The Holocaust Torah Restoration Fund project is spearheaded by James Ayton, a Rhinebeck High Schooler and member of Congregation Emanuel of the Hudson Valley. Since becoming a Bar Mitzvah in November 2014, he has been working to raise money and awareness in order to restore Congregation Emanuel’s Holocaust Torah.
Our Torah is Czech Memorial Scroll Torah #326, which was rescued from the Nazis following the aftermath of World War II and placed in the care of our Kingston, NY synagogue.
This project is co-sponsored by CEHV’s Committee on Spiritual Practice and the Social Action Committee.
Rabbi Yael Romer introduces our Holocaust Torah in The Daily Freeman