North Valley Jewish Community Association
39506 N. Daisy Mountain Drive, Suite 122-198, Anthem, AZ 85086 - (623) 256-0658
OUR TORAH HISTORY
Recently, it was determined that our North Valley Jewish organization was in need of a TORAH of our own. Ahuva Chambers, the spiritual leader of our Shabbat services, made a trip to New York and met with some influential Jewish scholars. She inquired about the availability of a TORAH for our organization.
It just happened that one was available with a very interesting past.
The TORAH was inscribed in Poland on parchment about 150 years ago. It travelled to the USA where a small synagogue in New York took ownership of the scroll until that synagogue closed its doors. The TORAH was stored in a private home until the owner sold the Torah to Rebb Yetzchok.
Ahuva purchased the 150 year old TORAH for our community and organization. Our TORAH was dedicated in an unscrolling ceremony. A new Ark was handcrafted for our beautiful TORAH. We begin our tradition, as we hold our tree of life, OUR TORAH