TBS recently participated in a rare opportunity, hosted by Temple Ahavat Shalom, in the restoration of their aged and worn 350 year-old Holocaust Torah, written in approximately 1650. The Torah was rescued from Kolin, Czechoslovakia.
Adele Podolsky heard about the restoration project and recruited seventeen members of the Jewish Deaf community to be involved in this unique ritual. With a small donation each, to help pay for the cost of the restoration, Rabbi Moshe Druin who is a certified scribe, called a sofer, who letters Torah scrolls and other religious writings, instructed the group during the entire process.
From L to R: Judi Fromberg, Rita Winzelberg, Maurice Richter, Marilyn Castaline, Bernard Castaline, Ruth Richter, Adele Davidson, Adele Podolsky, Rabbi Druin.
by Council of Young Israel Rabbis in Israel (CYIR) Monday, May 23, 2011 at 3:17pm Posted on Facebook
A Very Special Simcha: The CYIR 5771 Annual Bar/Bat Mitzvah Celebration for Israeli Deaf Children
For more than two decades, the Council of Young Israel Rabbis in Israel (CYIR) has been serving Israel’s deaf and hearing impaired community. Their latest success came on Monday, May 16, 2011 when 39 deaf and hearing-impaired children celebrated their Bar or Bat Mitzvah at the Beit Yaakov Synagogue in Ramat Eshkol. The ceremony was followed by a gala luncheon, day-long program and tour of Jerusalem’s Old City with their parents. For some it was their first visit to Jerusalem.