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Chabad of Central Africa, directed by Rabbi Shlomo Bentolila, celebrated the completion of a new Torah scroll on Thursday.
Local dignitaries and businessmen joined the Jewish community for the gala event at a luxury hotel in the Congo’s capital city of Kinshasa, for the Torah’s completion and celebration.
Rabbi Bentolila, who arrived in Africa to open the first Chabad House in Africa 23 years ago, has seen the amazing growth of Chabad in the country, with centers opening in 12 other locations in Africa since then.
The Jewish community in the Congo consists mainly of business people, diplomats, and many Israelis.