Shalom Life | September 16, 2014

Sukkahville: The Little Competition That Could

Design competition strives for affordable housing

By: Marilyn Lazar

Published: August 9th, 2012 in News » World

Sukkahville: The Little Competition That Could

Kehilla’s Sukkahville, a Toronto-based design competition which uses the concept of temporary shelter to work toward a permanent solution for affordable housing, is back for its second straight year. 

The annual competition, organized by Kehilla – UJA Federation of Greater Toronto’s Housing agency - will culminate in a fun and fabulous pop-up design exhibition to which the community is invited, uses the sukkah – the temporary dwelling used during the Jewish festival of Sukkot, and referred to in the bible as “shelter in the wilderness”, as inspiration for finding a solution to the issue of affordable housing for all.

Building on last year’s success, submissions for Sukkahville 2012 have come in from all over the world, including Europe and Asia. By the August 1st deadline, 42 submissions were received from architects and artists, design professionals and students, individuals and teams, all vying to have their designs chosen for the Pop-up Design Exhibition. 

Five finalists will be chosen by a group of six celebrity judges on August 15th, and given a stipend with which to erect their structure. 

Winners will be displayed at a ceremony and family event on Sunday, September 30, at 12 – 4 pm at Mel Lastman Square. The interactive experience will feature a hands-on build a sukkah opportunity by Habitat for Humanity, music by Klezconnection, free treats and more. 

Hollywood Unites to Defy Hamas in New York Times Ad Hollywood Unites to Defy Hamas in New York Times Ad TrendingIraqi Show Depicts ISIS Leader as the Spawn of Satan and a Jewish Woman [VIDEO] Iraqi Show Depicts ISIS Leader as the Spawn of Satan and a Jewish Woman [VIDEO] TrendingUJA Federation’s Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre Receives Capital Grant from the Government of Canada UJA Federation’s Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre Receives Capital Grant from the Government of Canada Trending
 

Jewish Sports Hall of Fame Presents the Class of 2014

September 16, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
Jewish Sports Hall of Fame Presents the Class of 2014

Former Chicago Cubs star Adam Greenberg inducted, as well as tennis players Angela Buxton and Jay Berger, and others

Read More

German ISIS Member Used to Play for Jewish Soccer Team

September 16, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
German ISIS Member Used to Play for Jewish Soccer Team

20-year-old Kreshnik Berisha is on trial in Germany for his affiliation to the Islamic State

Read More

Hamas Admits to Launching Rockets from Civilian Areas

September 16, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
Hamas Admits to Launching Rockets from Civilian Areas

New reports confirm that the terrorist organization did in fact shoot rockets into Israel from dense civilian areas

Read More

World's Oldest Siddur En Route to the Holy Land

September 15, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
World's Oldest Siddur En Route to the Holy Land

The 1,200-year-old Biblical text, in tact with a Passover Haggadah and Sabbath prayers, will be put on display at the Bible Lands Museum

Read More

Michael Jackson Hologram Inspires Hitler Pictures and Gun Threats

September 15, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Michael Jackson Hologram Inspires Hitler Pictures and Gun Threats

Alki David went threatened John Textor several times after losing a court battle over the Michael Jackson hologram at the Billboard Awards.

Read More

Mayim Bialik Slams Ariana Grande Billboard, Patriarchal Society

September 15, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Mayim Bialik Slams Ariana Grande Billboard, Patriarchal Society

The 'Big Bang Theory' actress doesn't want her children looking at women in lingerie on billboards.

Read More

Howard Stern Defends Himself Against Rabbi's Attack

September 15, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Howard Stern Defends Himself Against Rabbi's Attack

The 'America's Got Talent' judge was condemned by Rabbi Potasnik over Joan Rivers' eulogy

Read More

The Nosh Pit - Homemade Bagel Recipes

September 15, 2014 | By Sara Torvik
The Nosh Pit - Homemade Bagel Recipes

Everyone loves bagels, but who actually knows how to make them? Impress your friends when you pull freshly baked New York style bagels out of your oven.

Read More

More Headlines