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6 places to step into a Sukkah in NYC this season

The Jewish Holiday of "Sukkot" is upon us in case you were wondering about that tent you passed by on your way to work this morning.

During the 7-day-holiday of "Sukkot", Jewish observers build tent like structures called Sukkahs where they dine and sometimes sleep in. Sukkot is also known as the thanksgiving of Judaism and the Sukkahs commemorate the huts that their ancestors lived in while roaming the desert for 40 years after their exodus from Egypt.

Here are 6 places to find a Sukkah in New York City this week - good times and a spiritual high included.

1. A Wandering Sukkah

A Wandering Sukkah was built by Danielle Durchslag
Photo Credit: Kickstarter / A Wandering Sukkah

A Wandering Sukkah was built by Danielle Durchslag and Ryan Frank, members of the art collective Assembly Required. Funded through Kickstarter, the duo will shlep their multicolored Sukkah with stops in all the five boroughs. The Sukkah can only fit one person at a time, offering a more intimate experience to the timeless holiday. Get the details at sukkahassembly.com

2. Chabad Sukkah in Union Square

Open to anyone, this traditional Sukkah is an
Photo Credit: FLICKR / evfphotography

Open to anyone, this traditional Sukkah is an ideal spot for anyone looking to enjoy a meal in a Sukkah. Warning, you can't walk by this thing without being asked to shake a lulav and etrog (a group of plants that are meant to be shook on the holiday. Why? because the bible said so.) Get the details at chabadloft.com.

3. 92nd Street Y

The community center on the Upper East Side
Photo Credit: 92Y

The community center on the Upper East Side will be hosting a sukkah dinner under the stars this Friday. Pray that it doesn?t rain. Check out 92y.org for details.

4. Talia's Steakhouse & Bar

Located on 93rd and Amsterdam, the Glatt-Kosher steakhouse
Photo Credit: TWITTER / taliassteakhous

Located on 93rd and Amsterdam, the Glatt-Kosher steakhouse took the liberty of planting a Sukkah in its large outdoor cafe. For the Sabbath and holy days, when money cannot be exchanged, the restaurant will remain open and offer pre-paid meals. Make reservations at taliassteakhouse.com

5. Congregation Chasam Sopher

The second oldest synagogue in New York City
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The second oldest synagogue in New York City will have Sukkah this season. Located at 10 Clinton St. on the Lower East Side, the synagogue will be holding the 3rd Annual Sukkah Hop, which will conclude at Stanton Street Shul Sukkah. Get details at nycjewishtours.org

6. Stanton Street Shul

This Sukkah was planted in the garden across
Photo Credit: FACEBOOK / stantonstshul

This Sukkah was planted in the garden across the street from the shul. Stop by for a visit on Stanton between Clinton and Attorney Streets.

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