Shemini Atzeret and Simhat Torah

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Simhat Torah, meaning “rejoicing with the Torah”, is a happy holiday filled with love and spirit.  On Simhat Torah the last portion of the Torah in the book of Deuteronomy and the first verses of the book of Genesis are read in the same Temple service, signifying that the Torah has no beginning and no end.  In addition to the Hakkafot, the processions with the Torahs, a lot of good spirited fun, the congregation bestows among the highest honors of the synagogue year called Hatan (Groom) and Kallat (Bride) Torah. the aliyah for the last portion read in Deutronomy and Hatan and Kallat Bereshit., the first portion read in Genesis.

Join us on Monday evening, October 21st for Minhah at 6:15 pm then a congregational Simhat Torah service with Maariv and Hakafot at 6:30 where we all have the honor of walking around with a Torah!!

Then join us on Tuesday morning, October 22nd at 9:30 am for a service and luncheon honoring the Torah and our Kallat and Hatan Torah, Andrea and Abe Warmbrand, and our Kallat and Hatan Bereshit, Barbara and Eric Fisher.

SIMHAT TORAH RECIPES:

SIMHAT TORAH FOR ADULTS:
USCJ: Dancing With Scrolls
All About Shemini ATzeret and Simha Torah
History of Simha Torah
Simha Torah Songs from aish.com

SIMHAT TORAH FOR CHILDREN:
NSW BJE (Board of Jewish Education) Simhat Torah activities and links for kids