The next holiday is Hanukkah, which will start at sundown on Sunday, November 28, 2021.
Shabbat begins at sundown every Friday night
Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah
Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah celebrated either on Tuesday, September 28 or Wednesday, September 29 (depending on one’s custom).
At the end of the Sukkot holiday, two additional holidays are celebrated – Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah. Shemini Atzeret is when people would typically return to their homes after the Sukkot holiday. Simchat Torah, which translates to the joy of Torah, is when we both end and begin the cycle of Torah (Five Books of Moses) stories again. During this period, it is customary to wish one another a chag sameach, a happy holiday.
Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret, and Simchat Torah Resources
Learn the basics and gain confidence about Jewish holidays and traditions through short and engaging videos. This site features a short Lego animation film and a new way to think about Ecclesiastes.
Blue Dove Foundation
The Blue Dove Foundation was created to help address the issues of mental illness and addiction in the Jewish community and beyond. They provide thoughtful resources connected with each of the Jewish holidays in addition to other information and workshops.
My Jewish Learning
Read about the holiday’s history and ways to celebrate at home and with community.
A one-stop site for families with young children.
For additional resources, contact Jennifer Selco, Director of Jewish Life & Learning at the Tucson J (email@example.com or 520-299-3000 x106).
Synagogues in Tucson
Congregation Anshei Israel (Conservative)
Congregation Beit Simcha (Reform)
Beth Shalom Temple Center (Non-denominational)
Congregation Chofetz Chayim (Orthodox)
The Secular Humanist Jewish Circle
Temple Emanu-El (Reform)
Institute for Judaic Services and Study (Saddlebrook)
Congregation M’kor Hayim (Reform)
Congregation Or Chadash (Reform)
Chabad of Sierra Vista (Chabad)
The Shul of Tucson (Orthodox)