Services: Sukkot through Simchat Torah

Please see below for complete service times, or click here to download PDF with service start times.

For events, please see our Events Page for Sukkot through Simchat Torah.

 

Leyl Sukkot – Wednesday, October 4
Services held in the Library.
Candle lighting – 6:01 pm
Mincha – 6:06 pm

Home/Sukkah Ritual

  • Light festival candles at home with two blessings (l’hadlik ner shel yom tov and shehechiyanu) no later than 6:01 pm.
  • It is customary to light a long-burning or yartzeit candle as well (without a blessing) so fire will be available to transfer for lighting candles on Thursday and Friday (6:39 pm) evening or for cooking during the holiday.
  • Kiddush for festivals should be made in the Sukkah followed by the additional blessings asher kid’shanu b’mitzvotav v’tzivanu leisheiv basukkah then shehechiyanu.  We invite ushpizin (spiritual guests to sit alongside the people we have invited in (See here for more.).  We say the hamotzi as usual, over two challot, and additional prayers are included in Birkat HaMazon.
  • All seven days of Sukkot, we make an effort to eat, drink, learn, and spend free time in the sukkah.  Conceptually during this period, our homes become our temporary dwellings and our sukkot our permanent dwellings.
  • In anticipation of Shabbat’s arrival immediately following the Festival’s Second Day, it is customary to arrange an Eruv Tavshilin (a roasted egg and piece of bread) to enable food preparation on the Friday Festival for Shabbat.

 

Sukkot, First Day – Thursday, October 5
Morning Services, 8:45 am, Epstein Auditorium
Other approximate times are as follows:

  • 9:45 am, Hallel with lulav cluster
  • 10:05 am, Torah service
  • 11:35 am, Hoshanot (circular procession) with lulav cluster
  • 12:00 pm, Kiddush in the sukkah
  • KI welcomes Congregation Mishkan Tefila, Washington Square Minyan, and Minyan Shaleym with whom we look forward to sharing Kiddush in the Sukkah on these first days of Sukkot.

We take up our lulavim before hallel.  With the lulav cluster held in the right hand and the etrog in the left, the blessing al n’tilat lulav is said with etrog upside down (pitom, flower, facing down).  Following the blessing, the etrog is turned right side up. The cluster is waved three times in each of the six directions: front, right, back, left, up, and down.

Afternoon Services, Library

  • Mincha – 6:20 pm
  • Candle lighting – 7:01 pm

Home/Sukkah Ritual

  • Light festival candles at/after 7:01 pm (transferring fire from an existing flame), with the blessing l’hadlik ner shel yom tov
  • Recite festival kiddush in the sukkah for the second night of Sukkot, followed by shehechiyanu first and leisheiv basukkah (invert the order from the previous night)

 

Sukkot, Second Day – Friday, October 6

Morning Services, 8:45 am, Epstein Auditorium
Other approximate times are as follows:

  • 9:45 am, Hallel with lulav cluster
  • 10:05 am, Torah service
  • 11:35 am, Hoshanot (circular procession) with lulav cluster
  • 12:00 pm, Kiddush in the sukkah
  • Once again, KI welcomes Congregation Mishkan Tefila, Washington Square Minyan, and Minyan Shaleym with whom we look forward to sharing Kiddush in the Sukkah on these first days of Sukkot.

Afternoon Services, Library

  • Mincha/Ma’ariv/KI Community Kabbalat Shabbat (KICKS) – 6:00 pm

 

Chol Hamoed Day 1 – Saturday, October 7
Services held in Epstein Auditorium (morning) and the Library (evening).
Shacharit – 8:45 am
Mincha/Seudah Shleesheet/Ma’ariv – 5:48 pm

 

Chol HaMoed Day 2 – Sunday, October 8
Shacharit in the KI Library – 8:00 am
Mincha/Ma’ariv at 100 Centre Street – 6:45 pm

 

Chol HaMoed Day 3 – Monday, October 9
Services held in the Library.
Shacharit – 7:00 am
Mincha/Ma’ariv – 6:45 pm

 

Chol HaMoed Day 4 –  Tuesday, October 10
Services held in the Library.
Shacharit – 6:45 am
Mincha/Ma’ariv – 6:45 pm

 

Hoshanah Rabbah – Wednesday, October 11

Home/Simchat Torah Ritual

  • Light festival candles at home with two blessings (l’hadlik ner shel yom tov and shehechiyanu) no later than 5:50 pm.
  • Kiddush for festivals should be made in the Sukkah followed by the additional blessings asher kid’shanu b’mitzvotav v’tzivanu leisheiv basukkah then shehechiyanu.  We invite ushpizin (spiritual guests to sit alongside the people we have invited in (See here for more.).  We say the hamotzi as usual, over two challot, and additional prayers are included in Birkat HaMazon.
  • All seven days of Sukkot, we make an effort to eat, drink, learn, and spend free time in the sukkah.  Conceptually during this period, our homes become our temporary dwellings and our sukkot our permanent dwellings.
  • In anticipation of Shabbat’s arrival immediately following the Festival’s Second Day, it is customary to arrange an Eruv Tavshilin (a roasted egg and piece of bread) to enable food preparation on the Friday Festival for Shabbat.

 

Erev Shemini Atzeret – Wednesday, October 11

  • It is customary to light a long-burning or yartzeit candle as well (without a blessing) so fire will be available to transfer for lighting candles on Thursday and Friday (5:50 pm) evening or for cooking during the holiday.
  • Evening Services, 5:54 pm, Library
  • Kiddush in the sukkah without the blessing leshev basukkah.

Home Ritual

  • Festival Candles should be lit no later than 5:50 pm with the blessing l’hadlik ner shel yom tov.

 

Shemini Atzeret – Thursday, October 12
Morning Services, 8:45 am, Epstein Auditorium
Other approximate times are as follows:

  • 9:45 am, Hallel
  • 10:05 am, Torah service
  • 10:45 am, Yizkor
  • Musaf includes tefillat Geshem, beginning our daily prayers for rain.

Afternoon Service, 5:45 pm, Epstein Auditorium

Erev Simchat Torah – Thursday, October 12
Services in Epstein Auditorium

  • Ma’ariv/Hakafot – 6:15 pm
  • Candle lighting – 6:49 pm

Home Ritual

  • Festival candles are lit at home from an existing flame at or after 6:49 pm with the blessing l’hadlik ner shel yom tov.
  • Festival kiddush is recited to begin the evening meal.

Simchat Torah – Friday, October 13
Morning Services, 8:45 am, Epstein Auditorium
Other approximate times are as follows:

  • 9:45 am, Hallel
  • 10:00 am, Hakafot (dancing with the Torah scrolls)

Afternoon Service, Library

  • 6:00 pm Afternoon Festival service – Mincha/Ma’ariv/KI Community Kabbalat Shabbat (KICKS)

Shabbat Breisheet – Saturday, October 14

  • Morning Services, 8:45 am, Epstein Auditorium
  • Mincha, 5:21 pm, Library

 

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