Calvary Dedicates Historic Torah Scroll

(l-r) Rabbi Rachmiel Rothberger, BBC, Calvary Hospital Jewish chaplain; Michael J. Bresnia, MD, Calvary Hospital executive medical director; Jeffrey Ohrenstein, Memorial Scrolls Trust chairman, Rabbi Levi Selwyn, Sofer on Site educational director and Fr. Eric Cruz, Catholic Charities Bronx regional coordinator.
Photo by Aracelis Batista

At a historic ceremony on the anniversary of Kristallnacht, Calvary Hospital dedicated a restored 135-year-old Torah scroll on Wednesday, November 9 following its yearlong preservation effort. A Holocaust survivor itself, the scroll, No. 515, is originally from the town of Taus-Domazlice now located in the Czech Republic. It has been on permanent loan to the hospital from the Memorial Scrolls Trust in London since 1988.

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