Newly restored Torah at FREE’s new Chicago Synagogue

Riverwoods, IL – Sunday, July 2, 2006






midst live music, singing & dancing the Jewish Russian Community of Greater Chicago and Suburbs gathered at FREE’s newest center in Riverwoods, IL to welcome the newly restored Sefer Torah Scroll.

The Torah Scroll, which has been unkosher for some time, underwent extensive repair thanks to the deep generosity of Dr. and Mrs. Sergey Golber who dedicated the newly restored Torah in loving memory of Alexander Golber, long time member of F.R.E.E. of Chicago.

Rabbi Shmuel Notik, Director of FREE of Chicago, IL addressed the crowd explaining the significance of a Torah celebration, and spoke about Alexander Golber, of blessed memory, who made such a drastic transition in leading a Jewish life in a relatively small period of time. He is truly deserving of having the honor of a Torah dedicated in his memory, concluded Rabbi Notik.

The event draw a large crowd, many attending for the very first time. Reb Yakov Yarmove auctioned off the Ata Horaisa and Hakafos allowing everyone to participate in this great Mitzvah.

This was the first Torah in a campaign to restore five additional Torahs. With the help of the community F.R.E.E. will begin restoring all of these Torah’s in the very near future.

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