Immediately following Sukkot, we observe Shemini 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 at MLRT, the Torah scrolls are unraveled completely with members of the congregation holding onto the Torah scroll as it creates a circle around the Sanctuary.
Simchat Torah Celebration – Tuesday, September 28 at 7:00 pm
Dust off your dancing shoes and join us for a joyous evening of music and Torah as we celebrate Simchat Torah. We’ll listen to the chanting of the beginning, middle and end of the Torah and dance together in celebration of having received the Torah on Mount Sinai.
Simchat Torah Festival Service & Yizkor – Wednesday, September 29 at 10:00 am
The festival continues the next morning, with our service featuring the Sisterhood Choir and a brief Yizkor. Once again hear the chanting of the end and the beginning of the Torah as we turn it over and over again and return to Bereshit.