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 .....?