Thursday, Oct. 16th
5:30pm – Mishpachot Family Service with Rav Claudia, Shira Lenza, and Cantor Becky Wexler Khitrik in the Community Room
6:30pm – Join us in unfurling the Torah and lively Hakafot outside (weather permitting)
Friday, Oct. 17th
9am – Contemplative Simkhat Torah Service with Rabbi Ebn Leader in the Sanctuary
Experience the “Hakafot” the way they were envisioned in the mystical tradition as a mystical/meditational practice.
As they are most commonly known, the Hakafot of Simkhat Torah are an ongoing dance, an opportunity to celebrate the Jewish people’s relation to Torah. As the hakafot are described in the books of our mystical tradition they are a spiritual practice, leading to the Torah reading.
Rabbi Ebn Leader will lead Hakafot at TBZ again this year, and try to facilitate a process in which the dancing and chanting of Simchat Torah is a preparation for the central element of the ritual, which is the reading of the last words of Devarim and the first words of Bereshit. This leads to a more contemplative service than what most of us usually experience on Simchat Torah.
For each of the seven hakafot one song will be chanted, which we will sing for approximately 10 minutes. Each one of the hakafot will be dedicated to one step through the symbolic sequence of sefirot from Hesed through Malchut. We will introduce each hakafah with an intention related to the specific sefirah. Our dancing will consist mainly of walking in a circle, following each other and the Torah.+ More... - Less...
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