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A Welcome Reception for a New Torah

October 28, 2013 By:
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Rabbi Robert Leib heads up a contingent of Old York Road Temple-Beth Am congregants on their way to the Samuel A. Green House in Elkins Park, beneficiary of the Abingtgn synagogue's contribution of a new Torah.

Ark of triumph? That’s what it was all about at the Samuel A. Green House, a Federation Housing complex for seniors in Elkins Park, as the leaders of Old York Road Temple-Beth Am presented the residents with a Torah for the ark in their chapel. 

It was a festive affair as congregants brought the Torah from their Abington site to the seniors, who greeted the arrival with song and dance — and, maybe, more than a tear or two of joy.

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