Congregation Ahavas Achim

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Simchat Torah Service

Description: On Simchat Torah, our kids and grownups alike will show our joyful appreciation of Torah by dancing with the Torah scrolls (real and toy), waving flags, and eating caramel apples. Adult beverages will be discreetly available.

If there are enough people attending, we will unroll an entire Torah scroll and everyone can view the complete Torah text, an opportunity only available on Simchat Torah!

After the spirited celebration, we’ll settle into reading from the Torah. We show the continuity of Torah in our lives by reading from the very end of the Torah (death of Moses) and then immediately reading the very beginning (creation of the universe), thus starting our Torah reading cycle anew.

Two special members will be called to the Torah as this year’s “Bride of Beresheet” (Genesis) and “Bridegroom of Torah”. Rabbi Loewenthal will chant from the Torah, and there will be opportunities for group aliyot.
Date: Monday, October 21, 2019
Time: 6:30pm EDT
Updated: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 11:41pm GMT