JDC Receives Torah Scrolls from DA’s Office
The Jewish Community Relations Council, responsible for distributing the Torahs, determined JDC receive the scrolls to be donated to communities in Europe. JDC will send the scrolls to Bulgaria and Serbia for use in synagogues in Sofia and Belgrade in time for Simchat Torah. JDC is donating the Torahs in honor of New York’s Morgenthau family’s historic dedication to the organization. The scrolls will help replace Torahs stolen from the Sofia Synagogue 10 years ago. In Belgrade, this will be the first kosher scroll in use after the dissolution of the former Yugoslavia (when Jewish community assets were divided).
image – l-r: Ken Witover, JDC Board Member; Former District Attorney Robert Morgenthau; Alan Jaffe, President, Jewish Community Relations Council of New York / JDC Treasurer.