Thursday 20 February 2014

Links to Recent Reports About the Czech Scrolls

Here are a selection of links to recent articles and blogposts responding to the MST 50th Anniversary Service a couple of weeks ago. We hope you enjoy them!

At a sister service that same weekend, Temple Beit Ha-Yam rededicated MST #1254 from Prestice. Read about it here.

Temple Emanu-El of Dallas also planned a rededication service for MST #726 from Klatovy.

Rabbi Neal Gold of Temple Shir Tikva in Wayland MA blogged about his experience at Kent House with MST #779 from Jicin here.

Temple Beth Shalom in New Albany OH posted a set of photographs on Flickr documenting the rededication service they held for MST #131 from the Pinkas Synagogue in Prague. There was also an article about it in the Columbus Dispatch.

The Gloucestershire Liberal Jewish Community brought MST #944 to the service. Read about it here.

Paula Farbman, who with her late husband Leonard arranged the loan of MST #1187 to Temple Oheb Shalom in Baltimore, brought 9 members of her family to our 50th Anniversary Service as a special birthday present to herself. The Baltimore Jewish Times covered the story.

In case you missed it, the UK Jewish News shared some words and a picture here, and the Jewish Chronicle reported on the service here.

Finally, a totally unexpected source of pride was a reference to our celebration by Cameron Kerry, the brother of US Secretary of State John Kerry. Mr Kerry was part of the large group that visited from Temple Israel of Boston, and noted that his daughters read their batmitzvah portions from one of our scrolls. You may find the Huffington Post version of the article here.

Do let us know if your synagogue has featured our scrolls in some way, especially during this anniversary year!

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