Succot & Simchat Torah

begins in the evening of Monday, 20 October 2021 at 6.49pm 

and ends in the evening of Wednesday, 29 October 2021 at 7.30pm

Don't forget that you can now register for Succot, Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah services


Please select all the services that you would like to attend and we will email confirmation nearer the time. 


For those who have purchased Arba Minim via the shul, these should be available to collect  from Thursday 1st October,

however we will email those concerned once they have been delivered.

To Download the Covid Guidelines for
Attending Services over
Succot, Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah
please click this link 
or click on the document below
Arba Minim / Succah:

Unfortunately, there will not be any communal sets of Arba Minim available to members and for those who bring their own Arba Minim to shul, it is important to ensure that they are not touched or used by others outside of your own household or support bubble.

Only one household or support bubble can be inside the Succah at any one time and members should sanitise their hands on entering the Succah.

The Succah is up for those who wish to undertake the Mitzvah of eating in the Succah during Chol Hamoed. Due to social distancing guidelines, booking is essential by emailing Abi Wise at least 2 days in advance of your proposed visit with your date and time and the number of people in your household that will be attending. Only packaged kosher food may be brought in and consumed.


Simchat Torah:

Sadly, this year, Simchat Torah cannot involve the exuberant singing and dancing which we normally associate with the festival.

We are delighted to announce our Chatanim and Women of the Year:


Chatan Torah: Rabbi Akiva Rosenblatt 

Chatan Bereishit: Maurice Huberman

Women of the Year: Joanna Diamond & Karen Harris


Mazel tov!


On Erev Shemini Atzeret there will be an online Yiskor service


To join Rabbi Hackenbroch for Yiskor on Zoom at 4pm please click on the link below

Shemini Atzeret Yiskor Online.jpg

Succot  Service Times


Erev Succot

Friday 02 October 2020

Shacharit  7.15am

Yom Tov Begins 6.22pm

Mincha & Ma'ariv 6.22pm


Succot Day 1

Shabbat 03 October 2020 - 1st Day

Shacharit 9.30am

Service Leaders

PD: To be read at home

Shacharit: Raphael Hackenbroch

Leining: Raphael Hackenbroch

Haftara: Josh Zeltser

Mussaf: Rabbi Hackenbroch

Mincha & Ma'ariv 6.22pm

Candles for Second night to be lit from an existing flame after 7.21pm


Youth Minyan:

Service 10.00am


Succot Day 2

Sunday 04 October 2020 

Shacharit 9.30am

Service Leaders

PD: To be read at home

Shacharit: Adam Cohen

Leining: TBC

Haftara: Daniel Morganstein

Mussaf: Adam Cohen

Mincha followed by a shiur 6.18pm

Yom Tov ends Ma'ariv begins 7.18pm


Youth Minyan:

Service 10.00am

Chol Hamoed

Monday 05 to Friday 08 October 2020

Shacharit 7.00am

Ma'ariv 7.30pm

Hoshana Rabba

Friday 09 October 2020

Shacharit 7.15am



Erev Shemini Atzeret

Friday 09 October 2020

Yom Tov begins 6.06pm

Mincha & Ma'ariv  6.06pm


Shemini Atzeret

Saturday 10 October 2020

Shacharit (including Yizkor) 9.15am

Service Leaders

PD: RoTo be read at home

Shacharit: Adam Cohen

Leining: TBC

Haftara: Lionel Zeltser

Mussaf: Adam Cohen

Mincha Maariv 6.05pm

Candles to be lit from an existing flame after 7.05pm 

Simchat Torah (morning) -Sunday 11 October 2020


Morning Service starts: 9.30am

Service Leaders

PD: To be read at home

Shacharit: TBC

Leining: TBC

Haftara: Toby Cohen

Mussaf: TBC

Mincha followed by Shiur 6.03pm

Yom Tov ends and Ma'ariv begins 7.03pm



Friday 16 October 2020

Shabbat begins 5.51pm

Mincha, Kabbalat Shabbat and Ma’ariv 5.51pm


Shabbat 17 October 2020

Shacharit 9.30am

Mincha  5.50pm

Shabbat ends and Ma’ariv begins 6.50pm

Youth Service 10.00am





The Two Minute Succah

Succot & Simchat Torah Articles

Chatan Bereshit
It is impossible to write briefly about the life of the Reverend Michael Plaskow MBE. He is certainly no stranger to public and communal life. Thoughts by Dr Mervyn Leviton.
Wonders of the Universe
Sukkot, the harvest festival provides a good old-fashioned dose of humility - the harvest has come in and we can take a moment to enjoy Nature around us by Maureen Kendler
Simchat Torah Joy
Our religion elevates the material and the physical such that we can use everything around us to bring joy - article by Esther Shuker
Simchat Torah Rain
One realises the importance of rain. It needs to fall at the right time and in the right amounts otherwise devastation can occur by Maxine Zeltser.
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