As our autumn Jewish holidays continue to roll along we stop to commemorate Simchat Torah, a celebratory day that immediately proceeds Sukkot. This holiday traditionally details the receiving of the Torah on Mount Sinai, leaving descendants for many years to come to celebrate the Jewish way…late night study parties!! Oh yeah! Today, festivities are more varied, but no less joyous, in the District. Look below for what’s happening tomorrow night!
Young Family Simchat Torah Service with Lisa Baydush
B’nai Tzedek, 5:30 pm
YP@AI Three Martinis New Year’s Celebration
Adas Israel, 6:30 pm
Simchat Torah: Celebrating Justice!
Church of the Pilgrims Building, 6:45 pm
Dancin’ in the Streets: A Simchat Torah Celebration
Sixth & I, 7:30 pm
Please feel free to add any others in the comments section!
In related news, the return of Gilad Shalit to his home in Israel after living the last five years as a Hamas hostage has caused a stir around the Jewish world at large. With a print subscription, you can access the Washington Jewish Week’s coverage from a local angle. GatherTheJews also features two intriguing opinion pieces on the subject—the pros and cons of the prisoner swap, and the implications for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s leadership.