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. During the Torah service, the concluding section of Deuteronomy is read, and immediately following, the opening section of Genesis, B’reishit, is read.

On Sunday, October 16, 2022 we begin our Simchat Torah Celebration.

4:30 – 5:30 PM – Adult Schmooze & Learn with Rabbi Bloch
4:30 – 6:15 PM – Religious School K-6th Grades and Confirmation Class
5:30 – 6:15 PM – Erev Simcaht Torah Service & Dancing with the Torah; Blessing for children born since High Holy Days 2021.

We will continue the celebration on Monday, October 17, 2022 with our Atzeret Simchat Torah & Yizkor Service at 9:30 AM in the Ennis Family Library/Chapel.

Please RSVP for all programs and services at and contact Faye Kotler at with any questions.