Simchat Torah begins at Sundown on October 12 and Ends at Sundown October 13, 2017
Simchat Torah is 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.
At Judea Reform, we celebrate Simchat Torah with a special service in our sanctuary that includes our welcoming ceremony for Kindergarten students. Want to learn more about Simchat Torah? Click here for an explanation of the holiday and observances.
Check back here for more information about how we will observe Simchat Torah at Judea Reform in 2017.