Writing a Torah for Each Congregation
Marek Jezowski the president of Beit Polska and chair of Beit Warszawa Congegation is escorted into the congregation Friday evening March 24, 2017
New Torah from MA with its beautify silver breast plate and yad placed in the ark in preparation of March 24 welcoming ceremony.
Rabbi Rachel Saphire, Rabbi Joel Sisenwine, Rabbi Haim Beliak, and Rabbi Philip Sherman
Torah arrived March 24, 2017
Torah checked on the evening of March 24, 2017
Dr. Halina Postek, lead teacher of Step-by-Step, and professor at Warsaw University surrounded by her students carries the Torah to the Ark
Dominika Zakrzewska, Beit Polska administrator and teacher of Step-by-Step class surrounded by students
Torah rescued in Poland after World War II, currently shared by congregations.
Every year we start new communities in different cities in Poland. Each community needs a Torah and prayer books.
One of the Torahs pictured here was rescued in post-World War II Poland. Currently we are carrying it around the country to congregations awaiting their own Torot.
Another Torah scroll was donated to Beit Polska by Rabbi Ruth Gais and Rabbi John Schechter of Congregation B’nai Israel. The Torah’s new home is
now Congregation Beit Trojmiasto in Poland.
Our most recent gift from a Conservative congregation Shaarei Tefilah in Norwood, Massachusetts is a beautiful 150-year old scroll. The Torah is unusually well written and comes with High Holiday and year-round decorative covers.