Hebrew: שִׂמְחַת תּוֹרָה, lit., "Rejoicing of/[with the] Torah") is a Jewish holiday that celebrates and marks the conclusion of the annual cycle of weekly Torah readings, and the beginning of a new cycle. Simchat Torah is a component of the Biblical Jewish holiday of Shemini Atzeret ("Eighth Day of Assembly"), which follows immediately after the festival of Sukkot ;in the month of Tishrei(occurring in mid-September to early October on the secular calendar).

At Congregation Berith Sholom, the main celebration of Simchat Torah takes place in the synagogue during evening services. The sifrei torah are paraded through the sanctuary and around the buildings, with a small scroll finally being unscrolled around the Benjamin Social Hall.The lastparashah of Deuteronomy and the first parashah of Genesis are read while the scroll is unrolled. Rabbi Gordon points out features such as the brick-on-brick arrangement of the Song of the Sea. B'nai mitzvah are encouraged to find their parashah!

Simchat Torah