Interfaith Togetherness: More Than 150 Gather As SW Temple Receives New Torah

April 4, 2009

Author: Robert D. Muirhead

Source: Journal Inquirer

A Jewish ceremony became an event to celebrate interfaith togetherness Friday night when Temple Beth Hillel received a new Torah for the first time in 50 years.

More than 150 people gathered to celebrate the marriage of Temple Beth Hillel and its new Torah, the traditional Jewish text that covers the first five books of the Christian Bible.

The event at the synagogue, located at 20 Baker Lane, drew members of the Jewish faith from as far away as Maine and New York, and brought out both Islamic and Christian leaders in a show of interfaith support.

“To generate good feelings between Jews and Muslims, members of different mosques will be here to celebrate,” temple member Isaac Field said.