"Locally headquartered integrated architecture and design firm JZA+D, in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Princeton Mercer Bucks, has announced a unique, sprawling multi-day cultural event: Sukkah Village 2021 will take place at several sites throughout Downtown Princeton, coinciding with the Jewish holiday Sukkot, which occurs in the latter half of September. "
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"Some three years ago Princeton architect Joshua Zinder viewed the film Sukkah City, the story of a New York City competition based on the creative design of a sukkah, a hut-like shelter made for the Jewish fall festival of Sukkot. The event was a means to draw attention to such issues as housing insecurity, homelessness, and hunger."
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"The exhibition Sukkah Village, on view in Princeton, New Jersey, was several years in the making, delayed by the death of Rabbi Adam Feldman, who had initially championed it, and then by Covid. The program features 11 architect teams’ original sukkahs. Proceeds from an auction of the pieces will go to a range of nonprofits that focus on homelessness, affordable housing, refugee resettlement and sustainability."
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"The unusual structures of Princeton's Sukkah Village were created in response to some of the most pressing issues of our day. "
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