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Torahs Through Time

presented by our Segan, Michael Lustig

Wednesday, January 13, 2:00PM

The Torah is at the heart of our tradition. Over our centuries-long history, we have accumulated 49 Torah scrolls, each with its own unique story. Collectively, these scrolls bear witness to the long history and the diverse origins of our congregants who hail from communities all over the Ashkenazi and Sepahrdi world, and the growth of the Jewish community in North America. Our Sefarim are living memorials to Jewish communities destroyed by persecution and Holocaust, and they are evidence of the rebirth of our people in the modern State of Israel. They testify to our origins in the Portuguese community in Amsterdam and our strong connection there throughout our 365+ year history. 
 
Join us for an interactive presentation of three of these historic Sifrei Torah.
 
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Participation is limited to 20.

The 'Pineapple' Rimonim

These bells adorned a Torah scroll at the consecration ceremony of the First Mill Street Synagogue in 1730.

1730
Choral Music of Shearith Israel
2003