Shemini Atzeret

Jewish Calendar

A list of upcoming Jewish holidays.

Sukkot 2017

The Festival of Booths begins at sunset on October 4, 2017.

Sukkot 2016

 When is Sukkot? Sukkot 2016 begins at sunset on Sunday, October 16 and lasts through the evening of Sunday, October 23. The ...

Must-Know Sukkot Words and Phrases

Key terms for the holidays of Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah.

What is Shemini Atzeret?

Not quite Sukkot, not quite its own holiday.

Rain as a Blessing

Ecological balance and our prayer for rain.

Why Some Holidays Last Longer Outside Israel

Israelis and liberal Jews observe fewer days for some holidays than traditional Diaspora Jews.

Numbers 29: 35 – 30:1: Maftir

Additional Torah Reading on Simchat Torah. Shemini Atzeret and Simhat Torah in the Community. Rejoicing with the Torah. Jewish Holidays.