I've been meaning to say thank you for the [Custom] sukkah. It was an
absolutely perfect fit in a strangely-configured space, easy to put up and take
down (even for a very not handy person like me), and, as I told everyone, it was
engineered like a Toyota -- the pieces actually fit, the fasteners were
precisely where they were supposed to be, there was nothing superfluous and
nothing missing. This was my third sukkah "kit," and it was far and away the
best. . . .
It really added to our chag to be able to host lots of guests. Thanks so much.
New Brunswick, NJ
Hi Steve and Judith,
We were so impressed by the Sukkah you sold us that I've decided it to share it
with friends from our Boston sephardic Community.
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This year we had to build our own Sukkah (cool!!!!) so while I was looking
around on the Web for good ideas and bargains I came upon this website and
decided to buy one of their Tubular Sukkah Kit (with the S'chach)
I was a little suspicious initially because of the low price (check it for
yourself) but as we built it up last Sunday, we realized how great it looks and
how easy it was to setup. Seriously. Remember, I don't make any money out of
this but I truly think that this is a real bargain for such a great Sukkah. I
thought I'd just share it with you. Feel free to stop by our house to take a
look and see it for yourself! I think they can rush your order in time for
Sukkot next week.
Hag Sameah lekulam and G'mar Hatima tova.
We put our sukkah up today (my husband and I are in our 60's) with help from
my son and his girlfriend. Since my son is the tallest of us, he did most of the
work that required climbing on a ladder. We are delighted and can't wait to eat
our first meal in it! Our biggest challenge now is, who are we going to invite
to share this Mitzvah with!
Thanks for an excellent product!
Hi Steve and Judith,
The kit I ordered ridiculously late was, in fact, delivered by FedEx
in time for me to assemble and raise a lovely sukkah on Sunday. My wife and kids
are pleased and so are the friends who will be joining us for Shabbat dinner
this week in the sukkah So, I thank you for a great kit, an amazing delivery
time, and a loverly sukkah.
I just finished building our Sukkah. From start to finish, it took us (2 guys)
one hour and 22 minutes. This year will be the 10th year we build our Sukkah
using one of your kits. I thought you would like to know that after 10 years,
the design and simple assembly process has gotten easier and we can do
everything by heart. We have not looked at the instructions for many years now !
We thank you for allowing us to celebrate Sukkot in such a meaningful way,
together with all our children (and granddaughter now... :-) and friends.
G. and R. B.
San Jose, Costa Rica
I am not
given to correspond on complaints or issues, but I am compelled to do so now. I
completed my sukkah construction a little while a go and I have to relate my
surprise and glee as to how simple the process was. I am a skeptic. Your product
really surprised me and I wanted to share this sentiment with you. Toda raba...and
best wishes for a Happy Holiday season!
purchased and BUILT one of your succot for the first time this year, and I am
pleased to confirm that it is klutz-proof. More importantly, the succah was
beautiful, sturdy, and easy to take down and store. I just wanted to thank you
for being so helpful and for doing such good work.
I want again to thank you very much for your thoughtful design of our new sukkah.
It was fantastic. Throughout the holiday, I felt confident that it wasn't going
to collapse, and the size was perfect for our needs.
I purchased your sukkot kit this year and it was wonderful! Easy to put
together and take apart, beautiful to sit in. People all over the neighborhood
commented on how lovely it was! Thank you!
We had a wonderful Sukkot using our new Easy Store that we bought from you. I
was so thrilled with how easy it was to put up and take down and I did it all by
myself in a fraction of the time it used to take
I just wanted to thank you for making such a nice product. The sukkah was easy
to construct and to deconstruct. I did it together with my 8 year old son and my
5 year old daughter--who believe it or not--helped immensely at both times. It
took about an hour to build and 1/2 an hour to put away. We are a traditional
family who send our children to Solomon Schechter. Well, the sukkah was a real
point of pride for our children. And it was a nice reason to invite all types of
people whom we irregularly see. If you need us for a referral, feel free to have
others who might be reluctant contact us for encouragement.
Thank you. Based on our recommendation we had 4 families, and our Temple buy one
of your sukkot this year. We love ours. Thank you so much. Your customer service
My husband and I bought your collapsible 8x8 succah for our Manhattan apartment
(with limited storage) and are really happy with it. It was easy to put up and
take down. I recommend you market it in NY where space is at a premium. I
convinced my mother that she should get rid of her 20 year old, very heavy
sukkah that we dread putting up.
This morning we took the "Big Sukkah" down. 16 x 24, it had gone up in under 3
hours on the first build (because I have an 8 x 12 sukkah and I understand the
concept) and it came down in about an hour. We had 6 guys assembling and 4
disassembling. Everyone was amazed at how easy your kit and plans made things
go. But more importantly, our congregants (and Rabbi) love it. It is roomy, but
the wood and bamboo mat roof gave it a warm feeling that our old PVC pipe Sukkah
sorely lacked. There was adequate space for 30 inside for the onegs we held in
it and it survived two big rain/wind storms unscathed. (The vestiges of both
Ivan and Jeanne rolled right through here.)
for the kit. It was so much more than I expected. You offer elegant engineering
solutions, a simple and beautiful sukkah and a process that is easy to
understand and complete. My kit included the steel structural supports, the
windscreen curtain with grommets and bungee ties and the bamboo s'kach. All
beautiful. All incredibly easy to use. With so little effort (and NO extra trips
to the hardware or supply store to deal with the "oops, how do I get x to y"
problem!) I was able to put together a booth that felt warm and inviting.
I bought the kit after the holiday last year and I spent the intervening 11
months staring at the box and roll wondering what I was going to discover. I can
now say I discovered delight. I'm most struck by how thoughtfully you approached
the problem of helping others build something simple but sturdy and how
brilliantly you succeeded. With thanks from a very satisfied customer who is now
passing your URL around her shul,
Thank you so much for making our Sukkot possible and wonderful!! We absolutely
could not have made this possible without you. I would never have attempted to
build a sukkah, if your website had not made it sound so easy. Thanks to you,
our children will have memories to last a lifetime. We have a pool in our
backyard, so I was concerned about having opaque walls. Thinking I wanted
transparency, I went to the fabric store, and came up with this colorful
option!! The photo is of our 2 month old enjoying the sukkah. Thank you for a
lifetime of memories,
Here are two photos of our sukkah after we set it up. We had a wonderful
celebration and our friends loved the Sukkah! (Even some of our neighbors came
over to marvel at it and learned a little bit about Sukkot). Thanks again for
creating this kit!
Thank you Sukkah Project! This was the coolest thing my husband and I did
together. Your directions were out of this world! My husband likes to read and I
like to look at pictures and the directions had both. You made it easy for us to
set this up completely in the dark! It was our first time building a Sukkah and
you made this so easy. We are thrilled to have this as part of our family
tradition. What a treat!
I just wanted to thank you for your website and kit. We purchased a kit last
year, and the initial setup took longer than expected, this year we did the
whole thing in less than one hour, it was a breeze. I am convinced that if
everyone knew how easy your kits were to use our entire congregation would
celebrate sukkot. Thanks again for a wonderful product.
Hello! I set up my new tubular sukkah yesterday, and it was a breeze! It's the
perfect sukkah for those of us who are tool-deprived and basically lazy. :-)
What could be easier -- just slot the poles in and hand-tighten! I'm definitely
telling my friends about you.
Hope that this info will be helpful to others. I bought a new condo this year
and anticipated some problems with my condo association approving my sukkah on
the balcony. I spoke informally to a lawyer acquaintance before I talked to the
association, and he said that some associations are getting nervous about
disallowing them because of religious expression. So, I figured that I'd
probably be able to do it eventually, even though [where I live] is an
exceptionally non-Jewish area. I took a deep breath and called the guy from the
board. I said that it was a temporary religious structure (stressing "temporary"
and "religious"), and it was sort of like the "Jewish Thanksgiving" to celebrate
the harvest. He asked me if it would stay within the balcony and I said that it
would rise higher than the rails, but would stay within the dimensions of it. He
said, "oh, that sounds just like Christmas decorations. There certainly wouldn't
be any problem with that". So I didn't even have to go to a meeting to make my
case. Hope that this will be useful information for anyone who, like me, was
afraid that a condo assoc would give them real problems about it. I guess it's
not strictly kosher since it's more than 9 inches off the ground, but I hope it
still qualifies as maybe 80% of a mitzvah :-) And either way, it's a whole lot
haven't finished decorating our sukkah yet, but we love it already. It really
was incredibly easy to build! I'm attaching a few pictures of our two oldest
kids "helping" to build the sukkah. They're so excited that we finally have one!
I just assembled the 10x12 frame you designed for me. It went up with no hitch
at all. I thought you might want to add a last step to your frame assembly
instructions. If the frame doesn't sit snug enough against the surface it's on,
carefully release all the thumb screws. The frame settles to the surface contour
and stays there when the thumb screws are re-tightened.
I got all the parts and set up the sukkah late last night. It was easy to do and
looks great. It also seems much sturdier than the Rube Goldberg sukkah we had in
years past. Thanks.
Judith and Steve,
I just want to thank you very much for introducing us to your “dummy proof”
sukkah. We’ve always wanted to have a sukkah, but had never gotten around to
taking the steps to do something about it. I never imagined that I would buy a
sukkah through the internet – but you made it so easy! We purchased the 8x8
tubular. My son and his friend assembled it and my husband and I took it down.
It was a breeze. It was such a wonderful pleasure to eat Shabbat dinner the
first night in our sukkah. Thank you so much for enabling this mitzvah.
Sarah B. Steinberg,
I want to tell you how amazing your sukkah is. It was tough for my son to put up
with me--we're totally klutzy and clueless on power tools. But it was wonderful;
we learned. Thanks to our hurricane, we had lots of natural schach. We had a Lil
Sukkah with SukkahScreen walls. My sukkah was a fraction of the price of a
comparable "prefab," and during heavy winds on Chol ha'Moed, half the sukkahs in
Baltimore came down. The prefabs literally went sailing down the street. Not
yours. I hope to send you pictures of "The Lil' Sukkah that Stood!" Kol tuv and
many, many thanks.
This was the first year we have had a Sukkah, and it was an amazing year. Las
Vegas weather was perfect. Our Sukkah was not only easy to put together and take
apart, but we had a ball decorating it. The banners we bought were beautiful,
and we have decided to make it a tradition and purchase a new one each year. We
have given a number of friends your information.
Las Vegas, NV
This year, I put our [wood-frame] Sukkah up for the second time. It took less
than 2 hours from start to finish with a little help from my 8 year old son.
Your plan is well thought out and the instruction book is absolutely first rate.
Our Sukkah was a great place to share Sukkot meals with friends and everyone who
visits comments on how great it looks.
Dave Walker, DVM,
PS. Our synagogue’s sukkah was all but ruined in a storm last week. I am
lobbying to replace it with one of your Big Sukkahs next year.
We got the 32x32 sukkah up yesterday afternoon, and it looks GREAT! Thank you
for your advice about what "prep work" to do beforehand. Having done that
earlier, it went very smoothly with the kids. We had over 30 teens come to help
(representing 4 Jewish youth groups), and they had a lot of fun! It was the
first time some of them had ever built a sukkah, so it was really special to be
able to give them that experience!
Raya Cantor Rzeszut,
Levite Jewish Community Center, Birmingham, AL
Dear Judith and Steve,
I am writing to tell you how thrilled I am to have built my first sukkah, thanks
to your fine product. Since my husband is out of town this week, I was on my own
for this project. Though I am five and a half months pregnant, I was easily able
to assemble most of the sukkah myself. Once I had to turn over the wall frames
and raise the sukkah, my neighbor came over to help. Altogether, it took me
three hours. The sukkah screen and bamboo mat look great and also help to make
the project manageable.
You are performing a real mitzvah by designing an affordable sukkah that enables
people with minimal construction skills and equipment to build a lovely sukkah.
This year, and in the future, Sukkot will be a much more joyous and rich holiday
for my family. For this, I thank you.
Rabbi Andrea Weiss,
New York City
Thank you! THANK YOU!!! The mats are wonderful and fit perfectly; a true 8 x 12
mat would have been very difficult to work with, but the two 6 x 8's fit and are
easier to manipulate. Thank you for getting them here in such a rush! I am not
sure you even charged me a rush shipping rate - do I owe you some money???
Thank you also for including the letter of Hashgacha, which your literature said
repeatedly was "available on request."
All told, from the first time I put up the sukkah with the kit I bought from you
5 or so years ago, to this year when I enlarged it and went to the Schach mats,
it has been wonderful!!! I and my family and guests are going to have a much
better Sukkot because of all your help!
We were SO thrilled & proud of our
sukkah! We invited
everyone we could think of to come & share a meal with us before, during & after
the holiday. We reluctantly took it down & look forward to erecting it again in the
fall. We used PVC white lattice around the top & highly recommend its use. It is
lightweight, weatherproof & bright. We are also proud of our overhead light which cost
us $7.52 at Home Depot but was an impressive & useful addition. Thank you for your
hard work on the Sukkah Project. I have recommended this kit to everyone & hope other
families will make this the year that they actually make a sukkah in place of wishing
& hoping for one.
Karen Sacks, Wynnewood PA
We were 100% pleased with the sukkah kit that
you sent us. It was easy to put up, and looked great. We had a lot
of guests all week. On the yom tovim, I sat in the sukkah and invited a
lot of people walking by into our sukkah for some cake and lechayim. You
are to be commended for putting together such a great kit, with such helpful
instructions, at a very affordable price. I am sure you are helping to
increase the observance of the Festival.
Jacob Menashe, Seattle WA area
Thank you for your great sukkah kits. My sukkah (up
for the third year running) is wonderful, the best we have ever had. My
synagogue's sukkah, built for the second time is great. Everyone is so
excited. We sold a few more of your kits this year. Next year we
expect to get you a lot more orders. Kol Hakavod!!
Rabbi Eitan J. Weiner-Kaplow
Shir Hadash Reconstructionist Synagogue, Northbrook, IL
I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciated the ease with which I could
put up the sukkah. As someone who considers himself mechanically
challenged I was amazed at how easy and actually fun it was to put it
together. It was a real family project. It was the first time we put
up a sukkah and are thoroughly enjoying it. Thanks again.
Steve Gerber, MD
Thanks so much for the Sukkah Project.
enabled us to celebrate Sukkot to the fullest. Your instructions were great. I have
enclosed annotations to them. Perhaps my notes can improve them more.
Judah Levine, Newton MA
Enclosed is a photo of me inside the sukkah I made from
your kit. I have the following suggestion: In windy climates use lace tablecloths as
wall coverings--the wind blows through it and the sukkah doesn't fall over.
all grape vines for the roof. My husband and children said the sukkah was the MOST
BEAUTIFUL they have ever seen.
Cathy Brown, Linwood MI
I want to thank you. Your kit was truly klutz proof.
...We were rained out most of the holiday but it looked great from the house!
Mark Lipton, Virginia Beach VA
Yasher ko'ah for a lovely
sukkah. We are thoroughly
satisfied with the product and your directions.
Rabbi Allen Darnov
Just wanted you to know that our family is thrilled with
our 8x12 sukkah & we thank you for your insightful & organized manual. It truly is
a "klutz-proof" sukkah!!!
Susan, Howard, Jeffrey & Nancy Levinson, Dallas PA
Thank you! The kits are great!!
Rabbi Howard Jaffe, Temple Har Shalom, Warren, NJ
Just a note to tell you how much we enjoyed our
"Sukkah Project" --so much
so that we bought two of them and erected one at my son's elementary school and one at our
house! ...neither my husband nor I would be considered "handy" in any way (my
husband does have a toolbox, but not much is in it) and we managed to put up both sukkot
without any problems. ...I highly recommend the "Sukkah Project" and will pass
on the word!
Kathi Surian Cramer, Austin TX
The sukkah kit was great! My 15 year old daughter and a
friend built it and it turned out terrifically. We volunteered to be part of our
synagogue's Sukkah Tour on Sunday and so about 45 people came by to admire it and nosh.
...So thanks! I always wanted a sukkah.
Judith Beck, Bala Cynwyd PA
A plug for the sukkah kits. We sold 16 of them this year,
and all who purchased them were delighted. They are attractive and easy to put up. You can
customize them larger or smaller, depending on your space and number of Ushpizim you
intend to invite.
Jonathan Miller (posted on the Internet, 10-4-96)
I just want to let you know how pleased we are with the
brand new beautiful sukkah we purchased from you. ...The congregation is thrilled and the
children love it too.
Rabbi Robert J. Ratner, Congregation Beth Ha Tephila, Asheville, NC
...[thanks] for sending the kit promptly. We had a great
break-the-fast, and assembled the entire sukkah that night. It was a wonderful experience.
Eric Simon, Vienna VA
Just a note to thank you for the great
sukkah! We had a
blast building it and celebrating in it too. What a great family--and
neighborhood--extravaganza we had.
Robin Hollander, Englewood NJ
We are delighted with our  sukkot and it has been a
pleasure working with you.
Linda Fisher, Director-San Antonio [TX] Association for Jewish Education
As new members of our community and congregation, having
relocated from Durham, building your kit and inviting new friends from our shul was a
great way to build lasting friendships! Thanks a lot!
Peter, Lisa and Zachary Brauer, Minneapolis, Mn
koach! Great kit. Thanks!
Paul Storch, St. Paul MN
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