Is a Shul required to build a Sukkah?

Is a Shul required to build a Sukkah?[1]

It is customary for a Shul to have a Sukkah built near the premises of the Shul for the sake of guests to eat in it during Sukkos. [However, individuals who live in the city are not to rely on the Shul’s Sukkah, if they have the premises available to build one near their home.[2]]

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[1] Teshuvos Hageonim Tractate Sukkah 51-53 Regarding that which you asked if today one is obligated to build a Sukkah in synagogues and Batei Medrash or not? The answer is as follows: We know that the Jewish people are only obligated to build a Sukkah near their home where they can eat and drink just as they do in their home, while a synagogue is only designated for prayer. Nonetheless if they build a Sukkah for the sake of the passersby and guests this is a very good thing.”; Likkutei Sichos 19 p. 289

[2] See Teshuvah Hageonim ibid “However, the people of the city are not to rely on the Shul’s Sukkah to fulfill their obligation, as one only fulfills his obligation with a Sukkah that he makes near his home.”

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