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When is Simchat Torah?

Simchat Torah literally means Rejoicing with the Torah. This holiday follows Shemini Atzeret. Some consider Simchat Torah the second day of Shemini Atzeret, while others consider Simchat Torah a unique holiday in-itself.

During Simchat Torah, the last section of Deuteronomy and the first section of Genesis are read in the synagogue. This completes the annual cycle of weekly Torah readings. Sometimes, there is dancing and singing as all of the Torah scrolls are taken out of the ark.

Simchat Torah Dates

Year Starts on Sunset on Ends at Sunset on
2013 Thursday, September 26th Friday, September 27th
2014 Thursday, October 16th Friday, October 17th.
2015 Monday, October 5th Tuesday, October 6th
2016 Monday, October 24th Tuesday, October 25th
2017 Thursday, October 12th Friday, October 13th.
2018 Monday, October 1st Tuesday, October 2nd
2019 Monday, October 21st Tuesday, October 22nd
2020 Saturday, October 10th Sunday, October 11th


Other Jewish Holidays

When is Rosh HaShanah?

When is Yom Kippur?

When is Sukkot?

When is Shemini Atzeret?

When is Simchat Torah?

When is Hanukkah?

When is Tu B'Shevat?

When is Purim?

When is Passover (Pesach)?

When is Lag B'Omer?

When is Shavuot?

When is Tisha Bav?






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