Here's the details of all the different ways we spend time celebrating the Torah on Shmini Atzeret and Simchat Torah

Schedule for Simchat Torah 5778

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 (evening): SHMINI ATZERET
5:56 p.m.         Candlelighting (after this time from pre-existing flame)
6:05 p.m.         Mincha
6:44 p.m.         Maariv,
7:00 p.m.         Kiddush in the Sukah, Candlelighting for women available at shul
7:20 p.m.         Hakafot

Thursday, October 12, 2017 (morning): SHMINI ATZERET
9:00 a.m.         Shacharit
10:45 a.m.       Yizkor (approximate)

Thursday, October 12, 2017 (evening): SIMCHAT TORAH
5:15 p.m.         “Farewell to the Sukkah” Farbrengen in the Shul Sukkah

6:20 p.m.         Mincha
6:56 p.m.         Candlelighting after this time from pre-existing flame
6:55 p.m.         Maariv
7:10 p.m.         Kiddush
7:40 p.m.         Adults begin Auction and Ata Horaisa / Kids begin program
8:50 p.m.         Hakafot! Kids join Adults for dancing with Torahs

Tuesday, October 13, 2017 (morning): SIMCHAT TORAH
 9:00 a.m.        Shacharis
10:00 a.m.       Breakfast Kiddush
10:30 a.m.       Breakfast closes
            Kids' Simchas Torah Celebration
            Adults begin Auction and Ato Horaisa
11:50 a.m.       Hakafos Recitation Begins
12:15 p.m.       Kids join adults for dancing with Torahs
            followed by Torah Reading and Musaf
2:00 p.m.         Musaf ends; Lunch Seudah (Reservations required)