Shavuot -May 21, 2018 2nd Day- Yizkor Services.9:45 AM Shacharit Begins
Our Service this Second Day of Shavuot will center on the Czech Torah Scroll that was entrusted to Hollywood Temple Beth El
1,564 Torah scrolls in Czechoslovakia were spared destruction by the Nazis during the Holocaust. Years later, they were safely shipped to London, where the Memorial Scrolls Trust was established. These scrolls have been loaned out to synagogues around the world, and scroll number #MST 249 was entrusted to our synagogue in 1989.
In the intervening years, the scroll had been repaired and the original identification plaque was lost. However, two different soferim ( scribes) helped us identify the scroll for us.
This Shavuot, we will dedicate our memorial to the brave Jews who saved these scrolls through the darkness of the Holocaust.The Czech scrolls are unusual because they were written in what is called “ Kabbalistic style”, using a mix of Sefardic and Ashkenazic script.
It is customary to make donations in memory of our loved ones.
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