Ten months ago Shoshana S. Cardin was the first member of the congregation to fill in a letter of our new Torah scroll.
This past Tuesday night at 9pm Mimi Blitzer and David Mallott were the last members of our congregation to fill in letters. Like most partings, it was filled with sweet sorrow.
Now I know what you are going to say, “But didn’t Rabbi Shulman fill in the first letter and won’t someone else finish the last letter on February 12th?” Sort of.
The heart of this project has been the hundreds of families and thousands of people in ourcongregation and from around Baltimore who took hold of the Torah. They immersed themselves in the experience, found meaning in it, and left their mark on the sacred story of our people.
It has been an extraordinary journey for all of us. We have been touched and moved by our conversations with you about what Torah has meant in your lives and what you wish for this new Torah scroll.
We hope you will join us on Sunday February 12 at 11am as we dedicate our new scroll and welcome it to our congregation with reverence and joy.