Under One Roof Sukkah Art Exhibit

Each fall, we celebrate the festival of Sukkot* with the Under One Roof community art exhibit. In 2020, we engaged individuals as well as community groups in creating art around their interpretation of the central theme: “Together Apart”.

In the words of Jewish Wisdom, Rabbi Hillel urges: “Do not separate yourself from the community.” (Pirke Avot 2:5) What does this injunction mean in times when physical proximity is fraught? What does being part of a community mean to you? How do you contribute to it and how does it sustain you? What has our time apart taught us? And, how can we create points of connection and scaffolding to support one another during these unusual times?

The exhibition was displayed in a temporary sukkah* in the Mayerson JCC courtyard and available online this fall. Thousands of people from throughout the city are engaged and inspired by these works of art each year.

*Sukkot, a Hebrew word meaning ‘booths’, is the Jewish festival of giving thanks for the fall harvest. It also commemorates the 40 years of the Israelites wandering in the desert after Sinai. Today, one way to celebrate Sukkot is to build a special temporary hut (sukkah) outside one’s home. It is traditional to welcome guests into one’s sukkah to share a meal and socialize.

Virtual Exhibit Instructions:

After clicking the button below, click on the triangular “play” icon to enter the homepage of the exhibit. For best viewing, enter full-screen mode by clicking on the diagonal double arrows in the bottom right corner of the exhibit window. By using the arrows on the bottom center of the window, you can move through the entire exhibit. You can also navigate through the exhibit manually by clicking on the individual participants and homepage features. Within the exhibit, you can navigate using the home and return arrow icons that appear when you hover your cursor over the right border of the exhibit window.

View the Virtual Exhibit

Thank you to our generous 2020 sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor:





Annual Arts & Ideas sponsors:

  • The Carol Ann & Ralph V. Haile, Jr. – U.S. Bank Foundation
  • Susan S. Friedlander
  • The Rockwern Charitable Foundation
  • Jen & John Stein