Shmini Atzeret & Simhat Torah

Simhat Torah is the grand finale, the High of Highs, the culmination of this intense, challenging, inspiring season. Every prayer and prostration, moment of reflection and point of connection has led us here, to a night of few words and tremendous spirit. We’ll start at 7pm by unrolling the entire Torah, then,  leave it all on the floor till we can’t dance anymore. Around 11pm we’ll close out the night my immediately starting from the very beginning – (check out our honorees below.)

Bring your photo IDs and your dancing shoes!

Don’t be fancy, just get dancy’
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Bite Size Celebrations (0-5-year-olds and their families)
5:15 pm: Flag Decorating
5:45 pm: Family Service
6:15 pm: Pasta Bar

Family Learning (ages 6-13)
     6:30 pm: Come to the Wildfire Classroom (next to the gym) for a fun learning-filled time

Community Celebration
7 pm: Torah Unroll
7:30 pm: Let the Hakafot (Torah Processions) Commence!

And the Honors Go To…
At Simhat Torah each year we give out a couple of very special honors to a few very special people in the community. For the final aliyah of the Torah cycle (Hatan/Kallat/Aliyah Torah), and then the first of the new year (Hatan/Kallat/Aliyat Bereishit), we give extra blessings to those who have demonstrated open-heartedness and generosity of spirit, whose leadership and love have fueled IKAR. Stick around till the end of the night and help honor the incredible Marissa Gee and Rabbi David Kasher & Hannah Marianetti.