MEDIA ALERT: B’nai Torah Congregation Welcomes New Torah this Sunday, October 16
Family-Friendly Event Will Feature Dancing, Singing, Refreshments
B’nai Torah Congregation is welcoming a new Torah to the community this Sunday, October 16. The Torah scroll is one of the most sacred objects in Judaism. Every synagogue or Jewish center needs it as the anchor. The Torah is read on the holidays, on Shabbat, during Bar Mitzvahs, etc. It is a central part of Jewish life, according to Rabbi David Steinhardt.
The new scroll, named L’Chaim or “life,” is being dedicated to those who lost their lives during the pandemic. It will also celebrate new beginnings.
B’nai Torah Congregation began the process of writing the new Torah in December 2021. Community members and local leaders were invited to scribe letters throughout the winter, spring and summer. (Writing in a Torah is considered a Mitzvah in Judaism.)
This Sunday’s celebration will include dancing, singing and refreshments.
WHO: Rabbi David Steinhardt, Senior Rabbi at B’nai Torah Congregation, Families and Children
WHEN: Sunday, October 16, 2022, 11:00am to 1:30pm
WHERE: B’nai Torah Congregation, 6261 SW 18th Street, Boca Raton, Florida