9 2022

From the Ashes of the Holocaust: The Journey of Sefer Torah 1336

7:00PM - 8:00PM  


Contact Carlie MacPherson
613-798-9818 x.245

The Sefer Torah in the Greenberg Families Library is often the subject of curiosity and questions about where it came from, why it’s damaged, and how it ended up here. Please join us for a three part series from the Memorial Scrolls Trust, where we will answer these and many more questions about the remarkable Torahs that were saved from the ashes of the Holocaust.

Event Two:
In the second of our three events, please join us for a screening of the documentary film: COMMANDMENT 613. In this 23-minute documentary, Rabbi Kevin Hale joyfully practices the sacred craft of Torah restoration, bringing new life to scrolls saved in Czechoslovakia during the Shoah. As his scribal work takes him to communities now entrusted with the scrolls, he reflects on his own path to faith and practice. After we watch, we’ll have a chance to ask questions of Rabbi Hale and the filmmaker.

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Sponsor: The Greenberg Families Library, Soloway JCC Department of Adult and Cultural Programming and the Ottawa Jewish Archives