Shemini Atzeret / Simchat Torah
Shemini Atzeret, literally the Eighth [Day] of Assembly, and Simchat Torah, literally “Rejoicing of the Torah”, represent the culmination of the Jewish holiday season. While Shemini Atzeret serves as both the finale of Sukkot and as a unique joyous holiday, Simchat Torah marks the conclusion of the public Torah reading cycle.
On campus our annual Simchat Torah celebration is a real highlight! This great night always brings out hundreds of students across campus for festive dancing, communal joy, and merrymaking. Come carry a scroll, dance with friends, meet new people, or just enjoy our refreshments!