NW
Washington, DC 20001