Thursday, 29 January 2015

MST in the US House of Representatives





We just found the following information regarding our scroll MST #1230 online via the Congressional Record Volume 140, #111, for Thursday 11th August 1994:

 
                    DEDICATION OF HAMPTON SYNAGOGUE

                                 ______


                      HON. GEORGE J. HOCHBRUECKNER

                              of new york

                    in the house of representatives

                       Thursday, August 11, 1994

  Mr. HOCHBRUECKNER. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to pay tribute to the 
Hampton Synagogue located in Westhampton Beach, NY, which will be 
celebrating its dedication ceremony on Sunday, August 14, 1994.
  As founding Rabbi Marc Schneier said, ``It is the synagogue that 
embodies Jewish continuity and makes that continuity possible; the 
Hamptons are now linked with that historic continuity.'' The Hampton 
Synagogue is the first traditional synagogue built in the Hamptons, and 
most of its interior is from Israel, including large stones that were 
shipped in from Jerusalem.
  Famed director Steven Spielberg and the Honorable Gad Yaacobi, 
Israeli Ambassador to the United States, are the two guest speakers who 
will celebrate the dedication with the congregants. During the 
ceremony, Mr. Spielberg will also be invited to join Rabbi Schneier in 
a rededication of the community Torah scroll of Domazlice, 
Czechoslovakia. This scroll was one of many that was destroyed during 
the holocaust. It will serve as a permanent memorial to the more than 6 
million jews who were massacred by Hitler's regime.
  There is much excitement in the community surrounding the completion 
of the new synagogue, and an enormous turnout is expected on September 
5, when the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, will be celebrated. I wish 
them happiness during that celebration and commend each person involved 
in the foundation of the synagogue for making it possible with their 
time, effort, and caring attitude.
  Mr. Speaker, it is quite evident that the Hampton Synagogue will be a 
special place. I ask my colleagues to join me in recognizing the 
historic dedication of the Hampton Synagogue.

                          ____________________

Steven Spielberg has been part of a service for one of the MST scrolls? That's almost as exciting as the scroll being mentioned in the Congressional Record! I wonder if there may be photographs of this event .....?

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