- Lulav & Etrog Pickup: Friday morning, September 21st.
- Reserve for Simchat Torah Dinner, Thursday evening, October 1st (see below).
- Preorder Hoshanos for use on Hoshana Raba (Sunday, September 30th) with Rabbi Stewart
Sukkot Day I (Sunday Eve. & Monday, September 23-24)
6:31pm Candelighting (l’hadlik ner shel Yom Tov & Shehecheyanu).
6:45pm Short Shiur by Rabbi Stewart
Kiddush after 7:25pm (hagafen, mekadeish yisrael …. leishev, Shehecheyanu)
8:45am Shacharit (Hoshanot with Lulav & Etrog; Drash by Rabbi Stewart) Kiddush
Sukkot Day II (Monday Eve. & Tuesday, September 24-25)
6:50pm Shiur by Rabbi Stewart
7:23pm Candlelighting (with Shehecheyanu)(earliest time; light from an existing flame)
Kiddush order is hagafen, mekadeish yisrael, Shehecheyanu, leishev.
NOTE: Shehecheyanu is said before the bracha of leishev basukka. (No new fruit is needed.)
8:45am Shacharit (Hoshanot; Drash by Rabbi Stewart)
Chol HaMoed (Wednesday-Friday, September 26-28)
Shabbat Chol HaMoed (September 28-29)
6:23pm Regular Candlelighting (“lihadlik ner shel Shabbat”)
6:25pm Mincha, followed by Maariv
Regular Shabbat Kiddush, adding leishev basukkah.
Saturday Morning (No Lulav & Etrog)
8:45am Shacharit (Hoshanot for Shabbat; Reading of Kohelet; Drash by Rabbi Stewart)
5:55pm Mincha (At the Westwood Kehilla)
6:15pm Seudat Shlishit in the Sukkah (Rabbi Stewart will Speak)
Hoshana Raba (Saturday Eve. & Sunday, September 29-30)
There is a custom to spend time learning on Hoshana Raba night.
Shacharit: 7:30am. Extended pesukeid’zimra, and extended Hoshanot with Lulav & Etrog. Hoshanot for the Arava Beating ceremony will be available in the Shul for purchase on Hoshana Raba.
Shemini Atzeret(Sunday Eve. & Monday, September 30-October 1)
6:20pm Candelighting (l’hadlik ner shel yom tov and Shehecheyanu). We sit in the Sukkah for both night and day meals but do not make a bracha of leishev basukkah. No Lulav and Etrog. Special Prayer is said as we depart from the Sukkah usually a bit earlier on Shemini Atzeret Afternoon. Many do not sleep in the Sukkah.
6:35pm Short Dvar Torah by Rabbi Stewart
Kiddush order is hagafen, mekadesh yisrael…Shehecheyanu.
Shemini Atzeret (Cont’d)
8:45am Shacharit (Drasha by Rabbi Stewart; Yizkor at approximately 10:15am; Geshem [Prayer for Rain] is said at Mussaf)
Simchat Torah (Monday Eve. And Tuesday, October 1-2)
Shiur and Auction
7:15pm Candlelighting (with Shehecheyanu) (earliest time, from an existing flame); Kiddush order is the same as for Shmini Atzeret
Hakafot, followed by Shul Dinner. RSVP at email@example.com for Shul Dinner by September 26th.
If you have a credit card on file, the office will run your card based on the reservation. If sending in a check, please write Simchat Torah Dinner in the memo area.
8:45am Shacharit (followed by Hakafot)
Kiddush at approximately 9:45 am
6:20pm Mincha, followed by Neilat haChag
Weekday Schedule, Wednesday – Friday, October 3-5)
Wednesday and Friday, 6:45am