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We have made it this far, and it’s time to celebrate! Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah immediately follow the seven-day festival of Sukkot. Simchat Torah is a festive and joyful celebration of our love of Torah. Services will be both in-person and virtual, unless otherwise indicated.


WHAT TO EXPECT:  A joyful, intergenerational celebration in which all are encouraged to gather as we step out of the old year and begin a new yearly cycle of Torah readings. Simchat Torah is celebrated by taking the Torah scrolls out of the ark and spending the evening dancing, singing, and rejoicing. Dress festively, bring your dancing shoes, and welcome this new cycle with community. 
 

Simchat Torah Events:

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  • Sunday ,
    OctOctober  16 , 2022
     
     
    Simchat Torah Dance Party & Celebration

    Sunday, Oct 16th 5:30p to 7:00p
    Dinner at 5:30pm, Services and Dancing at 6pm. As we step out of the past year and look ahead to new beginnings, your presence is requested to help us celebrate as we embark on another cycle of Torah! Put on your dancing shoes and join us for an intergenerational evening of music and revelry in the Hoytt theater at the Osher Marin JCC. PLEASE RSVP FOR DINNER!

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  • Monday ,
    OctOctober  17 , 2022
     
     
    Shemini Atzeret & Yizkor Service

    Monday, Oct 17th 10:30a to 11:30a
    Osher Marin JCC

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IMPORTANT RITUALS:
The Simcha (Celebration):  Simchat Torah is celebrated by taking the Torah scrolls out of the ark for an evening of celebration. The scrolls are carried around the sanctuary in seven circles called hakafot. Although only seven circles are required, the celebration usually continues into the night, as well it should! 


Yizkor: Yizkor (“Remember”) is a mourning service that is recited four times each year for us to remember those who we have lost. Two of these Yizkor services occur during the High Holy Days: one during Yom Kippur and the other on the eighth day of Sukkot (Shemini Atzeret). 

Mon, September 26 2022 1 Tishrei 5783