Thursday, October 08, 2009

Sweet Circles of Torah Together

Hakafot for Shemini Atzeret!

We'll have low-key dancing with the Torah, with wonderful niggunim (let us know your favorites). We'll have some neo-hassidic-style teachings about the cycles of Torah, while inviting the 14 shepherds, the Ushpizin and Ushpizan from all of Sukkot.

There will also be plenty of time for schmoozing and snacking (in the sukkah, if that's your custom). Kiddush and motzi will be provided, and please bring along some serious snacks if you can (heksher-only, please).

Please let us know if you're coming:
So come gather together your tzitzit, your favorite niggunim, your verses of Tanach, and your dancing shoes!

These are the sweet, heartfelt, warm-up, and relatively brief kind of hakafot that are the hassidic minhag for the night of Shemini Atzeret -- possibly for the first time ever in DC?

Friday night, October 9th, Shemini Atzeret
Starting at 8pm (enough time to daven elsewhere if you prefer)
At Deborah and Shalom's house in Woodley Park
(write to for directions)

Chag same'ach!