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Whether you are looking for videos, crafts, explanations, or more, jkidphilly is your one-stop-shop for all things Simchat Torah.

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About Simchat Torah

Simchat Torah literally means “the joy of Torah.” The Torah, also known as the Five Books of Moses, is read in weekly installments all year long. On Simchat Torah, the very end of the Torah is read and then it’s immediately started over from the beginning. The celebration is marked by joyous singing and dancing with the Torah scroll, eating sweets, and a renewed commitment to lifelong learning.


Everything you wanted to know – and more!


Crafts and games for a super fun Simchat Torah


Taste the spirit of Simchat Torah!


Simchat Torah videos for all ages


Listen to music just for Simchat Torah!


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