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Simchat Torah

Simchat Torah, Hebrew for "rejoicing in the Law," celebrates the completion of the annual reading of the Torah. Simchat Torah is a joyous festival, in which we affirm our view of the Torah as a tree of life and demonstrate a living example of never-ending, lifelong study. Torah scrolls are taken from the ark and carried or danced around the synagogue seven times. 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. For more information about Simchat Torah, click on ReformJudaism.org

At Temple Or Rishon, we join together to celebrate the Torah with a service of dancing and song, followed by sweet treats. This conclusion of the High Holy Day Season is especially fun for our younger kids.

Wed, October 23 2019 24 Tishrei 5780