Simchat Torah

On Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, we will celebrate Simchat Torah, a fun-filled day during which we joyously celebrate the completion of the annual reading of the Torah and affirm Torah as one of the pillars on which we build our lives.
 
This year, Temple Beth Shalom will join with Congregation Tiferet Israel for a special joint celebration!
 
Here’s the schedule:
6:30-7:30 p.m. Service in our sanctuary, including the KlezAustin klezmer band
7:30 p.m. Torah Trivia game in our social hall with members of Congregation Tiferet Israel
8:00 p.m. Temple Beth Shalom congregants learn songs and dancing in our social hall
8:30 p.m. Both congregations come together for dancing, singing, and festivities in the parking lot between our two buildings
9:00 p.m. Worship continues at Congregation Tiferet Israel—all are invited!

 

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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