Dancing into Shmita: A Simchat Torah Bash
with Urban Adamah, Kehilla Community Synagogue and Chochmat HaLev
Cosponsored by Aquarian Minyan and Beyt Tikkun
Tuesday, September 28 • 5:30 – 9pm
Come dance it out! Shmita means “release”, after all, and we are going to throw our hands up to the sky, kick up our feet, and shake off the last morsels of 5781. This community-wide, multi-generational, outdoor, in-person, celebration of Torah will be an enthusiastic ending to the High Holy Days. Our lively Simchat Torah Community Klezmer band will provide the music.
$0 – $36, sliding scale
Tickets available on the Urban Adamah website
In the beautiful outdoor setting of the Urban Adamah Farm (or join us on Facebook Live)
We need a little help making all this fun happen. Check out the volunteer opportunities here!
5:30pm Tot Simchat Torah with Jen Miriam and Alon Altman and their puppet friends
6:30pm Ma’ariv (Evening) Service – a special service in which we end and begin the yearly Torah reading cycle
7:15pm Dancing with the Torah to live Klezmer music
The Simchat Torah Community Klezmer Band
It takes a village . . . to raise a klezmer. Our village has been coming together yearly to raise the ruach (spirit) for exuberant and ecstatic Simchat Torah dance party celebrations. This year’s nine-piece band features Dev Noily and Ron Cohen (trumpet), Ilana Sherer (violin), Mike Perlmutter and Nicole Bloom (clarinet), Jeanette Lewicki, and Sharon Grodin (accordion), Michael Saxe-Taller (baritone horn), and Ivan Velev (tapan). Get a little tam (taste) with this video from Simchat Torah 2020.
Tot Simchat Torah
Puppetry is a powerful tool for entertaining and educating, and puppets take children and adults into a magical realm of wonder and joy. Join Jen Miriam Altman, Alon Altman, Raizel the Camel, and Raizel’s puppet friends for a half-hour Simchat Torah service geared towards tots. The service includes singalongs with guitar, drums, and other instruments; puppets; and dancing with scarves. This is a great way to introduce young children to Simchat Torah!
This event will be outside and in our partially enclosed tent. All guests, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear masks at all times, except when actively eating or drinking. Please maintain at least 6 feet between yourself and another guest when your mask is off. Health and safety protocols are subject to change based on city and county COVID guidelines as well as air quality levels.
No One Turned Away
No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Urban Adamah, Kehilla, and Chochmat Halev strive to offer programming that is accessible to our community. Thanks to our program supporters, we are able to offer this series for a sliding scale. If you are able to register at the higher end, your contribution will directly support the financial accessibility of another participant.
Urban Adamah and persons designated by Urban Adamah may record or photograph public programs. These recordings or photos may be used by Urban Adamah, at its discretion, for marketing and/or development purposes. If you prefer that your image not be used, please let us know. Parts of this event will be livestreamed to the Kehilla Community Synagogue Facebook page.