SHEMINI ATZERET

AND SIMCHAT TORAH 

  Following the seven joyous days of Sukkot, we come to the happy holiday of Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah. The first day is known by its biblical name, Shemini Atzeret. We still dwell in the sukkah, but without a blessing. The second day is known as Simchat Torah, during which we complete and immediately begin the annual Torah reading cycle. This joyous milestone is marked with dancing, traditionally following seven circuits known as Hakafot. Both days are celebrated by nightly candle lighting, festive meals, and desisting from work. In Israel, the entire holiday is compacted into one heady 24-hour period.

Shemini Atzeret Eve

Sunday Evening, October 16

Light Candles 5:56 pm
Services 6:00 pm Followed by Kiddush in the Sukkah

Hakafot Exclusively at Chabad!

 

Shemini Atzeret

Monday, October 17
Services 9:30am
Yizkor 11:45am
Lunch in the Sukkah
RSVP

 Simchat Torah Festival

Outdoors! 

Lchaim, Dancing /Hakafot & Children’s Activities

Mincha/Maariv 6:00 pm
followed by grand kiddush
Candle Lighting after 6:53 pm 
(from a pre-existing flame)
8:00 pm:
Outdoor Simchat Torah Street Festival
Hakafot & Childrens Activities 


Simchat Torah

Tuesday, October 18

Services 10:00 am
11:00 am Morning Kiddush followed by

12 pm Atah Hareisah and community members resolutions and Hakafot

1:30 pm Special Simchat Torah Reading of the Torah and Aliyot for all men
3:30 pm Grand Kiddush
Mincha & Farbrengen  5:45 pm
Maariv & Havdalah 6:52 pm