Calvary Hospital Hosts Torah Restoration

The Goldfischer famiy and Rabbi Levi Selwyn (r) joined others in restoring a historic 135-year-old Torah Scroll.
Photo courtesy of Calvary Hospital

Calvary Hospital hosted a second letter writing event for the restoration of a historic Torah Scroll housed at its Bronx campus on Sunday, June 26.Rabbi Levi Selwyn from Sofer On Site aided supporters of all ages in writing their ceremonial letter. The scroll, No. 515, was originally from the town of Taus-Domazlice in what is now the present day Czech Republic and is on permanent loan to Calvary Hospital from the Memorial Scrolls Trust in London. The hospital’s goal is to completely repair the Torah by the end of the year so it will once again can be used in services and Jewish rituals. The next and final letter writing event is slated for Sunday, September 25.

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