Simchat Torah

Celebrate Simchat Torah

October 16 – 17, 2022

March 9 at 7:00 PM

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March 14 at 5:00 PM

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March 16 at 4:00 PM

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March 16 at 6:00 PM

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Torah cannot be Torah without us; it needs us. Therefore, we must read it, we must study it, we must discuss it and debate it. We must carry it. We must dance among its verses, discovering ourselves in its chapters.

– Rabbi Steven Moskowitz, Congregation L’Dor V’Dor, Oyster Bay, NY

About the Holiday

Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah mark the end of the High Holy Days when we may simply acknowledge our fervent prayers and our relationship with God. The message that Simchat Torah conveys is how important Torah is in our Jewish lives, as a source of Jewish identity and the gift we received from God.

There is an enduring tradition on Simchat Torah. We take the Torah scrolls out of the ark to celebrate with much joy the completion and new beginning of the annual Torah reading cycle. In this time of celebration, we can rejoice that this CRS family is still together, still able to share our High Holy Days in impassioned prayer and reflection. May this notion serve to fortify our souls and strengthen our resolve to go from strength to strength.

Resources

PJ Library has 7 Fun Things to Do With Kids on Simchat Torah

Make Candy Torah Scrolls

Make Veggie Torah Scrolls

A Simchat Torah Prayer

More resources especially for families with children 0-4 from Sholom Sprouts

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