MDS students build ‘extreme sukkahs’


Before Sukkot, Rabbi Klein’s seventh and eighth grade dinim class at Manhattan Day School learned all about extreme sukkahs.

First, they constructed the world’s smallest halachic sukkah. After learning the laws for the smallest dimensions for a sukkah, they proceeded to construct a tiny sukkah using cardboard and a great deal of duct tape.

The class then learned the halachot relating to how large a sukkah may be. Following an inspection of the rooftop playground, which included measuring the walls and the height of the support beams, it was determined that it could be turned into a halachically acceptable kosher sukkah. 

The only problem the students had trouble solving was where would MDS find enough schach to cover such a large sukkah? Perhaps that will be next year’s dinim project!