Religious leaders marked the Jewish holiday of Sukkot by building a sukkah outside Trump Tower on Monday to protest the president's policies toward immigrants and refugees.

Rabbis with the group "T'ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights" organized the temporary dwelling, which they said is meant to create a sense of welcome to everyone.

"This country was founded on the idea that America would be a place for people from all over the world to find a way to live together, to find — through solidarity and compassion and righteousness — to find a way to build a society that is an example for the rest of the world, and that's why so many people want to come here," Rabbi Jose Rolando Matalon of B'Nai Jeshurun Synagogue said.

Sukkot is a Jewish holiday that marks the 40 years Israelis spent wandering the desert, after escaping from slavery in Egypt.

The week-long holiday ends at sunset Wednesday night.