Shemini Atzeret

The  day after the seventh day of Sukkot, Tishri 22, is the holiday Shemini Atzeret. 

Shemini Atzeret literally means "the assembly of the eighth (day)." Rabbinic literature explains the holiday this way: our Creator is like a host, who invites us as visitors for a limited time, but when the time comes for us to leave, He has enjoyed himself so much that He asks us to stay another day. Another related explanation: Sukkot is a holiday intended for all of mankind, but when Sukkot is over, the Creator invites the Jewish people to stay for an extra day, for a more intimate celebration.

Shemini Atzeret is a holiday in its own right and does not involve some of the special observances of Sukkot. We do not take up the lulav and etrog on these days, and our dwelling in the sukkah is more limited, and performed without reciting a blessing.

Shemini Atzeret is a day on which work is not permitted. 



Source: Bard, Mitchell G. Jewish Holidays: Shemini Atzeret, 1998 
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Judaism/holiday5.html

Service Times

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Sunday Oct 13, 2019 / 14th of Tishrei, 5780
Erev Sukkot
Minha 6:00 PM
Candle Lighting 6:21 PM

Monday Oct 14, 2019 / 15th of Tishrei, 5780
Thanksgiving Day
Sukkot I
Candle Lighting not before 7:18 PM
Services 8:30 AM
Minha 6:15 PM
Junior Minyan 10:00 AM

Tuesday Oct 15, 2019 / 16th of Tishrei, 5780
Sukkot II
Havdalah 7:19 PM
Services 8:45 AM
Minha 6:15 PM
Junior Minyan 10:00 AM

Wednesday Oct 16, 2019 / 17th of Tishrei, 5780
Sukkot III
Services 7:30 AM
Minha 6:00 PM

Thursday Oct 17, 2019 / 18th of Tishrei, 5780
Sukkot IV
Services 7:30 AM
Minha 6:00 PM

Friday Oct 18, 2019 / 19th of Tishrei, 5780
Sukkot V
Candle Lighting 6:13 PM
Services 7:30 AM
Minha 6:00 PM

Saturday Oct 19, 2019 / 20th of Tishrei, 5780
Sukkot VI
Havdalah 7:13 PM
Services 8:45 AM
Minha 6:15 PM
Junior Minyan 10:00 AM

Sunday Oct 20, 2019 / 21st of Tishrei, 5780
Sukkot VII
Candle Lighting 6:09 PM
Services 8:30 AM
Minha 6:00 PM
Erev Shmini Atzeret

Monday Oct 21, 2019 / 22nd of Tishrei, 5780
Shmini Atzeret
Candle Lighting not before 7:07 PM
Services 8:45 AM
Minha 6:15 PM
Erev Simchat Torah
Junior Minyan 10:00 AM

Tuesday Oct 22, 2019 / 23rd of Tishrei, 5780
Simchat Torah
Havdalah 7:08 PM
Services 8:45 AM
Minha 6:15 PM
Junior Minyan 10:00 AM