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Simchat Torah
Monday, Sept. 27, 6:00 p.m.

Members, find the link to access this service on the Zoom Links for Members webpage.

Celebrate Simchat Torah with Temple Beth Shalom and the Reform Movement! On Simchat Torah we complete the annual reading of the Torah and begin again with the first words from the book of Genesis. Celebrate the joy of the holiday with song and story, joining our voices together with Reform Jews from across North America. Brought to you by the Union for Reform Judaism.
Noah Aronson
Becky Mann
Cantor Mary Thomas
Nefesh Mountain
Rabbis Ken Chasen and Yoshi Zweiback and friends
Marques Hollie
Eliana Rubin
Rabbi Asher Knight
Michelle Cohn Levy
Cantor Ross Wolman

Yizkor Service and Study Session
Tuesday, Sept. 28, 8:00 a.m. on Zoom

Members, find the link to access this service on the Zoom Links for Members webpage.

Our Yizkor service includes not only prayers of remembrance but also reminders of other themes of this day. The service will include prayers for rain, since rain gives life and provides sustenance. We also will include references to Kohelet (Ecclesiastes), which is traditionally read during this season.

Members, see our virtual Book of Remembrance on the High Holy Days for Members webpage.

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, it is customary for the Torah scrolls to be 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.



Sun, June 26 2022 27 Sivan 5782