Friday 21 October 2016 – Media Release
Canary Wharf welcomes Sukkot to the Estate
On the 19th, 20th and 21st October, Canary Wharf Group hosted a series of buffet lunches for members of the local Jewish Community, in celebration of Sukkot on the Estate. To mark the start of an important moment in the Jewish calendar, the festivities took place at the ‘Sukkah’ or Tabernacle at Montgomery Square in Canary Wharf.
Specially constructed for this occasion every year, the ‘Sukkah’ features a striking exterior with wooden latticing and an intimate interior dining area. This is intended to be reminiscent of the fragile dwellings that the Israelites used during the 40 years they wandered in the desert. The structure showcases the dependence on temporary shelter and protection from God.
The Sukkah has played host to three lunches for the festivities, which were sponsored by Canary Wharf Group, BGC Partners, the EY Jewish Network and an anonymous donor. Clifford Chance also hosted a tea for their staff on Thursday 20th October.
Danny Seliger, Canary Wharf Group said: “As part of Canary Wharf Group’s on going dedication to supporting the Jewish faith, we always look forward to celebrating the festivities on the Estate. We are excited to host the series of luncheons and reunite with members of Stepney Jewish Community Centre, Dennis Centre and Brenner Centre plus many more.”
The festival of Sukkot is a biblical Jewish holiday which reflects on the shelter of the Israelites in the desert. Throughout Sukkot, meals are traditionally eaten inside the Sukkah; it is an important time for reflection and is one of the major events in the Jewish calendar.
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Canary Wharf Group plc has overseen the largest urban regeneration project ever undertaken in Europe, designing and building more than 16m sq ft of London real estate, which now houses local and international companies and renowned retailers.
The Canary Wharf Estate is a major retail destination comprising around 1m sq ft across five shopping malls, including the award-winning leisure development, Crossrail Place, housing one of London’s most stunning roof gardens. It also has world-class, year-round arts and events programme offering over 200 diverse and culturally inspiring events performed throughout the Estate.
Canary Wharf Group is a wholly owned joint venture between Brookfield Property Partners and the Qatar Investment Authority.