Shmini Atzeret and Simchat Torah Schedule

Click here to make reservations for 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 
Maariv: 6:50 PM

Followed by Kiddush in the Sukkah and Hakkafot 

Thursday, October 12 - Shemini Atzeret

Shacharit: 10:00 AM 
Kids Shul: 10:30 - 12:30 
Yizkor: approximately 11:30 AM

Special prayer for rain. 

Yom Tov Lunch in the Sukkah at Chabad 
( by reservation ) 1:15 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 a bunch of bochurim (yeshivah students) who will walk from Crown Heights to share the simcha of Simchat Torah with our community. 

Friday, October 13 - Simchat Torah

Shacharit: 10:00 AM
Special Children's Hakkafot and Kids Shul 11:00 - 12:15 pm 
Ata Hareita and Hakkafot: 11:30 am 

Chatan Torah, Chatan Braishit, Special Aliah and blessing for the children 12:30pm

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: 10:00 AM 
Kids Shul: 10:30 - 12:30 

Minchah: 5:30 PM followed by a special Farbrengen. 

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