President Shimon Peres
Every year, Shimon Peres, President of Israel holds an open house for Sukkot, inviting members of the public to visit his Sukkah in the grounds of the Presidents Residence in Jerusalem. The presidential open house has an annual theme with exhibits and activities surrounding this designed to raise awareness about a cause (in 2011, it was the environment, for instance). The Presidents Open House for Sukkot 2013 will be open on September 24 from 9:00-12:00.
Entrance to the President’s Open House is free but all visitors must have either an Israeli ID card or a passport.
The President’s house is located on Hanasi Street in the Talbiyeh neighborhood – this is one of the most unique and interesting sukkot events in Jerusalem.