By COLlive reporter
On Sunday, June 19, Chabad of Sudbury, Massachusetts, led by Shluchim Rabbi Yisroel and Shayna Freeman, celebrated the completion of the writing of a new Torah.
The Torah was donated in honor of Reb Tzvi Hersch Liederman obm by his 90 year old grandaughter Elisabeth Golda, a Holocaust survivor and resident of Sudbury who met Rabbi Freeman during one of his visits to a local nursing home.
The event was attended by a large crowd of locals and Shluchim, with some 200 people in attendance.
The final letter was completed by Elizabeth’s grandson Sam, who spoke for a few minutes about his family and why his grandmother chose to give the Torah to Chabad.
He also spoke about his great-grandfather, Tzvi Hersch Liederman, who was a leader of a small Jewish community in Romania, as well as a cantor.
Following the writing of the final letters, the large crowd marched up and down one of the main roads in Sudbury with music, singing and lively dancing.
The Sofer for the event was Rabbi Freeman’s father, Rabbi Arieh Freeman of London, UK.