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Sukkot and Simchat Torah
at Chabad of Hawaii
Message from the Rabbi

Join us for a wonderful Sukkot holiday, with warm services and delicious meals! And, of course, our famous Simchat Torah celebration!

Chabad of Hawaii's Sukkah is open to the public all 8 days of the . holiday! NEW SUKKAH LOCATION: The meals will take place at our Chabad communal Sukkah, at the corner of Kona Street and Atkinson Drive, (Mandarin Oriental condos construction site surrounded by blue walls), entrance on Kona Street. (If door is locked, please come to Chabad House for help to gain entry.) 

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO DROP IN FOR A BITE - & BLESS & SHAKE THE LULAV! 

PLEASE NOTE: While Chabad House will be open, our office will be closed during the beginning and end of the holiday: Mondays -Tuesdays,  Oct. 14-15 and Oct. 21-22.

 
 
 Sukkot Evenings
Sunday & Monday, Oct. 13 - 14 & Friday Eve (Shabbat) Oct. 18

Mincha / Maariv: 6:00 pm/ Followed by Holiday Dinners in the Sukkah*** (Click for details)

Candle-lighting times (for Honolulu. Check your Chabad of Hawaii calendar for neighbor island times) :
        Sunday Oct. 13 - 5:49 pm
        Monday Oct. 14 - AFTER 6:40 pm FROM PRE-EXISTING FLAME ONLY 
        Friday Oct. 18 - AT or before 5:45 pm 

Sukkot 1st Days Shacharit Morning Services
Monday & Tuesday, Oct. 14 - 15 & Shabbat (Sat.) Oct. 19
Morning Service: 10:00 am
Followed by Kiddush / Luncheon in the Sukkah**. (Click here for details)
Shemini Atzeret Night - Sunday, Oct. 20
Light Holiday Candles: 5:44 pm
Mincha Afternoon Services: 6:00 pm
Ma'ariv Evening Services: 6:40 pm
Followed by Holiday Dinner in the Sukkah*** ( Click here for details)
Hakafot - celebratory dancing to follow 
Shemini Atzeret Day - Monday Oct 21

Morning Services: 10:00 am
YIZKOR Memorial Service: 11:30 am
Kiddush  / Oneg / Holiday Lunch to follow **- 12:30 pm 

Simchat Torah Night - Monday Oct 21
Light Holiday Candles: ANYTIME AFTER 6:34 PM FROM PRE-EXISTING FLAME ONLY
Mincha Afternoon Services: 5:45 pm
Ma'ariv Evening Services: 6:45 pm
Grand Hakafot-celebration ( Click here for details): 7:00 pm
Simchat Torah Day - Tuesday Oct. 22
Morning Services: 10:00 am
Hakafot-celebratory dancing: 11:00 am
Finishing/starting the Torah cycle: 11:30 am
Mincha Afternoon Services: 2:00 pm
Maariv Evening Services / Havdallah: 6:35 pm

Join us for services at Chabad  House:
Chabad of Hawaii
410 Atkinson Drive, Honolulu, HI 96814

We are located in the ground floor of the Ala Moana Hotel (with our own separate outdoor entrance) in Waikiki, 1 block away and across from the Hawaii Convention Center. 

** Delicious Gourmet Community Holiday Meals

Please join us for our delicious, delightful, warm and wonderful communal meals - in the Sukkah!. The meals will take place following all holiday and Shabbat services in Chabad of Hawaii's communal Sukkah: NEW LOCATION OF THE CHABAD SUKKAH: Atkinson Drive corner Kona Street, site of the former 7-11, diagonally across from back entrance of Chabad House. (Within the walls of the Mandarin Oriental condos construction site).  For  meal reservations, click here or link below.

KAMA'AINA: PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO TAKE YOUR KAMA'AINA DISCOUNT!

Evening  & Daytime Meals

EVENINGS: 
Sunday, Oct. 13
Monday, Oct. 14
Friday, Oct. 18
Sunday, Oct. 20
Monday, Oct. 21 - SIMCHAT TORAH CELEBRATION (DETAILS BELOW) -  ON THE HOUSE!

Meals follow all evening services (see Holiday Service Schedule above.)

Daytime meals follow all morning services, approximately 12:30 - 12:45 pm. Meals will be served:
Monday, Oct. 14
Tuesday, Oct. 15
Shabbat (Sat.), Oct. 19
Monday, Oct 21
Tuesday, Oct. 22 - ON THE HOUSE!

COME SHAKE OUR lULAV! (& etrog...)

Come find us at our Sukkat to do a mitzvah and check out the Four Species!

This is a mitzvah that is unique to Sukkot is the taking of the Four Species: an etrog(citron), a lulav (palm frond), at least three hadassim (myrtle branches) and two aravot (willow branches). The Midrash tells us that the Four Species represent the various types and personalities that comprise the people and nation of Israel, whose intrinsic unity we emphasize on Sukkot.

Express your unity with the People of Israel by coming and blessing the 4 Species! 

IF YOU CANNOT COME TO US - WE CAN COME TO YOU! CALL 478-8892 TO SCHEDULE A TIME AND PLACE THAT WORKS FOR YOU! 

Sukkot daylight hours (for blessing the lulav) open after 9:00 am: Monday, Oct. 14 - Friday, Oct. 18 & Sunday, Oct. 20

 
Simchat Torah Celebration!

Sing! Dance! Celebrate!

Sing and dance in celebration of the annual completion of the Torah reading. Young and old become the legs of our holy Torah, enabling it to dance. Enjoy a lavish All-You-Can-Eat Buffet, refreshments and plenty of L'chaim as we dance with the Torah!

JOIN US! 

Date: Monday, October 21
Maariv Evening Service: 6:45pm
Celebration begins at 7:00 pm
Location: Chabad House, 410 Atkinson Drive, (ground floor of the Ala Moana Hotel), Waikiki,Honolulu, HI 96814 

 
Holiday Appeal

Please increase your generosity of Tzedakah (charity) during the Holiday season and help cover the costs of Chabad's Sukkot activities and meals.

 
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