The
SAMMY FARKAS
Downtown Torah

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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.   

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DEDICATION OPPURTUNITIES

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

SUKKOT READING

 PASSOVER READING

SHAVUOT READING

 BEREISHIT – CREATION & SHABBAT FIRST WORD IN THE TORAH - BEREISHIT

 LAST WORD IN THE TORAH - YISROEL

 Torah Portions: $1200 Each

(54 available)

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