Erev Simhat Torah
For hundreds of years, the privilege of chanting the final reading from Deuteronomy and the first lines of Genesis on Simhat Torah was the greatest honor a congregation could grant a member. The two honors were given to individuals who provided outstanding service to the community over the course of the previous year.
This year, on Simhat Torah, Beth Meyer will honor Jennifer Etkin and Scott Checkoway for the wonderful gifts they have contributed to our congregation and the community-at-large. It is customary to give tzedakah in honor of the Kallat Bereshit (Bride of Bereshit) and the Hatan Torah (Groom of the Torah).