Simchat Torah

Simchat Torah is a Jewish holiday that celebrates and marks the conclusion of the annual cycle of public Torah readings, and the beginning of a new cycle. At Temple Beth David, we celebrate Simchat Torah with a special service where the Torah is paraded around the synagogue. We also have a special tradition where the Torah is unrolled in its entirety. As adult congregants hold up the un-scrolled Torah, they stand in a circle around the room, while the children of the congregation sit in the middle of the circle surrounded physically by the words of the Torah. Children and adults alike are always amazed to see the Torah in this special display each year.