Hundreds of community members and guests participated this Sunday in the festive inauguration of a new Torah scroll that was donated by six community members and introduced into the Grand Choral Synagogue of Petersburg, Russia.

The last letters of the Torah scroll – donated by Manush Israilov, Eugene Kargapolov, Arkady Kaplun, Vadim Shafranov, Alexei Gnesin, and Michael Katz – were written in a special ceremony that began in the famous Synagogue and continued with a colorful parade that made its way through the city’s streets back to the Synagogue.

After arriving at the hall, dancing and singing were held in honor of the new Torah scroll, and the event concluded with a festive meal that continued for many hours. 

 

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