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Altoona Traveling Sukkah

The Chabad of Altoona will have a traveling Sukkah to allow those of the Jewish faith to pray during the Sukkot holiday.

The holiday is a 2,000-year tradition that honors the 40 years the Israelites spent wandering the desert after escaping slavery in Egypt.

Organizers say people will partake in reciting prayers and shaking plants, which represents unity among the Jewish people.

“We will be able to go to their driveway, their backyard, or wherever the truck is able to drive,” says Shneur Horowitz, Rabbi at Chabad of Altoona. “And, they can come, hop on, do the mitzvah, and they don’t have to go anywhere. And they can stay in the comfort of their own house, and not mingle with other people, and still do the mitzvah.”

The Chabad will be doing this until Thursday evening when the observance ends.

If you’re interested, call 814-732-0770 or email

They will then arrange a time to drive to a suitable location.

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