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Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah
Sunday, September 30 - Tuesday, October 2

Morning Services - 8:00 AM
Candle Lighting - 6:22 PM
Evening Services - 6:35 PM

Morning Services - 9:00 AM
Kesher Minyan - 9:30 AM
Mincha followed by Ma’ariv and Simchat Torah Hakafot - 6:30 PM
Candle Lighting After - 7:14 PM

Morning Services - 9:00 AM
Women’s Tefilah Group - 9:15 AM
Evening Services - 6:30 PM
Conclusion of Yom Tov - 7:13 PM

Hoshanah Rabbah Services
Sunday, Sept. 30 @ 8:00 am
Sunday is Hoshanah Rabbah, the concluding day of the High Holy Day season. Rabbi Lookstein leads the 8:00 am service including the Hoshanos ceremony when we circle the bima seven times with lulavim and etrogim. At the conclusion of services, the entire community is invited to the President's Breakfast in the 9th floor sukkah. Please join us; parents and children encouraged to attend!

Installation of Chatanim
Monday, October 1 at 9:00 am Services

This year, we have a unique group of Simchat Torah honorees, who truly are paradigms of the message of the Torah. We will be honoring our beloved Rabbi Emeritus, Haskel Lookstein, with Chatan Torah, in celebration of his 60th year in the KJ Rabbinate. We will be honoring two beloved long-time members, Rabbi Mayer Moskowitz and Lionel Etra, as Chatan Bereishit and Chatan Maftir.

This will be a special moment of communal joy and unity, and you will certainly want to celebrate this moment. Please click here for the full bios of this year’s Chatanim.

Simchat Torah Extravaganza
Monday, October 1 @ 6:30 PM

Our Hakafot in the Main Synagogue will conclude with singing and dancing in the street. The Hakafot will be followed by a Simchat Torah extravaganza in the Ramaz Middle School. It will feature a festive dairy kiddush supper, ice cream bar, and a carnival of activities and entertainment for children of all ages.

New KJ Tradition Women's Hakafah 
Simchat Torah night at 7:00 pm

Women of the community are invited to join Lisa Steinmetz, Naama Weinstock & Rachel Kraus for singing, dancing, and rejoicing with the Torah in the Heyman Auditorium. This special Hakafah will take place towards the end of the evening before we all head outside to conclude our our celebration on 85th Street together. Please bring your daughters, your voices, and your enthusiasm.

17th Annual Simchat Torah Street Festival 
Monday, October 1 at 8:00 pm

Join thousands of Jews on the Upper East Side and millions around the world who will gather to celebrate the conclusion of the entire Torah by joyous singing and dancing in the street. The festivities will take place outside Chabad of the Upper East Side - 419 East 77th Street (between First and York). Sponsored by Chabad of the Upper East Side and co-sponsored by the KJ Beginners Program. See here for details.

Thu, April 18 2019 13 Nisan 5779