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Shemini Atzeret / Simchat Torah Guide

All the laws and traditions of Shmini Atzeret and Simchat Torah presented in a user-friendly fashion.

What Is Shemini Atzeret / Simchat Torah?
An overview of the traditions and customs of Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah
Shemini Atzeret / Simchat Torah Calendar
An overview of Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah 5783
A practical holiday calendar which will lead you through every day of the holiday's mitzvot, rituals, and customs. Print it out for handy reference...
How to Celebrate Shemini Atzeret
Prayers for rain, Yizkor, farewell to the sukkah, and . . . dancing!
A guide to the laws, prayers and customs of Shemini Atzeret.
How to Celebrate Simchat Torah
Unbridled joy, aliyahs for everyone, concluding the Torah and starting it anew
A guide to the laws, prayers and customs of Simchat Torah.
Simchat Torah Hakafot Procedure
A step-by-step guide to the Hakafot.
Laws of Yom Tov
An in-depth look at the unique laws and traditions of biblical holidays
Just as there are sacred places, there are sacred times, times to celebrate, times when weekday activities do not belong.
Sukkot & Simchat Torah Event Directory
Find a joyous Sukkot or Simchat Torah event in your area
Looking for a place to celebrate Sukkot or Simchat Torah? Find community Sukkot dinners, public sukkahs, celebrations, hakafot and more.
What to Expect at Simchat Torah Services
Sure there are the Torahs and prayers, but there is also dancing, singing, capering, and snacking in the synagogue.
Simchat Torah Hakafot Services (PDF)
Print this booklet before the holiday for handy use as you celebrate Simchat Torah.