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 5783

Sunday, October 16, 2022 (evening): : SHMINI ATZERET
5:48 p.m.         Candlelighting (after this time from pre-existing flame)
5:55 p.m.         Mincha
6:36 p.m.         Maariv
6:50 p.m.         Kiddush in the Sukkah before hakafot, Candlelighting for women available at shul
7:15 p.m.         Hakafot

Monday, October 17, 2022 (morning): SHMINI ATZERET
9:00 a.m.         Shacharit
10:45 a.m.       Yizkor (approximate)

Monday, October 17, 2022 (evening): SIMCHAT TORAH
4:50 p.m.         “Farewell to the Sukkah” Farbrengen in the Shul Sukkah

5:50 p.m.         Mincha
6:48 p.m.         Candlelighting after this time from pre-existing flame (available at shul)
6:48 p.m.         Maariv
7:00 p.m.         Kiddush before Hakafot
7:30 p.m.         Auction and Ata Horaisa
8:40 p.m.         Hakafot and Joyous Dancing
    After Hakafot: Stick around for a Farbrengen/Seudah 


Tuesday, October 18, 2022 (morning): SIMCHAT TORAH
9:00 a.m.         Shacharis
10:00 a.m.        Breakfast Kiddush
10:30 a.m.       Breakfast closes
                        Auction and Ato Horaisa
11:50 a.m.       Hakafos Recitation Begins
12:15 p.m.       Dancing with Torahs

                        followed by Torah Reading and Musaf
2:00 p.m.         Musaf ends; Simchas Torah Lunch Seudah (RSVP required)
5:25 p.m.         Mincha
                        followed by Seudah/Farbrengen
6:47 p.m.         Maariv and Yom Tov ends