Friday September 18, 2020

Simchat Torah 2021

Children reading the scrolls.
September 2021
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa

Labor Day
Monday September 6
11 months, 19 days
or 353 days


Grandparents Day
Sunday September 12
11 months, 25 days
or 359 days


Constitution Citizenship Day
Friday September 17
11 months, 30 days
or 364 days


Simchat Torah
Wednesday September 29
1 year, 11 days
or 376 days


Simchat Torah for the year 2021 is celebrated/ observed on sundown of Tuesday, September 28th ending at sundown on Wednesday, September 29.

Simchat Torah which means rejoicing with the Torah on the Hebrew calendar falls on 22 Tishrei (Israel) and 23 Tishrei (outside Israel). In Israel many will celebrate both Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah on the same day which happens to follow directly after the seven day holiday of Sukkot. Outside Israel many Jews will celebrate Simchat Torah the day after Shemini Atzeret is celebrated thus celebrated on 23 Tishrei.

Why do Jewish holidays start at nighttime?

According to the Torah, the story of creation in Genesis says “And it was evening, and it was morning day one”, “And it was evening, and it was morning; the second day”, thus night comes before day. So for the Jewish calendar all days begin at nightfall and end the next day at nightfall including holidays.

Days to the start of Simchat Torah 2021

Wednesday, September 29th is day number 272 of the 2021 calendar year with 1 year, 11 days until Simchat Torah 2021.

Simchat Torah
Name(s):Simchat Torah, Simhat Torah, Simchas Torah, Rejoicing with the Torah
Type:Observance, Jewish
When:22nd of Tishrei(Isreal) 23rd Tishrei(outside Isreal) in Hebrew Calendar

Dates for Simchat Torah

HolidayDateDays to Go
Simchat Torah 2019 Tuesday, October 22, 2019 -332
Simchat Torah 2020 Sunday, October 11, 2020 23
Simchat Torah 2021 Wednesday, September 29, 2021 376
Simchat Torah 2022 Tuesday, October 18, 2022 760
Simchat Torah 2023 Saturday, October 07, 2023 1114
Simchat Torah 2024 Friday, October 25, 2024 1498