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Shemini Atzeret

October 12

9am Morning Service with Yizkor
6:15pm Evening Service
7pm Erev Simchat Torah 


 Wednesday October 11th,
Light Candles - 6:15PM
Shemini Atzeret is the holiday that follows immediately after the seventh day of Sukkot, known as Hoshana Rabbah. Shemini Atzeret is a time when prayers or celebrations for rain and a good harvest are made for the coming year in the Jewish calendar.
Thrusday October 12th at 9:00AM is Yizkor

Thursday, October 12 at 7:00PM services
Friday, October 13th at 9:00AM services
Light Candles - 6:00PM
While the mood of the Prayer for Rain echoes the High Holy Days, Simchat Torah switches into a different religious gear. In the evening service, the Torah scrolls are removed from the ark and carried around the synagogue in a procession, a hakafah, seven times. Between each circuit, there is much singing and dancing: children often sport flags specially made for the occasion, sometimes with an apple pinned on top of the stick.

Earlier Event: October 11
Erev Shemini Atzeret
Later Event: October 13
Simchat Torah