Sukkot and simchat Torah Festivities

The High Holy Days at Shaare Zedek are just the beginning! Tishrei continues with joyful celebrations of Sukkot, Shmini Atzeret, and Simchat Torah.

  • Location: Unless noted below, we will be meeting at the Franciscan Community Center, 214 W. 97th Street. Please make note that we will be meeting on the lower level of the FCC on weekday holiday mornings; otherwise, all Shabbat services will take place in the main level auditorium.

  • Lulav & Etrog: Please be sure to purchase your lulavim before the holiday. A limited number of extra lulavim and etrogim will be available at services.

  • Meals in the Sukkah: We will not have access to a sukkah for meals, which prevents us from making kiddush together. We encourage those of you with sukkot to invite other community members into your homes for meals. Please also take advantage of open hours at the sukkot at Ansche Chesed, B’nai Jeshurun, The Jewish Center, JCC Manhattan, and other local Jewish organizations.


service and EVENT schedule

Sunday, September 23: Erev Sukkot

  • 6:32 pm – Candle lighting

  • 7:24 pm – Earliest start to evening meal

Monday, September 24: First Day Sukkot

  • 9:30 am – Shacharit

  • 7:39 pm - Candle lighting

Tuesday, September 25: Second Day Sukkot

  • 9:30 am – Shacharit

  • No Shabbat evening services.

Saturday, September 29: Shabbat Chol Hamoed Sukkot

  • 9:30 am – Shacharit

  • No children’s services

  • No Shabbat afternoon services.

Sunday, September 30: Erev Shmini Atzeret

  • 6:20 pm – Candle lighting

Monday, October 1: Shmini Atzeret / Erev Simchat Torah

  • 9:30 am – Shacharit with Yizkor

  • 6:00 pm - Children’s Hakafot begins

  • 7:00 pm - Ma’ariv

  • 7:15 pm - Hakafot

  • 7:27 pm – Candle lighting

Tuesday, October 2: Simchat Torah with Kehilat Hadar

  • 9:00 am – Shacharit with Hakafot, meeting in Congregation Ansche Chesed's Hirsch Hall on the lower level (251 West 100th Street)

  • 7:17 pm - Havdalah