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West Side Sephardic Minyan

Shmini Atzeret/Simhat Torah

Sunday, October 4th - Hoshana Raba/Erev Shemini Atzeret
Shahrit 8:30 am
Candle lighting 6:15 pm
Minha followed by Arvit 6:15 pm

Please note: There will be NO Groups for Shmini Atzeret and Simhat Torah

Monday, October 5th - Shmini Atzeret
Shahrit 9:00 am
Derasha: Shemini Atzeret: A Holiday in Search of an Identity
Minha: 6.15 pm
Post-Minha Shiur: Finding Our Own חלק in the Torah
followed by 'Arvit & WSS most famous Hakafot  (Simhat Torah Celebration)
Candlelighting (from a pre-existing flame): 7:07 pm

Tuesday, October 6th - Simhat Torah 
Shahrit 9:00 am
Derasha: Breishit: New Beginnings

Youth Hakafot and Program: 10:15 am
Featuring a Puppet Show and Ice Cream party! Please be sure to bring your Torahs!
In the basement of Ohav Shalom. For Kids 8 & younger

12:30 pm: WSSS Annual Simhat Gold Kiddush.
Our 5776 Hatan Torah is Laurent Morali and Breshit is Daniel Cohen. Mazal Tov!
6:15 pm: Minha followed by 'Arvit
7:05 pm Havdala, end of the Hag


Welcome to the West Side Sephardic Synagogue.
Our community is a vibrant, diverse, and energetic mix of Jews from all over the world, representing no fewer than 7 languages (Hebrew, English, French, Arabic, Spanish, Italian, & German) and no less than 13 countries of origin (Israel, Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, France, Spain, Italy, America, Syria, Libya, Canada, Russia, Argentina). All of our services are Orthodox and in the Sepharadic tradition, and our Synagogue is open to Jews of all religious and ethnic backgrounds. All official speeches, sermons, and announcements are made in English, and whatever your own native language, chances are we can find you a translator among our ranks.

Our Synagogue is located on 270 West 84th Street, between Broadway & West End Avenue. Prayers and classes take place on the 3rd floor (Beit Midrash) of Congregation Ohav Shalom.

Please browse the site, leave us your feedback, and feel free to ask our Rabbi any questions that you may have about Sepharadic traditions in particular or Jewish Law in general. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Wed, 7 October 2015 24 Tishrei 5776