Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Simhat Torah option

There's no Zoo Minyan, but there's the first ever TLS Simhat Torah celebration...

(Tikkun Leil Shabbat)



Thursday, September 30, 2010
7:15 pm

+ Church of the Pilgrims building, 2201 P St NW
+ Gothic building (with large rainbow "welcome" banner) on west side of 22nd St between P & Q Sts, NW. Enter around to the left side of the main entrance through the stairs down marked "Fellowship Hall."
+ Directions: http://www.churchofthepilgrims.org/directions.html

Join TLS for our first ever Simchat Torah celebration! We'll begin with ma'ariv (the evening service)*, continue with hakafot (dancing with the Torah), and conclude by completing and restarting the annual reading of the Torah. Wear your dancing shoes!

- The first 4 hakafot will be a cappella (without instruments).
- The last 3 hakafot will be accompanied by instruments (a klezmer band).

If your last name starts with the letters A-L, bring a potluck snack that can be eaten with fingers.
If your last name starts with the letters M-Z, bring a hydrating beverage or a pitcher for water
You may bring other beverages as an additional contribution if you wish.
(There will not be a regular potluck dinner. All are encouraged to eat dinner before arriving - it will be a late night!)

*TLS is a diverse Jewish community. Some of us celebrate 2 days of yom tov (festival), including Thursday night Sep 30 as the second night of yom tov. Some celebrate one day of yom tov and see Thursday night Sep 30 as a weeknight. Some don't have an opinion one way or the other. This service will be set up to accommodate all of these different practices. You can read further about the one day and two-day yom tov celebration practices here: http://www.myjewishlearning.com/holidays/About_Holidays/Types_of_Holidays/Length_of_Holidays.shtml

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