Canary Wharf’s largest ever Tabernacle is now up in Montgomery Square to welcome members of the Jewish Feast of Tabernacles (or booths) this week.
The Tabernacle has been constructed by Canary Wharf Group plc and welcomes members of Stepney Jewish Community Centre, Dennis Centre, Brenner Centre, Nightingale House, Schonfeld Square and the East London Synagogues Association at buffet lunches from 27 to 29 September.
Canary Wharf Group plc’s Danny Seliger says “To cater for the growing popularity of the luncheons, this year’s tabernacle is bigger than ever. It is a lovely chance for the Jewish community from around Canary Wharf and those living or who have lived in East London to come together. It is important that the Canary Wharf business community remains in touch with what is going on in the surrounding areas, and this is one of the many ways in which we do so.”
BGC Partners, Canary Wharf Group plc and HSBC are sponsoring luncheons on 27, 28 and 29 September respectively.
The festival, which commenced on the evening of 22nd September, is also referred to as the Season of our Rejoicing, Sukkot or the Festival of Ingathering as it is also a harvest festival. It lasts for seven days and commemorates the forty-year period during which the children of Israel wandered in the desert, living in temporary shelters and depending on the protection of God.
The Tabernacle is designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates PC in New York. The architectural firm was responsible for the design of 10 Upper Bank Street at Canary Wharf.