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Simchat Torah Morning Service with Yizkor at Temple Sinai

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 22 Tishrei 5782

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Simchat Torah Morning Service with Yizkor at Temple Sinai

Registration and masks are required for in-person seating. Please read our Covid policy below.

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Sukkot & Sh’mini Atzeret-Simchat Torah (סכות ושמיני עצרת-שמחת תורה)
The High Holy Days don’t end with Yom Kippur but continue with the festival celebrations of Sukkot and Simchat Torah. On Sukkot we celebrate our many blessings—it’s called Z’man Simchateinu, the Time of Our Joy. We build sukkot, temporary structures with sturdy walls but a porous roof, to remind us to enjoy what we have despite the impermanence of life. We are commanded to “dwell” in the sukkah for seven days, which the rabbis of old understood as eating meals there. You’re also welcome to study, work, and even sleep in it, too! We also shake the lulav, a bouquet of date palm, willow, and myrtle, and etrog (a lemon-like fruit) to acknowledge God’s presence all around us and the gift of the fall harvest.

The Torah also mentions a holiday called Sh’mini Atzeret that’s observed eight days after Sukkot begins. We combine that holiday with a celebration of the Torah called Simchat Torah. During Sh’mini Atzeret-Simchat Torah, we sing and dance with the Torah scrolls. We also read the last chapters of the Torah and begin again with the first chapters. 


Anyone entering the Temple Sinai grounds or building must (a) be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, (b) wear a mask at all times, (c) not be experiencing symptoms of COVID or aware of any recent exposure at the time of entry, and (d) agree to comply with all Temple Sinai COVID requirements.  

By entering Temple Sinai grounds or building you are indicating your understanding of and agreement with these rules on behalf of yourself and any minors whom you are accompanying.

Masks are available for anyone who did not bring one.

Fully Vaccinated means at least two weeks after the second shot of a two-shot regimen (e.g. Pfizer or Moderna) or after the single shot of a one-shot regimen (e.g. Johnson & Johnson).

Exceptions: masks are not required for children under the age of two. Vaccinations are not required for individuals for whom they are not yet available (under the age of 12) or those for whom vaccination is not possible. For full details, click to see the current policy.

Photo credit: Dale Lazar

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