For the last 10 months the Chabad Jewish Center in Basking Ridge has been preparing to make history. On Sept. 21, 350 people gathered at the Chabad Jewish Center for a culturally rich historical event.
Never before has Basking Ridge been witness to such a celebration. Looking like a mini wedding the scribe sat on a stage writing the final words of the Torah scroll with ink and quill.
Upon completion the Torah was covered with its beautiful ornaments and silver crown.
Carrying torches, banners made by the students, the entire community followed the Torah on its parade to the synagogue.
The streets were blocked off as the community marched with live music, down Valley road welcoming the Torah to it’s new home in the Chabad Jewish Center.
The new Torah was used for the first time on Rosh Hashana — the Jewish New Year — Sept. 30.