Jerusalem, Israel - Oct. 9, 2017 - Israeli President Reuven Rivlin hosted the public to an open house in the Sukkah and gardens of Beit Hanasi on Monday, Chol Hamoed Sukkos. Those arriving first in the morning, missed the rain and were able to pass through the new entrance of the Israeli Presidential Official Residence, on the  cloudy and cool day.

Inside the grounds, security was tight, but the President did a walk about, greeting the people, who crowded around trying to shake his hand and take photos. 

Visitors were able to see displays of Israel agriculture in the Sukkah. One wall held a giant map of the world made of fruits and vegetables. Herbs, avocados, and pomegranates were three of dozens of produce featured. 

Various settings and stages were provided for guests to take photos. Giant bubbles, an art project and music were outside for entertainment. The main hall had a video and display of photographs of famous visitors from the past year.