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TEMPLE EMANU-EL

A Reform Jewish Community for all of Tucson
225 North Country Club • Tucson, AZ 85716
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Simchat Torah 5771

 Join us on Thursday, October 16th, 2014 for a joyous Simchat Torah Klezmer Celebration and Consecration.

Come see this year's Consecration class, sing and dance, carry a Torah scroll, wave flags, and hear the end and beginning of the Torah read!

Join this year's Consecration Class, the Avanim Rock Band, and the Temple Youth Choir as we rejoice with the Torah!

5:45 pm: Pizza Dinner in the Sy Juster Auditorium

6:30 pm: Simchat Torah & Consecration Services in the Rubin Family Sanctuary

Register now for the pizza party!

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Number of Children under 13 ($2.00 each) :

 

What is Simchat Torah?

Simchat Torah means "Rejoicing in the Torah".  This holiday marks the completion of the annual cycle of weekly Torah readings.  Each week in synagogue we publicly read a few chapters from the Torah, starting with Genesis, chapter 1, and working our way to Deuteronomy 34.  On Simchat Torah, we read the last Torah portion, then proceed immediately to the first chapter of Genesis, reminding us that the Torah is a circle and never ends. This completion of the readings is a time of great celebration.  There are processions around the synagogue carrying Torah scrolls with lots of high-spirited singing and dancing.  Consecration ceremonies marking the beginning of a child's Jewish education are also held at this time.