Simchat Torah

Simchat Torah (Hebrew: שִׂמְחַת תּוֹרָה), which means “rejoicing of (or with) Torah,” celebrates the conclusion of one annual cycle of weekly Torah readings and the beginning of a new one. We celebrate Simchat Torah immediately after the festival of Sukkot, in the month of Tishrei. Our main celebration takes place in the synagogue during evening services, when 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 last parashah of Deuteronomy and the first parashah of Genesis are read while the scroll is unrolled. B’nai mitzvah are encouraged to find their parashah.

Simchat Torah