14 2021

The Czech Scroll Story: From World War II to the Diaspora


Congregation Beth Shalom 688 Clifton Park Center Road
Clifton Park, NY 12065
(518) 371-0608

Congregation Beth Shalom is sponsoring a Zoom lecture at 10 am on March 14, 2021, entitled “The Czech Scroll Story: From World War II to the Diaspora.” Presented by Lois Roman, a Trustee of the Memorial Scrolls Trust (MST) project, representing the US East Coast,  the talk will be part of a series being given all over North America, and will include commentary on Beth Shalom’s Czech Holocaust Torah.  

Rescued from Bohemia and Moravia, 1564 scrolls which survived the Shoah, were sent to London and from there were dispersed on permanent loan to communities around the world, for safe keeping and also to pay tribute to so many lost communities.

The aim of the MST project is to link the holders of the scrolls to the MST as well as to each other, ensuring their Torah scrolls remain identified and their location known. In addition, trustees of the MST give lectures, providing information about the rescue and ongoing commemoration of the Torah scrolls. The Memorial Scrolls Trust is committed to maintaining the legacy of these scrolls as a symbol of hope as well as sorrow. 

Visitors to their website {} can learn about the special legacy of these survivors and witnesses of the Shoah. For information on the zoom link, call 518-371-0608.

Sponsor: Congregation Beth Shalom