Sukkot or Succot, a Jewish festival, often referred to as the Season of our Rejoicing has historical significance which commemorates the forty-year period during which the children of Israel were wandering in the desert, living in temporary shelters. The word “Sukkot” means “booths,” and refers to the temporary dwellings that we are commanded to live in during this holiday in memory of the period of wandering.
In 2016, Faiths Forum for London launched the Sukkah Project to bring together members of the Jewish and Muslim communities to build a Sukkah and share a meal together. The idea began in 2015 after the terrorist attack against a Kosher supermarket in Paris.
There have been six synagogues that have taken part in the initiative across London and Birmingham which sheds a positive light on promoting interfaith relations between the faiths.