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Chabad of Hewlett to Unveil Community Torah Scroll

Event will be held this Sunday at Railroad Avenue storefront.

A Torah scroll that Five Towns residents helped write will be unveiled this Sunday at the Chabad of Hewlett.

"This is an historic event of unity and joy," said Rabbi Nochem Tenenboim. "On Sunday, we celebrate this momentous occasion of the completion at our new and expanded Chabad House on Franklin Avenue."

The Hewlett Chabad wrote in a release that "the Sefer Torah is a scroll that the Jewish People have read and learned from for over 3,000 years. Also referred to as the 'Five Books of Moses' and the 'Torah,' the Sefer Torah is considered the prize possession of the 'People of the Book.'" 

Members of the community wrote the initial Hebrew letters in this particular scroll about a year ago.

The event will begin at 12:30 p.m. at 31 Franklin Ave. (entrance on Railroad Avenue). The celebration will include musical entertainment, festive dancing, a buffet lunch, a full program of activities and crafts for kids and an opportunity to write a letter in the new Torah scroll. For those who don't know how to write Hebrew, a scribe will be there to help out.

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