Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah


Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah 2021 will begin in the evening of Monday, September 27th and ends in the evening of Wednesday, September 29th

Monday, September 27, 2021 – Light Holiday Candles 6:26 PM

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 – Light Holiday Candles after 7:23 PM

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 – Holiday Ends 7:21 PM

The following seating options are available:

a) Seating inside sukkah
b) Outdoor seating – outside the sukkah
c) Indoor seating – Must show proof of vaccination, according to NYC mandate. If you do not plan on carrying your vaccine proof during Yom Tov, please email us a copy of your vaccine card and ID (you may block sensitive info) to, or text 917-217-3680.

For 20 years, Talia’s Steakhouse and Bar, the premier Glatt Kosher restaurant located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, NYC, has been offering pre-paid, prix fixe, Glatt Kosher Simchat Torah lunch and dinner menu options – all inclusive. The energy, romantic ambiance, and Glatt Kosher gourmet cuisine at Talia’s Steakhouse & Bar make it the ideal spot to celebrate Simchat Torah. It is non-communal dinner with private tables for you and your family and friends.

Bring your friends and family and enjoy Talia’s Yom Tov meals. Since Jewish law allows cooking on Yom Tov, which doesn’t fall on Shabbat, you can indulge in a sizzling steak right off the grill while sipping mixed drinks from Talia’s full bar such as vodka cranberry, apple or chocolate martinis, cosmopolitans, etc.  Simchat Torah dinner at Talia’s includes challah roll, wine for kiddush and unlimited soda, coffee or tea. Deliveries will include challah and grape juice.

Prepaid Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah Dinner Menus

Monday, September 27th & Tuesday, September 28th

First Seating: 5:00 PM – 7:15 PM 

Second Seating: 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM (flexible)

Dinner Menus 

Option 1 – $68

To View Menu, CLICK HERE

Prepaid Dinner Option 1 Order Online, CLICK HERE 

Option 2 – $85

To View Menu, CLICK HERE

Pre-paid Simchat Torah Dinner Option 2 Order Online, CLICK HERE


Yom Tov Lunch Menu – September 28th & 29th:

12PM – 3:00PM – Lunch

Simchat Torah Shabbat Lunch Menu Option 1 – $54 – Click Here

Simchat Torah Shabbat Lunch Menu Option 1 – Order Online – Click Here

Simchat Torah Shabbat Lunch Menu Option 2 – $68 – Click Here

Simchat Torah Shabbat Lunch Menu Option 2 – Order Online – Click Here


NOTE: The above zemanim information is applicable to New York.
Talia’s proudly earned the “A” letter grade from the NYC Department of Health.
For further questions call 212-580-3770.
Menus are subject to change without notice.

What is Simchat Torah?

Immediately following the seven-day festival of Sukkot comes the two-day festival of Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah. (In the Land of Israel, the festival is “compacted” in a single day). Simchat Torah is a celebration marking the conclusion of the annual cycle of public Torah readings, and the beginning of a new cycle.

The main celebration of Simchat Torah takes place in the synagogue during evening and morning services. In many Orthodox and Conservative congregations, this is the only time of year on which the Torah scrolls are taken out of the ark and read at night.

In the morning, the last parashah of Deuteronomy and the first parashah of Genesis are read in the synagogue. On each occasion, when the ark is opened, all the worshippers leave their seats to dance and sing with all the Torah scrolls in a joyous celebration that often lasts for several hours and more.

The morning service is also uniquely characterized by the calling up of each male member of the congregation for an aliyah, as well as a special aliyah for all the children in attendance. “On Simchat Torah,” goes the chassidic saying, “we rejoice in the Torah, and the Torah rejoices in us; the Torah, too, wants to dance, so we become the Torah’s dancing feet.”. To learn more about Simchat Torah Click HERE or HERE.