Over the last couple of weeks, the children have been learning about the Jewish faith and have studied some of the important beliefs and celebrations. A Sukkah is a temporary hut-like construction, covered in greenery, that Jews would dwell in during the week-long celebration of Sukkot. Sukkot commemorates the 40 years the Jewish people spent in the desert on their way to the Promised Land after escaping slavery in Egypt. The Sukkah needs to have walls of any material sturdy enough to withstand an ordinary wind. The roof should be made out of thatch or branches, which provides some shade and protection from the sun, but also allows the stars to be seen at night.