It was a case of many hands coming together as Etz Chaim Synagogue in Leeds held a succah building and decorating event on Sunday morning.

A group of hardy volunteers braved chilly and damp conditions to build the outdoor succah under the direction of Yaakov Yechezkel.

An enthusiastic group of children created art to decorate the indoor and the outdoor succah whilst more volunteers hung hundreds of pieces of fruit from the rafters and made up party bags for Simchat Torah.

Neville Cohen, Rabbi Shalom Kupperman and Rabbi Anthony Gilbert were on hand to supply Lulav and Etrog to members of the community. Both Rabbis gave children and parents a fun explanation on the festive customs.

The social and cultural committee provided a brunch that included honey cake made during a pre Rosh Hashannah bake and learn session.