BRINGING BACK LIFE AND SOUL TO DOWNTOWN NYC
During 2020, thousands of New Yorkers left to live in cities and suburbs that were more conducive to a “normal life.” We also witnessed
the closing down of so many stores and businesses. For many of us, the City felt like it was deserted and the Jewish community and
the synagogues also lost many members.
However, the pandemic is now fading away and "real life" is returning to NYC. It is therefore an auspicious time to fill the void, and create new Jewish life
and activity that is sourced in “the Tree of Life; the Torah.” That means a stronger connection for all Jewish people, a revival of community activities,
and bringing people together on “Shabbat.” Therefore the Chabad Loft and the Farkas family are dedicating a new Torah with the purpose of re-invigorating
life and soul back into the downtown Jewish community.
The main sponsor will be the Sammy Farkas Foundation who is donating the Torah in honor of Sammy, whose life was tragically cut way too short.
Everyone who knew him, felt his unconditional “Ahavas Yisroel.” This Torah will be a
permanent tribute to that Love and bring a new vibrancy to Jewish Life Downtown.
Everyone can also participate in the writing of this Torah, and thereby fulfill the 613th Mitzvah in the Torah to assist in the writing of the Sefer Torah.
We will have an uplifting Torah dedication ceremony on Oct 10th and celebrate together in honor of Sammy and the revival of Jewish Life in the Downtown Community.
5 Books of Torah: $5,400 Each
BEREISHIT SHEMOT VAYIKRA BAMIDBAR DEVARIM
Special Torah Portions: $1,800 Each
CHAZAK (5 available)
BIRCHAT KOHANIM - PRIESTLY BLESSINGS
SHEMA YISROEL - ENTIRE PARAGRAPH VAYEHI B’NSOA HA’ARON
TEN COMMANDMENTS (YITRO)
SHIRAH – AZ YASHIR MOSHE
HAMALACH HAGOEL – CHILDREN’S BLESSING
V’YITAIN LECHA - BLESSING FOR THE WEEK
ROSH HASHANA READING - AKEIDAT YITZHAK
YOM KIPPUR READING
BEREISHIT – CREATION & SHABBAT FIRST WORD IN THE TORAH - BEREISHIT
LAST WORD IN THE TORAH - YISROEL