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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 celebration of our love of Torah, and a beautiful way to cap the High Holy Days and end on a note of joy. 


An intergenerational evening of merrymaking, with enticing noshes. Simchat Torah is celebrated by taking the Torah scrolls out of the ark, unrolling one in its entirety, and spending the evening dancing, singing, and rejoicing. There will be a blessing for the children and anyone who wishes has the opportunity to touch the Torah scroll. Dress festively, bring your dancing shoes, and welcome this new cycle with community. 

SaturdaySat, 7 OctOctober, 2023

Shemini Atzeret & Yizkor Service

Shabbat, Oct 7th 10:30a to 12:00pYizkor (“Remember”) services carve out moments in time for us to remember those who we have lost, and occurs on Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Shavuot, and Passover. Gather in community and collectively lift up the memories of loved ones who have died. This service will be held in-person at the Osher Marin JCC and will be streamed virtually on Facebook Live.


SundaySun, 8 OctOctober, 2023

Simchat Torah Dance Party & Celebration

Sunday, Oct 8th 5:30p to 7:00pDinner at 5:30pm, Services and Dancing at 6pm. As we step out of the past year and look ahead to new beginnings, 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!




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). 


Wed, September 27 2023 12 Tishrei 5784