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Journey of Temple Beth-El's Holocaust Torah

  • Presented By: Fort Worth Public Library
  • Dates: January 27, 2022
  • Location: Central Library
  • Address: 500 West 3rd Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102-7305
  • Phone: (817) 392-7323
  • Time: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
  • Price: Free - no ticket necessary

In 1942 Nazis gathered religious objects from synagogues across Czechoslovakia and shipped them to Prague to be cataloged. Among those ritual items were 1,564 Torah scrolls. Three decades later, one of those sacred Hebrew scrolls came to Fort Worth.

Join Hollace Ava Weiner, director of the Fort Worth Jewish Archives, and Rabbi Emeritus Ralph D. Mecklenburger of Beth-El Congregation to learn about the journey of this scroll that left the Czech village of Uhříněves in 1942, spent over 20 years in a drafty warehouse and arrived at a Fort Worth synagogue in 1971 to begin its mission anew.