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Chabad of San Clemente to Dedicate New Torah

The elaborately handcrafted sacred text will make its home with the local Jewish center Sunday.

The following is a press release from the Chabad Jewish Center of San Clemente:

On a day of dedication and celebration, Sunday, September 9th, a Torah scroll will be ceremoniously inducted for ritual use by the Chabad Jewish Center of San Clemente.

The scroll will be dedicated during a formal ceremony, which will be followed by a procession with live music and dancing, at the Best Western Casablanca Inn on El Camino Real, which is located at 1601 North El Camino Real. This scroll has been dedicated by Jean Freedman in memory of her parents Charles and Rose Freedman and her sisters; Helen and her husband Lu Kuriansky, Blanche and Shirley.

According to Rabbi Mendel Slavin, director of Chabad Jewish Center, "We are grateful to Jean for this generous gift to our community, this scroll is a very appropriate addition to the Chabad Center, as it represents the unbroken chain of Jewish tradition and survival. The ancient wisdom contained in this scroll is the essence of our identity as Jews, and possessing our own Torah scroll at an academic center of learning is cause for great pride and celebration."

Jewish tradition says that a new Torah is to be welcomed into a community just as one welcomes a bride and groom Chabad Jewish Center is celebrating its eighth year of offering a home to all, regardless of background, affiliation or level of observance. The Chabad Center hosts weekly Shabbat dinners, services, classes, Weekly Hebrew School, and many more events.

To celebrate this auspicious occasion, Chabad invites the community to come out in large numbers to welcome our new Sefer Torah. Sunday September 9th at 10:00am at the Best Western Casablanca Inn, 1601 N. El Camino Real. Delicious Lunch will be served! This event is free of charge.

For more information about this glorious event and to participate, visit us on the web at www.jewishsc.com
or call Chabad at 949 489 0723.

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