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Recent Hachnasat Sefer Torah Celebrations

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Recent Sefer Torah Celebrations

Hachnasat Sefer Torah Celebration at Beit B'nei Rachel

  The Sefer Torah Recycling Network is proud and honored to announce the Hachnasat Sefer Torah Celebration which took place at the Rachel's Children's Reclamation Foundation facility  adjacent to Kever Rachel on 7 July, 2005 (Rosh Chodesh Tammuz). Dancing began at the Great Synagogue and continued on Rechov King George to the Inbal Hotel followed by dancing, dedication, speeches and seudah at the Kever Rachel complex. Please click on Public is Invited: New Torah Scroll at Rachelīs Tomb and Parsha Chukas: Chait, Rectification, Unity and Rachel Imeinu. For pictorial coverage of the Hachnasat Sefer Torah celebration, please click here.

The Sefer Torah placed in the Rachel's Children Reclamation Foundation complex in July, 2005 is the second of two Sifrei Torah donated by a family from the Park Heights neighborhood of Baltimore, MD.

Hachnasat Sefer Torah Celebration in Gush Katif

  It is with great pleasure, and with thanks to Hashem, that we announce that a local group from Beit Shemesh has donated funds to cover the acquisition and restoration costs of a Sefer Torah for the newly completed Chasdei Shimrit Community Center in Neve Dekalim . On Thursday, 3 March, 2005, the Sefer Torah was transferred to David Bonfeld, the Community Center's founder at a short meeting at Mishemeret Kedusha in Ge'ula in Jerusalem. A Gala Hachnasat Sefer Torah Celebration took place in Neve Dekalim, in Gush Katif on Shushan Purim (27 March, 2005). Festivities began at 4:30 PM in Neve Dekalim. Pictures are viewable from this site by clicking here .

Please read the D'var Torah dedicated to this event,Purim, Tzav Shemoneh and a Sefer Torah and view the Israel National TV report of 24 March, 2005, prior to the celebration on this link.

Two Sifrei Torah donated for Placement in Needy Communities


Two Sifrei Torah have been donated by Phil Chernofsky on behalf of theOU Israel Center in Jerusalem .

One of the S'forim was placed with a gala Hachanasat Sefer Torah celebration on 25 November, 2004 in Yeshiva Re'uta. The Yeshiva is located on Moshav Carmel which is situated south of Chevron. The Sefer Torah Recycling Network wishes hearty thanks and Yashar Ko'ach to the Schilit family of Beit Shemesh for defraying the restoration costs and for placing the Sefer Torah in the Yeshiva where their son is an Avere'ich. For full coverage and pictures from this Hachnasat Sefer Torah celebration, click here.

The other Sefer was placed in Yeshiva Knesset Yisrael Junior-Senior High/Yeshiva upon the institution's opening this past September. The Hachnasat Sefer Torah will be held between Purim and Pesach in commemoration of a Yahrtzeit of the family which defrayed its restoration.

I wish to express my sincerest and heartfelt thanks to Phil Chernofsky and Israel Center for their kindness and generosity in donating the two Sifrei Torah for restoration and placement in needy locations as well as for all of the help, support and publicity provided for the Hachnasat Sefer Torah celebration which took place on 4 July, 2004 in Yishuv Shi-rat HaYam in Gush Katif.

Other Recent Hachnasat Sefer Torah Celebrations

The Sefer Torah Recycling Network was priviledged to have made possible a Hachnasat Sefer Torah celebration at Yishuv Shi-rat HaYam in Gush Katif  on Sunday evening 4 July, 2004. Shi-rat HaYam is a Community of Ashkenazim/S'fardim with 16 families and growing, approx. 100 people.  The men are Talmudei Chachamim, although there is presently no Rav.  They daven in a large Caravan (2 Caravanim).   The community was built by sea and one can feel the Kedusha and view the beauty of the place.    Full coverage of the celebration is now available on the Shi-rat HaYam page . including Video coverage of the event on Israeli Salad Segment #50 on the IsraelNN web site.    

For more about Shi-rat Hayam, please read this recent Israel National News story; Disengagement? Expulsion? Withdrawal?

  A gala Hachnasat Sefer Torah Celebration took place in the
Givat Nof Harim neighborhood of Yishuv Eli on Wednesday evening, 24 March, 2004. Click on the link for full coverage.  Video coverage of the Hachnasat Sefer Torah event is now available on the IsraelNN web site. Viewers can click here for three separate files for "Israeli Salad #37" depending on their internet connection.  

Please watch this site for a multi-media presentation about The Sefer Torah Recycling Network coming in the near future.  


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