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Thursday, September 19, 2013  

It’s a bike … it’s a booth … it’s PediSukkah!


A pedal-powered sukkah rolls through Times Square in New York. photo/

A pedal-powered sukkah rolls through Times Square in New York. photo/


If you’re in San Francisco during the final four days of Sukkot, don’t be surprised if you see a small sukkah on wheels. Chabad of Cole Valley and its human-powered PediSukkah will be rolling up and down the city’s streets.

The PediSukkah is a booth-topped pedicab that has been used by the Chabad-Lubavitch movement in New York since 2009.

“This trike reflects our values as Jews, caring for our communities and caring for our natural environment,” said Rabbi Nosson Potash of Chabad of Cole Valley. After two years of building a sukkah on the bed of a pickup truck, “Now we are going green,” he said.

Powered by either Potash or one of several volunteers, the PediSukkah will be out and about for four days starting on Sunday, Sept. 22. For more information, visit and click on the PediSukkah link, or call Chabad of Cole Valley at (415) 409-8444.

Here is the schedule:

Sunday, Sept. 22: 9 a.m. to noon, Cole Street at Parnassus Avenue; 1 to 4 p.m., Golden Gate Park, John F. Kennedy Drive near the de Young museum.

Monday, Sept. 23: 9 a.m. to noon,  9th Avenue at Irving Street; 3 to 5 p.m. at Whole Foods, 690 Stanyan St.

Tuesday, Sept. 24: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Divasadero Street at Fell Street; 2 to 3:30 p.m., Haight Street at Ashbury Street; 4 to 7 p.m., Carl Street at Cole Street.

Wednesday, Sept. 25: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Gallery 683, 683 Haight St.; 3 to 6 p.m., Upper Haight Farmers Market, Waller Street at Stanyan Street.