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    B’nai Israel Congregation
    6301 Montrose Road
    Rockville, MD 20852-4195

    By Phone: 301-881-6550

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Shemini Atzeret & Simhat Torah Services

Wednesday, October 11
Hoshana Rabbah
7:15 a.m. Yom Tov Service

Wednesday, October 11
Erev Shemini Atzeret
6:15 p.m. Minha/Ma’ariv

Thursday, October 12
Shemini Atzeret
9:00 a.m. Yom Tov Service
10:45 a.m. Youth Service*
11:00 a.m. Yizkor

*Children and staff will meet at B’nai Israel at 10:30 a.m. and walk to the Landow House for an intergenerational service and return to B’nai Israel at noon.

Thursday, October 12
Erev Simhat Torah
6:15 p.m. Abbreviated Tots Service & Dancing
7:00 p.m. Traditional Service & Dancing

Celebrate the conclusion of the Torah reading cycle with dancing, singing and the traditional apples and chocolate bars.   Families with children are invited   to both services. The traditional service concludes with the popular “Torah Roll,” when we unwrap and examine an entire Torah scroll.

Friday, October 13
Simhat Torah
9:00 a.m. Traditional Service & Dancing

The festivities continue the next  morning  with  more singing and dancing. Every member of the congregation is honored with a Torah aliyah. Each year, we recognize two members of the congregation with the Hatan Torah (last aliyah of the Deuteronomy) and Kallat Breishit (first aliyah of Genesis) honors. A kiddush luncheon follows to celebrate the conclusion of the fall holiday season.