For Sukkot, a second writers house on campus

The Daily Pennsylvanian
Septembr 19, 2013

There are marathons for every possible activity — triathlons, pentathlons, decathlons — and then there’s Sukkathon.

This second annual event, hosted by Penn Hillel, celebrates the Jewish festival Sukkot, for which various campus clubs and groups each make sukkahs — huts constructed from wood, bamboo and other materials. The teams built their sukkahs last Sunday, and they will remain intact until Sept. 29: "Demolition Day."

One such group is the Kelly Writers House, which joined for the first time this year. College senior Shoshana Akabas forged the connection between the House and Hillel, while College seniors Allison Wattenbarger and Kate Herzlin are both co-captains of the sukkah team.

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