Rabbi Sherman’s Weekly Torah Commentary – September 24-25, 2021 (19 Tishrei 5782)

September 24-25, 2021                                                                                                                 Shabbat Chol ha-mo’ed Sukkot
19 Tishrei 5782

Two more holidays are coming!!
Shemini Atzeret (the 8th day of Assembly) concludes the Sukkot holiday. Simchat Torah follows the next day. In Israel and in progressive congregations, Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah are celebrated on the same day

On Simchat Torah (rejoicing with the Torah), we conclude the cycle of public Torah reading and immediately begin the next cycle. We remove the white holiday covers and put back the brightly colored covers that dress the scrolls during the year. We wave flags and sing in celebration. Cantor Arie Shikler will join us to chant Torah and to bring his music to our holiday celebration.

Shemini Atzeret Service: Tuesday, Sept. 28 at 10:00 AM
Simchat Torah Service: Weds, Sept. 29 at 10:00 AM with Rabbi Sherman & Cantor Shikler

Join this week’s Shabbat celebrations in the Synagogue (masks, please) or on Channel 1960

Friday at 5:15 PM Blessings in Dining Room:
Friday at 6:30 PM: Kabbalat Shabbat & Ma’ariv (Evening Service)

Saturday at 10:00 AM: Shabbat Shacharit (Morning Service)
Saturday at 12:15 PM: Blessings in Dining Room

Candle Lighting in the Dining Room – As you know, Residents are not permitted to light flame candles in Resident apartments. Shabbat candles are available in the Dining Room; you are invited to light before or after your Shabbat dinner.

Candle lighting time for the city of Mission Viejo: Friday evening at 6:26 PM
Shabbat ends Saturday evening at 7:19 PM

Holiday candle lighting Monday at 6:22 PM and Tuesday after 7:15 PM
Holiday ends Wednesday at 7:14 PM

Shabbat Shalom                                                         Rabbi Sherman