Simchat Torah, Hebrew for “rejoicing in the Law”, celebrates the completion of the annual reading of the Torah.
Our Simchat Torah Service is a joyous observance including Hakafot, dancing, and a celebration of the “birthday of the Torah” as we read the end of Deuteronomy and the beginning of Genesis, completing and beginning the annual cycle of weekly Torah readings. We unroll our entire Torah scroll each year, an amazing sight! As part of the night we share consecration. What could be more moving than to see our youngest children on the bimah, singing the Shema, receiving their own miniature Torah scroll and being blessed by our clergy.