Family Discussion Guide for Simchat Torah

cake 10 - 14 year olds

When you read a story to your children, do they want to hear it again as soon as you have finished it? What do they like about hearing the story again? Why do we like to hear familiar stories over and over?

On Simchat Torah, it's as if the entire Jewish community is shouting "Again!" as we finish the Torah and begin it anew.

In this family discussion guide, reasons for reading the Torah each year will be looked at on three different levels, to provide conversation starters for children of all ages. Of course, each idea can be adapted for all ages.