Children's Pop-Up Sukkah: This fun and educational Sukkah has 3 windows, a Velcro-closure mesh door to keep the bugs out and its own set of leafy green nylon scach. Easy-to-assemble Sukkah is lightweight and portable (includes carrying case). Helps kids feel a real connection to the holiday of Sukkot. Ages 3+ (48" L x 43" H x 41" W). It is a bit smaller than our other Children's Sukkah.
The Festival of Sukkot begins on Tishri 15, the fifth day after Yom Kippur. It is quite a drastic transition, from one of the most solemn holidays in our year to one of the most joyous. Sukkot is so unreservedly joyful that it is commonly referred to in Jewish prayer and literature as Z'man Simchateinu (זמן שמחתינו) in Hebrew, the Season of our Rejoicing. In honor of the holiday's historical significance, we are commanded to dwell in temporary shelters, as our ancestors did in the wilderness. The temporary shelter is referred to as a sukkah (which is the singular form of the plural word "sukkot"). Like the word sukkot, it can be pronounced like Sue-KAH, or to rhyme with Book-a. The sukkah is great fun for the children. Building the sukkah each year satisfies the common childhood fantasy of building a fort, and dwelling in the sukkah satisfies a child's desire to camp out in the backyard. The commandment to "dwell" in a sukkah can be fulfilled by simply eating all of one's meals there; however, if the weather, climate, and one's health permit, one should spend as much time in the sukkah as possible, including sleeping in it. Credit: Judaism 101