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St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

From left, Sam Weigley, Arthur Litz, Sylvan Robinson, and Rabbi Susan Talve take part in a ceremony May 19 at Central Reform Congregation finalizing the gifting of a Holocaust Torah to CRC from Kol Katan, a longtime St. Louis chavurah/congregation. Robinson and Litz were past presidents and longtime members  of Kol Katan. For more photos from the ceremony, visit stljewishlight.com/multimedia.Photo: Andrew Kerman

Kol Katan gifts Holocaust Torah to Central Reform

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief June 1, 2017

Central Reform Congregation, which since 2001 has lovingly used a leased Torah scroll that was among more than 1,500 such scrolls to survive the Holocaust, has just received that scroll as a gift from Kol Katan. The chavurah/congregation flourished in...

Temple Emanuels Rabbi Justin Kerber is pictured with Holocaust
Memorial Scroll No 420. The congregation has welcomed the Torah,
which used to be housed at Congregation Kol Am. Kol Am disbanded
earlier this year. Photo: Kristi Foster

Temple Emanuel offers new home to Kol Am Torah

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish Light October 12, 2011

It was the day before Rosh Hashanah when Norm Berkowitz finally felt that Congregation Kol Am could be forced to disband."I got a piece of concrete information where I knew then that we were not going to make it," reflected Berkowitz, who, as president,...

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