Come and help us celebrate the Jewish love affair with the Torah by dancing up a storm at our Simchat Torah evening event on Thursday evening, 26 September, 7.30pm.
To mark the completion of one annual cycle of Torah reading and the start of the next, we’ll be expanding the evening service by doing the traditional dancing and processing with a Torah scroll seven times, round the Moishe House, and then reading the final verses of the Torah.
Let us know if you’d like one of the five call-ups involved: they’re open to men and women, and all you need to do is read the blessings before and after the reading — plenty of help available if it’s your first time! We’d also like to introduce a personal element by inviting you to say a few words about what the Torah means to you — do let us know if you’re interested, or just be inspired on the night!
Warning: Sweets will be provided to be thrown, as is traditional on Simchat Torah. Protective head gear may be necessary.
A pot luck dinner will be served after the dancing and celebrations so please bring a vegetarian dish or an alcoholic (or non-alcoholic!) beverage. Just let us know what you’re bringing so we don’t end up with 30 pasta salads, and if you’d like to bring this in advance. For all details, to book your call-up (aliyah), and log your food, please be in touch here.
Please see below for audio recordings of the Torah portions of Simchat Torah, sung by Moshe Haschel.
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1: Deuteronomy 33:1-7
2: Deuteronomy 33:8-12
3: Deuteronomy 33:13-17
4: Deuteronomy 33:18-21
5: Deuteronomy 33:22-26
6: Deuteronomy 33:27-34:12
7: Genesis 1:1-2:3
Maftir: Numbers 29:35-30:1
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