CHJ is proud to be a caretaker of one of the 1,564 CzechMemorial Torahs collected from community synagogues in Bohemia and Moravia in the 1940s and safeguarded in Prague during the Nazi occupation. After the war,the scrolls were purchased from the Czech government by a British man named Ralph Yablon, who asked the Westminster Synagogue in London to repair them.
The Programming Committee invites you to an extended series that will take a deeper look at the Congregation’s Torah over a two-day presentation series. Day 1 was May 2.
Shabbat, join us to learn about the many roles CHJ members filled during the procuring of our Czech Memorial scroll.