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Simchat Torah at JRC

Simchat Torah begins at Sundown on Friday, October 9, 2020.

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.

Simchat Torah 2019

(NOTE: The following information refers to last year's Simchat Torah observance -- check back for more about this year.)

Don’t get up for Religious School Sunday morning! We will have a program before services and then participate in our interactive service. We will bless the newest students of our Religious School during services.

All congregants are invited, and Religious School families should plan to attend this evening instead of the traditional morning Religious School Session. We will celebrate our newest Religious School students with Consecration AND the Torah!  It’s a celebration for all ages. Each year families rave at how wonderful of a service and experience it is. Come dance with us!

  • 4:00pm Activities & Light Dinner - Levin Social Hall
  • 5:00pm Simchat Torah Service - Sanctuary

Tue, December 7 2021 3 Tevet 5782