In August of our second year, 1996, we were blessed to receive our first Torah scroll. Goldie Silverman made a kind donation in memory of her husband Jake to afford us the ability to acquire a scroll. Rabbi and Marcia Louchheim travelled to St. Joseph, Missouri to her family’s orthodox synagogue, B’nai Sholem. The scroll was brought from Kharkov, Russia (near the Black Sea) by Marcia Louchheim’s great-grandfather, Rabbi Joshua Frumhoff.
Mary Ann Danin created a mantle and Fran Braverman donated two yaddim. The congregation attended the scroll’s dedication Friday evening, January 29, 1999.