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MEMORIAL SCROLL: Pinner resident remembered with procession of Torah Scroll

 Published on: 16th March 2023   |   By: Darius Morgan   |   Category: Uncategorized

A procession will take place in the village in memory of a beloved Pinner resident.

When Leonie Lewis, a much-loved resident and devoted servant of the community, passed away in April, her family ordered a Torah Scroll to be written in Israel.

A Torah Scroll comprises the five books of Moses, also known as the Old Testament, and must be handwritten by a trained scribe. The process of completing a scroll can take up to a year, with more than 300,000 letters painstakingly inscribed on sheepskin with a quill and ink.

Following its completion at Leonie’s family’s house on Thursday, March 23, a procession of the scroll will take place through the village, starting at 1 Avenue Road and finishing at Pinner Shul. The Torah will be accompanied by international singer Shloime Gertner and his choir, and he will also sing in the Shul. Members of Leonie’s family, Rabbi Kurzer, and guest Rabbi Dr Raphael Zarum, as well as a friend and colleague of Leonie, will speak at the Shul.

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