Celebrate the annual reading of the Torah! Unique to Temple Israel of Boston, join our clergy, congregation, and roving Torah-Cam in this immersive, full-bodied experience of Torah.
Sunday, October 16: Erev Simchat Torah: An Immersive Torah Experience
Peer into the Torah scrolls close up, catch sight of your favorite stories, and even your own Torah portion! With five Torah scrolls unrolled to form an enormous interactive worship space, congregants are encouraged to move freely around the room, noticing close up the mystical crowns atop the Hebrew letters, the rare spaces that divide one book from another, and the famous words and prayers they’ve known their whole life but have never seen in person.
Chanted verses, stories, and experiences of Torah are woven into the evening service—all while our amazing roving Torah-Cam focuses, close up, on the Torah verses that highlight the evening, broadcasting on our large gallery wall and to our congregants at home all the magic inside the Torah.
Afterwards, enjoy dessert and dancing with the Torah to the music of the Boston-based klezmer band, Shirim!
- 4:30 p.m.: Food and celebration for all ages (onsite)
- 5:30 p.m.: Simchat Torah service and Torah-Cam (in mixed presence, onsite and online)
- 6:30 p.m.: Dancing and dessert (onsite)
Monday, October 17: Simchat Torah Festival Service and Yizkor
- 10 a.m.: Join us for our Simchat Torah festival service, followed by a celebratory and engaging study session to honor the Torah (mixed presence, onsite and online)
Please join us afterwards for a festive oneg, celebrating the joyousness of the season with delicious food and lively conversation.
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Monday, October 17, 2022, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
477 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
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