The last two days of Sukkot are distinct holidays in their own right. Shemini Atzeret (The Eighth Day of Assembly) is the last day we eat in the Sukkah. On Simchat Torah, we finish the last Parshah (chapter) of the Torah and begin reading again from the beginning. Both days are considered most joyous in nature and are signified by Jews participating in the Hakafot–dancing around the synagogue (and, in some communities, the street) with the Torah. It’s a most soul-uplifting experience and all Jews should participate in this most fitting way to end Sukkoth. Join in the festivities (complete with FREE festive dinners Monday and Tuesday evenings) and celebrate with us at the Cruger Avenue Synagogue!

Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah Schedule:

Monday, September 27: 6:30 pm; dinner to follow

Tuesday, September 28: 9:30 am; Yiskor: 11 am; 6:30 pm; dinner to follow

Wednesday, September 29: 9:30 am; 6:15 pm; holiday ends: 7:21 pm

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