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Simchat Torah

Roll Out the Torah!

Simchat Torah Service and Celebration
Oct. 21, 2019

6:00-7:00 p.m....Service
7:00-7:30 p.m....Torah Trivia
7:30-7:50 p.m....Song learning and practice
8:00 p.m....Dancing in the parking lot!

Join us on Simchat Torah for a full evening of festivities with our neighbor congregation, Tiferet Israel! Our celebration will open with music by a klezmer band. We will unroll the Torah for a look at this beautiful parchment, then follow with a brief service.  

Stick around after for food and drinks, and Torah Trivia with Tiferet Israel's Rabbi Daniel Millner. Following a brief song-practice session, we will join with members of Tiferet Israel around 8:00 p.m. to dance, sing, and celebrate in the custom of this joyous holiday.


 

About Simchat Torah

Immediately following Sukkot, we celebrate Sh'mini Atzeret and Simchat Torah, a fun-filled day during which we celebrate the completion of the annual reading of the Torah and affirm Torah as one of the pillars on which we build our lives.

As part of the celebration, the Torah scrolls are taken from the ark and carried or danced around the synagogue seven times.

During the Torah service, the concluding section of the fifth book of the Torah, D'varim (Deuteronomy), is read, and immediately following, the opening section of Genesis, or B'reishit as it is called in Hebrew, is read. This practice represents the cyclical nature of the relationship between the Jewish people and the reading of the Torah.



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