Gesher Simchat Torah Theater

September 29, 2021, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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Simchat Torah is the celebration of the entire Torah, the holiday on which we honor the Torah itself, from Creation of the world to the moment the Israelites are on the cusp of entering the Promised Land, and every narrative moment and law in between.  We sing and dance our hearts out with the Scrolls of Torah on Erev Simchat Torah and again in the morning.  We hold the chuppah, the wedding canopy, over the reader’s table in the evening and in the morning to symbolize the depth of the love we have for the Torah, from beginning to end.  Many communities take a moment to bless all the congregation’s children under the canopy, and many also honor members of our community who exemplify aspects of Torah living with the very last aliyah and the very first aliyah of the Torah.  Simchat Torah is quite simply one of the most joy-filled and enjoyable holidays of the Jewish year.

This year, Beth Shalom invites the entire community to a special event on Simchat Torah day, a production for children and adults alike.  We welcome writer, actor and Jewish Educator, David Loewy, to our community, as he has written and will join us in presenting The Whole Story, Told Too Quickly, the Torah from Adam to Israel.  This production will appeal to all, with some music, some laughs, many stories you expect to hear and perhaps even a few you’ve never realized are in the Torah!

We hope you will join us for this special production as we celebrate Simchat Torah together, commemorating the love our people has enjoyed with God for thousands of years.

The play, The Whole Story, Told Too Quickly, The Torah From Adam to Israel, will be performed in the grassy field adjacent to Beth Shalom.  

This program is funded by a generous grant from the Polsky Family Foundation.

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