Holocaust Torah Restoration Project




  • A transformative Jewish experience for you and your family;
  • Honoring the six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust;
  • Giving new life to our people’s “Tree of Life.”

Be a part of our community Holocaust Torah Scroll Restoration Project. This year-long effort will enrich your mind and soul with unforgettable experiences in Jewish learning and spirituality.

Our Torah scroll is one of 1,564 scrolls recovered in Prague after the Holocaust. It dates back to the early 1800s and comes from the Jewish community in Sdelcany, Czechoslovakia. Currently marred by missing letters and seams that need to be re-sewn, it remains undeniably beautiful.

In 1989, the Memorial Scrolls Trust in England entrusted Shalom Institute with this special Torah to use with our Camp JCA Shalom campers, our family camps, our synagogue and day school retreats, and with the community organizations that use Shalom Institute as their retreat center.  To learn more about our Torah and the Memorial Scroll Trust, click here http://www.memorialscrollstrust.org/

Rabbi Moshe Druin of Sofer on Site will be the sofer (scribe) repairing our Torah and together we will provide educational programming throughout the year.

Become an integral part of preserving our Torah and passing our precious legacy on to future generations:

Contribute: Click here
Attend one of the community scribing and educational events with Rabbi Druin
(October (tbd), December 6, and January 31)

Each person who makes a donation of $36 or more will be entitled to write one letter in the scroll by holding the quill along with Sofer Rabbi Moshe Druin. Think about what a rare honor and privilege this will be!