Sukkot Day 1 (Yom Tov)


Recite festival morning service (MT 414).

After the Amidah, we perform n'tilat lulav (MT 571).

Then, we recite the full Hallel (MT 560). The Hallel on page 560 is the Half Hallel; congregations that would like to recite a full Hallel should add appropriate selections from Psalms 115 and 116. We wave the lulav during certain parts of Hallel.

After Hallel, congregations traditionally recite the appropriate Hoshanot for this day.

We recite the Torah service for festivals (MT 494). We recite the Thirteen Attributes (MT 496) three times.

Shacharit Torah Reading Scroll #1 - Traditional

Leviticus 22:26-23:44 (P 916, RP 823, WTC 732)

5 Aliyot

Shacharit Torah Reading Scroll #1 - Alternative

Leviticus 23:33-44 (P 930, RP 827, WTC 736)

Shacharit Torah Reading Scroll #2

Numbers 29:12-29:16 (P 1213, RP 1084, WTC 979)

1 Aliyah

Shacharit Haftarah - Traditional

Zechariah 14:1-21

Shacharit Haftarah - Alternative

Zechariah 14:7-9, 16-21 (P 1639, RP 1441)


Recite the festival afternoon service (MT 442)

During Meals

At lunch, recite the Kiddush for festival morning (MT 605).

Recite the blessing over dwelling in the sukkah. If it is your first time sitting in the Sukkah this year, recite Shehecheyanu as well.

It is a mitzvah to welcome guests into our Sukkah. Each night of Sukkot, we symbolically welcome certain of our patriarchs and matriarchs into our sukkah as guests. The liturgy of this ceremony can be found in Gates of the House, pp. 77-78.

We add Ya'aleh v'Yavo, Harachaman for Yom Tov, and Harachaman for Sukkot to Birkat Hamazon.

Havdalah Notes

After sundown, recite Havdalah in the sukkah (MT 612). We recite only the blessing over the wine and the blessing of separation. Before drinking the wine, we recite the blessing over dwelling in the sukkah.