Simchat Torah Celebration at Greenburgh Hebrew Center

Published: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 By: Robin Rosenberg

On Thursday evening, September 26, the Greenburgh Hebrew Center community will begin its celebration of Simchat Torah, the time of rejoicing with the Torah. 
The evening begins at 5:30 pm with a celebration designed especially for families with young children through 2nd grade. Families can enjoy a pizza and ice cream dinner and then a holiday program led by Rabbi Kenter. Then everyone is invited to join the congregation in the main sanctuary at 7:30 pm where we will march, sing, and dance with all of the Torahs.  Rabbi Kenter will unroll an entire scroll – yes, all five books of Moses – so our students can be “wrapped” in the Torah. 
On Friday morning September 27, Simchat Torah continues with more dancing and reading from the Torah. Two extraordinary congregants, Sheila Greenwald (Kallat B’reishit) and Alan Kravitz (Hattan Torah), will be honored for their many contributions to the synagogue and the Jewish community.  Services begin at 9:30 am followed by a delicious, festive luncheon in honor of Sheila and Alan. Please make reservations for the luncheon and/or the evening event for families with young children by contacting the synagogue office at 693-4260.

The Greenburgh Hebrew Center is a Conservative egalitarian synagogue with daily services and vibrant programming in a warm and active community.  GHC offers various membership opportunities including Gateway. To learn about becoming a member, or for information about the award-winning Religious School or Early Childhood Center, please contact the synagogue office at 693-4260 or visit