Simchat Torah and Shabbat – in Temple and Zoom

October 6, 2023    
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Please join us for our Simchat Torah service which will feature unrolling a Torah scroll from start to finish. It will follow our Yizkor service which starts at 6:15. 

All are welcome to attend our service in person at CBJ or online by Zoom.  

Immediately following Sukkot, we observe Sh’mini Atzeret and Simchat Torah, a fun-filled day during which we celebrate the completion of the annual reading of the Torah and affirm Torah as
one of the pillars on which we build our lives. As part of the celebration, the Torah scrolls are taken from the ark and carried or danced around the synagogue seven times.

When we unroll the torah, the concluding section of the fifth book of the Torah, D’varim (Deuteronomy), is read, and immediately following, the opening section of
Genesis, or B’reishit, is read. This practice represents the cyclical nature of the relationship between the Jewish people and the reading of the Torah.

Further information and the Zoom link is available in our Weekly Update and the Zoom link is also in the member only section of this website.   If you need help, contact