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Sunday, February 1 • 12:15pm - 1:15pm
The Rescue of Czech Torah Scrolls
As Temple Sholom President I travelled with our Czech Holocaust Torah to London, England for the 50th Commemorative Service of the arrival in London of 1,564 scrolls rescued from Prague at the end of the Second World War.

The tragedy of these extraordinary scrolls is that they are often the only surviving relics of some 153 Czech Jewish communities whose members were deported and exterminated in the Nazi death camps during the Second World War.

These precious scrolls have been given a second life by being lovingly restored and loaned to over 1,400 communities around the world.

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David Schwartz

David has lived in Vancouver most of his life and has been a member of Temple Sholom since 1980. David has served as, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and as a Trustee from 1985 to 1997, and is currently the President, Chair of the Legal and Constitution Committee and the Chair... Read More →

Sunday February 1, 2015 12:15pm - 1:15pm PST
Room 3 Eric Hamber Secondary School