Shemini Atzeret / Simchat Torah
Shemini Atzeret in Israel is a one-day holiday; in the Diaspora it is a two-day holiday, and the second day is known as Simchat Torah. This holiday is characterized by utterly unbridled joy which reaches its climax on Simchat Torah, when we celebrate the conclusion—and restart—of the annual Torah-reading cycle.
Shemini Atzeret 5777/2016
9:30 am Yom Tov Shacharit Services, Yizkor, Geshem
6:30 pm* Ma’ariv and Hakafot for Simchat Torah
6:57 pm Candle Lighting
Simchat Torah 5777/2016
Tuesday, 10/25 – Simchat Torah
9:00 am* Yom Tov Shacharit Services
12:30 pm Kiddush Luncheon honoring our Hattan Torah and Kallat Bereshit, Jim and Maxine Perlmutter
7:30 pm Ma’ariv
* Denotes services that start earlier than usual.