Vassar Sukkot Project

To celebrate Sukkot during Vassar's sesquicentennial year, Vassar art students designed and fabricated two creative variations on the traditional Jewish "sukkah." Rena Blumenthal, Assistant Director of the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life and the Rachlin Advisor to Jewish Students, developed the project with Tyler Rowland '00, adjunct assistant professor of art. The only limitations they placed on the students were the traditional guidelines based on Jewish law - that each sukkah had to have at least three walls and a roof made of organic materials through which the stars could be seen at night.