Sukkot Day 1 (Yom Tov)


Recite festival morning service (MT 414) with appropriate additions for Shabbat.

Traditionally, N'tilat Lulav is not performed on Shabbat. Many Reform congregations take the Lulav even on Shabbat.
*In Temple times, N'tilat Lulav was performed in the Temple on the first day of Sukkot, even when it fell on Shabbat.  Later rabbis prohibited taking the Lulav on Shabbat, as they feared people might carry the Lulav into the public domain.  Reform responsa suggest performing N'tilat Lulav on Shabbat.  See "Blowing of the Shofar," American Reform Responsa, Vol. XXXIII, 1923, pp. 60-61.

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. 

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)

7 Aliyot

Shacharit Torah Reading Scroll #1 - Alternative

Leviticus 23:33-44 (P 930, RP 827, WTC 733)

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) with appropriate additions for Shabbat.

During Meals

At lunch, recite the Kiddush for festival morning (MT 605) with appropriate additions for Shabbat.

Recite the blessing over dwelling in the sukkah.

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.  We also include R'tzei and Harachaman for Shabbat.

Havdalah Notes

After sundown, recite Havdalah in the sukkah (MT 612).