Simchat Torah, Hebrew for "rejoicing in the Law", celebrates the completion of the annual reading of the Torah.
Simchat Torah is a very joyous occasion in which we affirm our view of the Torah as a tree of life and demonstrate a living example of never-ending, lifelong study.
The Torah scrolls are taken out of the Ark followed by the students singing, dancing, and waving flags. During the Torah service, the concluding section of Deuteronomy is read, and immediately following, the opening section of Genesis, or B'reishit as it is called in Hebrew, is read.
We invite you to join us on Erev Simchat Torah at our 7:00 p.m. service on Sunday, October 23, 2016. One of our Hebrew students will read from the Torah. Our kindergarten and new Hebrew students will receive the symbolic gift of a miniature Torah Scroll. Our grade 3 Hebrew students will be recognized and honored for their important commitment. This is the year they will learn to read Hebrew on Sunday mornings. We will celebrate their achievements during our spring Siyum Celebrations.
For more information about our Simchat Torah Service or to receive our email newsletter, please contact Kathy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the temple office at 518-374-8173.