Today is August 17, 2018 -
At this point, everyone should know how I feel about Simchat Torah and Purim. They are my two favorite holidays. I firmly believe that if our community leaders emphasized that on those two days every Jew should be in synagogue and every school district exempted Jewish students from exams and homework, our entire American Jewish experience would look radically different today.
Simchat Torah services begin in Israel and in most Reform synagogues in America tonight and in Conservative and Orthodox synagogues Thursday night. Here is a list of area synagogues. I promise that every one of them will be warm and welcoming. Please contact the synagogue for its specific schedule.
Go and make sure that you bring your children.