In preparation for the festive Jewish holiday of Sukkot, members of West Suburban Temple Har Zion in River Forest gathered Sunday on the synagogue’s front lawn to assemble and decorate the congregational sukkah.

A sukkah is a tent-like structure with a semi-open roof (you must be able to see the stars) that recalls the temporary homes built by the biblical Israelites as they wandered the desert after leaving Egypt. Sukkot begins Wednesday at sundown and runs until sundown on Wednesday, Oct. 19.

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