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Posted: Saturday, October 1, 2011 8:00 am

Chandler-Chabad of the East Valley is inviting the Jewish public to an evening of dancing in celebration of the Jewish holiday Simchas Torah, or "Rejoicing with the Torah" in Hebrew.

According to a news release, the holiday completes a year-round public reading of the Torah scroll in synagogues and is traditionally associated with ecstatic joyous dancing.

"The dancing on Simchas Torah shows that one can dance for a reason above and beyond themselves and the ordinary human experience," explained Rabbi Mendy Deitsch. "We dance to celebrate the Torah's greatness, to demonstrate how much we cherish it, how much we appreciate it."

Festivities begin 7 p.m., Oct. 20 at Chabad Center for Jewish Life, 3875 W. Ray Road, Suite 6, Chandler.

For more information, call (480) 855-4333 or visit


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