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Holocaust Torah

Congregation KTI is grateful to have a Pre-War Czechoslovakian Torah Scroll #331, rescued from the Holocaust.   This was part of a collection salvaged from a Czech synagogue during WWII.  Westminster Synagogue in London has been responsible for the distribution of these scrolls for permanent loan to synagogues throughout the world with the goal of remembering those communities wiped out during the Nazi atrocity. Our scroll comes from Smichow, a section of Prague and was written in 1890.

Our scroll, along with hundreds of other scrolls, were found stored in a synagogue in the suburb of Michle in Prague.  Each year our beautiful Torah Scroll is used during Yom Hashoah Services and during Yizkor on Yom Kippur.  You can see information about our scroll and others in the Westchester area at the Westchester Jewish Council website

The Czech Torah Scrolls from Nora de Angelli (Nora Anghelescu on Vimeo.

Fri, April 19 2024 11 Nisan 5784