Simchat Torah 5771


What is Simchat Torah?

Simchat Torah means "Rejoicing in the Torah".  This holiday marks the completion of the annual cycle of weekly Torah readings.  Each week in synagogue we publicly read a few chapters from the Torah, starting with Genesis, chapter 1, and working our way to Deuteronomy 34.  On Simchat Torah, we read the last Torah portion, then proceed immediately to the first chapter of Genesis, reminding us that the Torah is a circle and never ends. This completion of the readings is a time of great celebration.  There are processions around the synagogue carrying Torah scrolls with lots of high-spirited singing and dancing.  Consecration ceremonies marking the beginning of a child's Jewish education are also held at this time.

Join us on Monday, October 5th, 2015 for a joyous Simchat Torah Klezmer Celebration with Consecration.  Sing, dance, carry a Torah scroll, wave flags, and hear the end and beginning of the Torah read, and join this year's Consecration Class, the Avanim Rock Band, and the Temple Youth Choir as we rejoice with the Torah!


5:45 pm: Warm up with a great pizza dinner!

6:30 pm: Simchat Torah & Consecration Services with Klezmer Music


Register now for the pizza party!

Number of adults ($5.00 each) :
Number of Children under 13 ($2.00 each) :


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Tucson, AZ 85716

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Fax: 520-327-4504

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