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Shmini Atzeret and Simchat Torah Schedule

Shmini Atzeret and Simchat Torah Schedule


Shmini Atzeret and Simchat Torah Schedule

Click here to make reservations for Shabbat & Shemini Atzeret Sukkah meals.
Click here for a listing of Simchat Torah laws and customs.

Wednesday, October 11 - Hoshana Rabbah

Shacharit: 8:00 AM

***Remember to make an Eruv Tavshillin (see below)*** 

Candle Lighting: 6:03 PM
Mincha: 6:10 PM
Dvar Torah: Rabbi Fried 
Maariv: 6:50 PM

Followed by Kiddush in the Sukkah and Hakkafot
Kid Hakafot and Kiddush: 7:00 - 8:00 PM

Community Wide Shmini Atzeret Social in the Sukkah at Chabad ( by reservation ) 9:15 PM

Thursday, October 12 - Shemini Atzeret

Shacharit: 9:45 AM
Kids Shul & Junior Minyan: 10:30 - 12:00
Dvar Torah: Rabbi Kugel
Yizkor: approximately 11:30 AM

Yom Tov Lunch in the Sukkah at Chabad
by reservation ) 1:15 PM

Rambam with Rabbi Fried: 5:00 pm
Mincha: 6:00 pm

Light candles from a pre-existing flame: after 7:00 PM
Begin preparing for second day of Yom Tov: after 7:00 PM

Maariv & Hakkafot: 7:00 PM

We will be welcoming hundreds of bochurim (yeshivah students) who will walk from Crown Heights to share the simcha of Simchat Torah with our community. We thank Charles Gedinsky for sponsoring food for the bochurim in memory of his father, Eliyahu ben Elchonon (Yahrtzeit on Tishrei 17).

Friday, October 13 - Simchat Torah

Shacharit: 9:45 am
Special Children's Hakkafot and Kids Shul 11:00 - 12:15 pm
Ata Hareita and Hakkafot: 11:30 am

Rambam with Rabbi Fried: 5:00 PM

Minchah: 6:00 PM

Candle lighting (from a pre-existing flame): 6:00 PM 

Kabbalat Shabbat: 6:45 PM

Shabbat, October 14 - Shabbat Breishit

Shacharit: 9:45 AM 
Kids Shul & Junior Minyan: 10:30 - 12:00 
Dvar Torah: Rabbi Kugel

Rambam with Rabbi Fried: 4:55 PM
Minchah: 5:55 PM

Ma'ariv and Havdallah: 6:57 PM

*Eruv Tavshillin

We must make an Eruv Tavshillin on Hoshan Rabbah, Wednesday afternoon, 10/11. This allows us to make all necessary preparations on Simchat Torah, Friday, 10/13 for Shabbat which follows immediately afterwards. However, unlike a regular Friday afternoon, it is important to make sure that all foods prepared for Shabbat be totally cooked and edible well before Shabbat begins.  

The Eruv consists of a challah or a matzah, and a cooked food, such as meat, fish, or an unpeeled hard-boiled egg. For details of the procedure and the appropriate Brachah that should be made, consult the siddur (Tehillat Hashem page 327) or see  here