U. City Shul celebrates new Sefer Torah

It will truly be a day of “Thanksgiving” with a whole new spin on the “Thanksgiving Day Parade” as U. City Shul celebrates the addition of a new Sefer Torah donated by Stanley Jacobs in loving memory of his parents, Morris and Goldie Jacobs.

“I can’t think of a better way and a better day to express my gratitude and appreciation to my parents, to Rabbi (Menachem) Tendler, and to all my friends at U. City Shul and throughout the entire community,” said Jacobs.

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“This donation provides an opportunity for everyone to fulfill the mitzvah of writing a sefer Torah,” Jacobs explained.  Members of the community are invited to participate by contributing a letter, verse, column, blessing, parsha or even one of the five books.  

Letters are $36 each, and for children under 13, the cost is $1 per age of the child. (Half of these proceeds will be shared with the Jewish educational institution, which the child attends.) For children ages 13 to 18, the cost is only $18 per letter.

Following the completion of the writing of the Torah at the home of Tendler, it will be carried to the corner of Center and Gannon avenues. A gala procession of singing and dancing will begin there at 11:15 a.m. as the Sefer Torah is escorted to its new home at U. City Shul, 700 North and South Road. The entire community is then invited to partake in a deluxe dairy dessert reception at the shul.  

Donors who contribute $360 and above will be invited to a special “Seudas Mitzvah Dinner” prepared by Jon Rubin at U. City Shul beginning at 5:30 p.m.

For more information, contact U. City Shul at 314-863-7485 or email [email protected].