Cancel your plans Monday evening to join us!

Thursday, 13 October, 2022 - 3:35 pm

Why should I cancel my plans to dance on Monday night?

I have so many other things going on. I just spent time in the synagogue on the High Holidays. I came to a Sukkot program. I think I did my part in celebrating the holidays.

The midrash tells us a story about a king who had a party with a bunch of his friends. On the last day of the party, he reached out to one of his closest friends and requested that he stay an extra day to hang out. Just the king and his friend to enjoy each other’s company. 

This is the joy of Simchas Torah! This is why I suggest you cancel whatever other plans you had and join us Monday night at 6:30 at Chabad.

We will get together and embrace the Torah after spending close to a month praying and eating together. It’s time for us to spend a moment in the ecstasy of the oneness of G-d, and dance with abandon. Celebrating the unity of community. We are all united as one as we celebrate together, regardless of our knowledge of the Torah.

We dance with a closed Torah to show that it’s not about what we know. It’s about our inherent connection to Torah. We eat together, enjoy each other’s company, and dance together celebrating our heritage. Celebrating who we are and that we are a unique bunch.

It’s the closeness of the Neilah prayer at the end of Yom Kippur mixed with the implementation in the physical world. Plus, there is great food and drink😉

Just reply to this email so we prepare for you.

Rabbi Kushi Schusterman 

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