Shemini Atzeres / Simchas Torah Schedule 5779

SHEMINI ATZERES, SUNDAY NIGHT, SEPTEMBER 30

  • Mincha/Candlelighting/Short Halacha Shiur/Maariv: 6:54 PM
  • Meals are eaten in the succah without the blessing of Leishev B’Succah. We do not sleep in the succah.

SHEMINI ATZERES, MONDAY, OCTOBER 1

  • Shacharis: 8:30 AM
  • Yizkor: Not before 10:00 AM
  • Mussaf: We begin saying Mashiv HaRuach U’Morid HaGeshem in the silent Shemoneh Esrei
  • SHEMINI ATZERES Kiddush is sponsored by Rabbi Reuven Wortrich in honor of his wife and daughters for helping him in every way, and for Rebbetzin Rich and Mrs. Rothstein for their tireless Kiddush preparation and cleanup week in & week out.
  • Meals are eaten in the succah without the blessing of Leishev B’Succah.
  • Mincha: 6:55 PM
  • Candlelighting (from a pre-existing flame): 8:01 PM
  • Simchas Torah Auction for Honors: Men and women may participate in bidding.
  • Honors available for bidding include:
    • Simchas Torah Night
    • Ato Horaisa L’Daas (The entire Ato Horaisa will be auctioned and the winning bidder may honor different shul participants with the reading of each verse)
    • Kohen Aliyah (A non Kohen may purchase this for a Kohen)
    • Levi Aliyah (A non Levi may purchase this for a Levi)
    • Yisroel Aliyah
    • Simchas Torah Day
    • Ato Horaisa L’Daas (The entire Ato Horaisa will be auctioned and the winning bidder may honor different shul participants with the reading of each verse)
    • Kohen Aliyah (A non Kohen may purchase this for a Kohen)
    • Levi Aliyah (A non Levi may purchase this for a Levi)
    • Yisroel Aliyah
    • Revii
    • Kol HaNearim: The fifth aliyah is designated for the children too young to have individual aliyos. They all crowd around the adult called for the aliyah, and he recites the blessing loudly, slowly, and clearly so that they can recite with him. It is customary to spread a tallis over all their heads as a canopy.
    • Chasan Torah: The person designated for the concluding portion of the Torah on Simchas Torah is known as Chassan Torah, the groom of the Torah. This is a great honor and is usually reserved for a distinguished Torah Scholar.
    • Chassan Bereishis: The person designated to begin the Torah reading of Bereishis on Simchas Torah is called Chassan Bereishis, the groom of Bereishis. Like the groom of the Torah, this aliyah is a high honor that is generally reserved for a distinguished person.
    • Maftir
  • Maariv: 8:00 PM
  • Light Kiddush in shul (Plan on dinner at home after hakafos): 8:15 PM
  • Hakafos (Dancing with the Torah)/Torah Reading (Three Aliyos)

SIMCHAS TORAH, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2

  • Shacharis/Birkas Kohanim: 8:30 AM
  • Light Kiddush before Hakafos
  • Hakafos/Torah Reading (including individual aliyos)
  • Kiddush for all shul participants (plan on lunch at home after davening)
  • Kol HaN’arim, Chassan Torah, Chassan Bereishis, & Maftir)
  • Mussaf
  • Mincha: 6:55 PM
  • Maariv/Simchas Torah ends: 8:00 PM

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