Jewish Center Invites Community To Come Dance With The Torah Scrolls

Los Alamos Jewish Center’s Rabbi Jack Shlachter with one of the Jewish Center torahs. Courtesy photo


Come Dance with the Torah Scrolls!

The Los Alamos Jewish Center will be observing the holiday of Simchat Torah (literally Rejoicing in the Teaching) on Saturday evening, October 7, at 6:00 PM, and all are welcome to join in the festivities.  

This holiday, which marks the close of a multi-week Jewish holiday season, celebrates the annual completion of a reading cycle beginning with Genesis 1:1 and ending with Deuteronomy 34:12.  

We’ll be listening to the last few verses of the fifth of the Five Books of Moses and then begin all over again “In the Beginning.”  There will be ample opportunity for everyone present to dance and sing with the scrolls, and flags for the children.  The evening starts with a potluck dinner (dairy/vegetarian only) with enchiladas provided by the LAJC.  This is your chance to be a Holy Roller as we roll the scroll from the end to the beginning and share in the joy of the Jewish text tradition.

The Los Alamos Jewish Center is located at 2400 Canyon Road, just down the street from PEEC Nature Center. For more information about the Jewish Center, go to, call 505-662-2140, or email