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Dance with the Torah!

Simchat Torah for Men, Women, and Children!

  • Delicious Banquet sponsored by Elias and Rachel Perez
  • LeChaims for those 21 and older
  • Cool swag
  • Gifts for the kids
  • No ticket necessary 

Let us know you are coming! http://www.chabadatlacosta.com/rsvp 


Shabbat & Shmini Atzeret / Simchat Torah Services are Inside OR Outside! It is YOUR Choice!

We continue to offer services indoors with available seating in the Breezeway, which is consistent with all governmental, rabbinic, and Chabad standards. Actually, we are exceeding many of the protocols so as to make the environment safe.

Please note that we have invested heavily so as to be able to open up safely and comfortably.

Below please find our safety rules:

Masks must be worn at all times while on campus other than when eating (masks available).

Hands must be washed with soap or sanitized upon entry and should be regularly while here.

Social distancing must be maintained at all times. No exceptions and no physical contact.

If you have been exposed to anyone with the virus within the last 14 days, those with symptoms, or those whose doctors advise them not to participate, should not, under any circumstances, come to shul. But rather should pray at home.

If you plan on joining us on Shabbos or Sunday please let us know by responding to this message.

Happy Holidays!

It is Shmini Atzeret / Simchat Torah – “The Time of Our Joy!”

The holiday of Sukkot leads directly into the holiday of Shmini Atzeret / Simchat Torah. If Sukkot is known for being joyful this coming holiday is ‘happiness on steroids’!

This year will be different than any previous year in how we celebrate. Numerous competent authorities have been contacted so as to ascertain how to be best celebrate SAFELY.

We WILL be offering Hakafot (Dancing with the Torahs) – see schedule below. However, we will be assigning one person to hold each Torah throughout the event. The Torahs will not be passed around. They will not be kissed. Also, the dancing will look quite different, as the person holding the Torah will circle and the congregation will dance in their own place (clapping hands and stomping feet etc.).

We WILL be offering a holiday banquet, but it will not be a buffet. Instead individual portions will be wrapped and be made available for those who desire to eat.

Our most sincere THANK YOU goes out to Elias and Rachel Perez for their tremendous generosity in sponsoring this yearly event!

With regret we must announce that Le’Chaims will NOT be pro-actively served.

All of this means that WE will have to internally generate the Simcha/happiness! We KNOW that we can do it!

Please remember if you do not feel comfortable/safe or your doctor recommends that you should not come – DON’T! Instead, celebrate at the same time as us from your own home.


Special ‘Different’ Shmini Atzeret / Simchat Torah Services this Year

Hoshana Rabbah


Friday, Oct. 9 2020

Morning Services: 9:00 am – 11 am




Friday, Oct. 9, 2020

Light Candles at 6:04 pm

Evening Services: 6:00 pm

Followed by Kiddush & Hakafot


Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020

Morning Services: 10:00 am

Yizkor Memorial Service: 12:00 pm

Evening Services: 7:00 pm

Followed by Kiddush, Hakafot & Banquet

Light Candles* after 6:58 pm


Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020

Morning Services: 10:00 am

Followed by Kiddush & Hakafot

Holiday Ends at 6:57 pm