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Build your Sukkah safely

The Municipality of Jerusalem welcomes and is happy to promote the building of sukkahs on the grounds of public spaces.

Ahead of the upcoming holiday of Sukkot, which falls on October 9-16 this year, the Municipality of Jerusalem is working to regulate the building of sukkahs in public spaces.

Due to a desire to allow such building as much as possible, and to ensure that the sukkahs are safe, secure, stable and accessible to the public, the Municipality has established an administrative team in its Enforcement and Policing Division to review and provide temporary permits for the sukkahs.

In addition, regulations detailing the various safety requirements for sukkah construction have been established in coordination with the Israel Police.

Upon receiving an application for a permit, the relevant officials will provide the applicant with guidance to ensure that the sukkah meets the criteria and is neither a hazard to those who enter it, nor a disturbance to the public.

Please note that even on the grounds of private homes, the building of sukkahs on raised platforms is not allowed.

There will be strict enforcement of the regulations barring obstruction of public spaces and/or construction of sukkahs on raised platforms.

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