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. At Adat Chaverim, 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 Deuteronomy is read, and immediately following, the opening section of Genesis, or B'reishit as it is called in Hebrew, is read.

For Sukkot services times, be sure to check the Temple calendar.

Learn more about Simchat Torah from the URJ Simchat Torah Webpage.

Simchat Torah, Hebrew for rejoicing in the Law

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,…