The meaning of Simcha
Simcha means gladness, or joy, and is often used as a given name.
Kol Tzedek's Simcha Band brings klezmer music and Yiddish culture to the synagogue and gets us celebrating and dancing for specific holidays like Simchat Torah, Hanukkah, and Purim.
Klezmer music was central to the life of many Ashkenazi Jews back in Europe and in their early days in America and no Simcha would be complete back then without it. Bringing this music and culture to Kol Tzedek fuels deeper and broader conversations of Jewish identity and place in today's world.
Here are some testimonials from some of our Simcha band members!