On Sunday, May 5, the Young Israel of Stamford (YIS) held a unique Hachnasat Sefer Torah. This ceremony usually marks the completion of a new Torah scroll. However, this Torah was completed 130 years ago and has a special history. As part of a Yom HaShoah commemoration, the Stamford community joined Rabbi Kohl and his wife’s family as they welcomed this Torah to YIS. The rainy weather could not hold back over 200 community members, families and guests from attending this simcha and dancing around the bima with this Torah.
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