The Deronda Review
Sue Tourkin Komet of Jerusalem – writer, poet, artist, social worker, and matchmaker, and a frequent contributor to The Deronda Review – will do a “show and tell” on her Model Sukkah at Beit Avi Chai, Rechov King George 44, Jerusalem, in the presence of the Moshe Kohn Memorial Rosh Chodesh Group – Monday June 14, 2010, at 1pm. She’ll also read two poems about her heritage as a carpenter.
Sue's Model Sukkah, titled “Sukkat HaAliyot,” was one of 40 submitted to Beit Avi Chai's 2nd annual Model Sukkot Competition in September 2009. “Sukkat HaAliyot” was one of three Model Sukkot afterwards acquired by Beit Avi Chai for educational purposes.
Into a very compact “museum” about doll-house size, Sue managed to engineer 400-500 components, of historical, symbolic, and artistic value, including such “personae” as The Rambam, Moshe Sharett, a Holocaust Survivor, Chareidim “davenning” at the Kotel, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Martin Luther King, and theater goers on their way to the Jerusalem Theatre, holding a miniature parasole-umbrella. King David's Tehillim [Psalms] are in Sue's model, plus jewelry, seashells, keys, a backwards wrist-watch, paper-weaving of Sue's own, foreign flags, the Israeli flag, insignia from the JNF [Keren Kayemeth L'Yisrael] and much more!
Seeing is believing! Click here for a slideshow of this remarkable work!
Sue is working on other model sukkot for future competitions. Others interested in entering the competition should contact Beit Avi Chai about contest deadlines (well before the Sukkot holiday).
PUBLIC BUSES ARE NEARBY – 4, 7, 18, 31, 32, 71, 72, 74, AND POSSIBLY OTHERS. ALL SUCH ROUTES HAVE THEIR STOPS ON KING GEORGE STREET WITHIN A ONE MINUTE WALK TO BEIT AVI CHAI ON THE SAME STREET. A PARKING GARAGE IS UNDER B.A.C. IF ONE EATS IN THE CAFETERIA, AND SAVES THE RECEIPT, THE PARKING MAY POSSIBLY BE FOR FREE – B.A.C. DECIDES POLICY. THE FOOD AT B.A.C. IS KOSHER – CHALAVI – INEXPENSIVE, AESTHETIC, AND DELICIOUS. IN THE HOUR BEFORE SUE'S LECTURE, FROM NOON TILL 1PM  ATTENDEES WILL GATHER FOR A LUNCHEON – NOT OBLIGATORY. EACH ATTENDEE PAYS FOR HIS OR HER OWN MEAL.