Out of Eretz Yisroel there are those that do Hakafos on Shmini Atzeres at night and some that even do it by day. Mostly I think it is by the Chasidim. Does anyone know of any Yeshivish or non Chasidish place that makes Hakofos on Shmini Atzeres?

  • In the Diaspora both days are Shmini Atzeres too.
    – Double AA
    Sep 25, 2013 at 4:52

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I've been to multiple congregations that use Nusach Sfard but aren't particularly Chassidish that do Hakafot both nights.


Yeshivas Chaim Berlin, as litvisha yeshiva on Coney Island Ave. in Brooklyn, does hskafos on Shmini Atzeres at night. They come back to the yeshiva after eating the seudah and the Rosh Yeshiva speaks (gives a maimar) in the sukkah. Afterwards they go inside and dance hakafos. The hakofos usually do no start until 2-3 AM.

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