School Consecration Dinner
About our Scroll
Our Torah is Czech Scroll MST #1089. It is one of the 1564 Czech Memorial Sifre Torah which formed part of the treasures which were saved by being collected in Prague during the Nazi occupation 1939-1945 from the desolated Jewish communities of Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia, and which then came under the control of the Czechoslavak Government for many years. The scrolls were acquired by Ralph Yablon and brought to the Westminster Synagogue in London. Subsequently some 1400 scrolls have been allocated on loan to communities and organisations around the world; founding member Ed Weisselberg secured the JCK scrolls.
Through the scrolls we wish to remember European Jewish life before the Holocaust as well as it’s tragic destruction, challenge those who interact with the scrolls to confront prejudice and hatred, and inspire them to action by committing to their Jewish lives and working to build bridges across communities.
For more information about the preservation and history of the Czech Memorial Sifre Torah visit “Memorial Scrolls .”
Here’s a great idea! How about hosting shabbat get-together? If you’re interested, please drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Everyone that attends shares the cost and the work AND the fun! How about game night and snacks, movie night, or even a wine and cheese get together? If you can host or organize a gathering, please let us know!