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St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Epstein Hebrew Academy and Yeshivat Kadimah high school students welcome the recently completed Jewish Student Union ‘Torah of Unity’ during a ceremony Monday morning. The Torah will be housed at EHA but will be available for a variety of Jewish youth programs.   Photo: Bill Motchan

Jewish Student Union celebrates completion of new Torah scroll

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish Light December 7, 2017

From two-year-olds to 12th graders, a full range of young people were on hand from two area day schools Monday to mark the dedication of a new Torah, which aims to meet the needs of St. Louis’s Jewish youth.“You are our living Sifrei Torah,” Rabbi...

Rabbi Hershey Novack and students such as junior Talia Menche had used a borrowed Torah before Chabad recently acquired one from Barnes-Jewish Hospital.  Photo: Eric Berger

Jewish Hospital Torah scroll gets new life with Chabad on Campus

By Eric Berger, Staff Writer September 27, 2017

A Torah was released from Barnes-Jewish Hospital in early 2016 and sent to Israel for treatment.After at least 50 years in the hospital, the scroll was in bad shape. The ink and parchment had degraded to the point where it could no longer be used.“A...

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