Congregation Agudas Achim Dedicates Torah
Congregation Agudas Achim was alive with the sound of celebration the weekend of Feb. 9-11, as the congregation dedicated its new Torah. Over the past year Torah scribe (soferet) Jen Friedman, one of the few women in the world trained to write a Torah, visited CAA and guided hundreds of community members in hands-on participation, writing one of the 304,805 letters in the new scroll. The Torah is Texas’ first Torah written by a woman.
Fai Lee Steinberg, Torah dedication co-chair, summed up the celebratory weekend, "18 months to write, at least 613 people participated. The L’Dor V’Dor endowment fund has been created. And for that we say, 'Thank you!'" ■