Simchat Torah

Creative/Experiential Simchat Torah Celebration Nevei Kodesh

Virtual Yizor Memorial Service
Saturday Oct. 10, 6:00 – 6:30 pm

Open to all who have lost loved ones.
Click here for Yizkor registration and zoom link.

Simchat Torah:  A different kind of celebration…
Saturday, Oct. 10, 6:45 pm

Most years we celebrate Simchat Torah in rowdy, renewal style, honoring the completion of the yearly cycle of reading the Torah and preparing to begin it afresh. Usually we gather for a night of music, dancing, celebration, our annual Torah-Oracle ritual—and candied apples!

Why is this night different from all other nights?

This year, for our pandemic Simchat Torah, we will begin our beautiful virtual celebration by reaching out to our younger children for the first half hour with story, teaching and song. We will celebrate Havdalah together at 7:15, and then, honor the Torah and each other in a contemplative service, using color, movement, music, story and contemplation, to wind our way down the Kabbalistic tree of life, led by members of our community.

In lieu of physical dancing with our scrolls, our celebration will offer a profound reminder of the living importance of Torah through all our senses. We follow that by reading the closing words of the Torah, rescrolling, and beginning anew with the story of creation.  We will close, as always, by celebrating one of the foundational traditions of Nevei Kodesh: our Torah Oracle!

This Year Maggid Charna Rosenholtz, our Reb Zalman Scholar in Residence, will be weaving us together in ritual and ceremony to celebrate our beloved tradition inheritance.

Click here to register for Simchat Torah

About Dena Gitterman

Executive Director, Congregation Nevei Kodesh

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