Taking Down Sukkah Early


We live in an apartment that requires sukkahs be taken down no later than Sunday October 23. We will be leaving town on the morning of Sunday October 16 and not returning until after the 23rd. I have understood that it is forbidden to take down a sukkah during Sukkos. But if I don’t take it down before I leave, the apartment management says they will dispose of it. Leaving it up longer could also jeopardize tenants being allowed to build sukkahs in the future. Under these circumstances, could I take down the sukkah during Chol Hamoed?



  1. Even though it is normally forbidden to take down a Sukkah during Chol HaMoed, it is permissible to do so if there is a concern that the Sukkah will be destroyed.

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