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Sacred Czech Scroll on View in Elkins Park

February 20, 2014 By:
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Scrolling through history, joined by religious students at Beth Sholom Congregation in Elkins Park, (from left) are Rabbi David Glanzberg-Krainin, Selma Hoffman, interim religious school director; the Chelders; Holocaust survivor Seymour Maier; teacher Becky Korntreger; and Rabbi Andrea Merow.

With this month’s observance of the 50th anniversary of the Memorial Scrolls Trust — which protects the more than 1,500 Czech Torah scrolls saved from the Holocaust that are now housed at the Westminster Synagogue in London — some religious students at Beth Sholom Congregation in Elkins Park got the opportunity to see one of the scrolls for themselves.

Congregants Fran and Larry Chelder were able to bring in one of the scrolls from London on loan. The scrolls are often exhibited or lent out to schools and synagogues for educational purposes.

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