On Sunday, a new sefer Torah was completed in the city of Dusseldorf, Germany, and it was brought into the local Chabad shul, which is run by shliach Rabbi Chaim Barcahan.
The sefer Torah was donated by entrepreneur Boris Abramovitch Chuchashvili in the memory of his late father and grandfather, who along with the donors of the Etz Chaim, Choshen, and Kesser, decided to hold a festive hachnosas sefer Torah in honor of Rosh Hashanah.
Hundreds of Jews gathered at the Intercontinental Hotel for this special event, where sofer Rabbi Mendy Fleischman of Kfar Chabad supervised the writing of the final letters.
Afterwards, hakafos were held in the hotel lobby, with children waving flags and adults dancing in a circle. The children also enjoyed watching the sofer write their names on pieces of parchment.
Among those present were the shluchim Rabbi Pressman of Potsdam, Rabbi Mendelsohn of Karlsruhe, and Rabbi Cohen of Brussels, along with many community leaders, local Jews, and more.
After the hakafos, a concert was held in the hotel’s auditorium with singer Yishai Lapidus and his band.
The event received much media coverage, which showed the revitalized and growing community in Dusseldorf.
(SOURCE & PHOTOS: COL.ORG.IL)