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

Sunday, September 30, 2018 (evening): SHMINI ATZERET
6:15 p.m.         Candlelighting (after this time from pre-existing flame)
6:25 p.m.         Mincha
7:05 p.m.         Maariv,
7:20 p.m.         Kiddush in the Sukah, Candlelighting for women available at shul
7:40 p.m.         Hakafot

Monday, October 1, 2018 (morning): SHMINI ATZERET
9:00 a.m.         Shacharit
10:45 a.m.       Yizkor (approximate)

Monday, October 1, 2018 (evening): SIMCHAT TORAH
5:25 p.m.         “Farewell to the Sukkah” Farbrengen in the Shul Sukkah

6:25 p.m.         Mincha
7:14 p.m.         Candlelighting after this time from pre-existing flame
7:15 p.m.         Maariv
7:30 p.m.         Kiddush
8:00 p.m.         Adults begin Auction and Ata Horaisa / Kids begin program
9:10 p.m.         Hakafot! Kids join Adults for dancing with Torahs

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 (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) 

5:55 p.m.         Mincha followed by Farbrengen/Seudah   
7:13 p.m.         Yom Tov ends