Sukkot and Simchat Torah


Sukkot and Simchat Torah and some of the less well-known holidays — Shavuot, Tu Bishvat, Purim — can be great ways to introduce people to the beauty of Judaism. Learn how to make these other holidays part of your life as an intermarried couple or with your extended interfaith family in’s archive of articles, resources and external links. Visit the Resource Page for Shabbat and Other Holidays, or chose a holiday below!

Sukkot and Simchat Torah are two autumn holidays that offer great ways to introduce people to the beauty of Judaism. Sukkot is like a Jewish Thanksgiving, complete with opportunities for dining and sleeping under the stars. Simchat Torah celebrates the annual cycle of reading the Torah, filled with joyous celebrations.

Upcoming Dates

  • Sukkot starts the evening of October 4, 2017; September 23, 2018; October 13, 2019.
  • Simchat Torah starts the evening of October 24, 2016 (October 25 if Shemini Atzeret is observed); October 12, 2017 (October 13 if Shemini Atzeret is observed), October 1, 2018 (October 19 if Shemini Atzeret is observed).




Quick, easy downloads to guide you through the at-home rituals for the holidays, complete with audio of each blessing.

In Your Community

  • Look for holiday events near you or find a new community to join for the holidays!
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