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Simchat Torah (Judaism)

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Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Sep 28, 2021 - Sep 29, 2021   All Day
Linden Reid
Originating Calendar
Religious Observances

Day of Celebrating the Torah. The main celebrations of Simchat Torah take place in the synagogue during evening and morning services. In Orthodox as well as many Conservative congregations, this is the only time of year on which the Torah scrolls are taken out of the ark and read at night. On each occasion, when the ark is opened, the worshippers leave their seats to dance and sing with the Torah scrolls in a joyous celebration that can last for several hours. Jewish students and employees observing Simchat Torah may stay home from work during this period, and some may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe.


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This calendar contains Religious Observances and is maintained by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for consideration by those planning campus events, as well as to build awareness of religious and cultural observances.

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