Torah dedication ceremony, parade coming to Folsom

FOLSOM — It takes a specially trained scribe one year to write, by hand, a Torah Scroll — The Jewish Bible containing the sacred Five Books of Moses. So when it’s done, or nearly so, it is cause for a joyous communitywide celebration.

On Sunday, April 6, beginning at noon, The Chabad Jewish Community Center of Folsom will be dedicating its new torah with a full slate of activities that will be inspirational and fun for young and old alike. Adding to the specialness of the occasion, records suggest that this is the first new torah to ever find its home in Folsom.

A crowd of between 300 and 500 is expected through the day, gathering initially at noon at Chabad 302 S. Lexington in Folsom, where people can contribute toward filling in the final torah portions, words, and letters. The esteemed scribe Rabbi Yitzchok Raskin of Machon Stam will be on-hand to personally complete his year’s work.

A brief torah dedication will then take place led by Rabbi Yossi Grossbaum of Chabad.

“The torah holds significance for all people as it sets forth the moral code followed by societies the world over,” said Rabbi Grossbaum.

Once formally dedicated at 1:30 p.m., the torah will be raised high for all to see and led on parade — amidst music, dancing and general merriment. Special programs for children and refreshments will be available throughout the day.

For background on Chabad Torah Dedications visit jewishfolsom.org.

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