By COLlive reporter
A Torah will soon be completed in loving memory of Rabbi Dr. Jacob Immanuel Schochet whose combined erudition and wit inspired generations of scholars, university students, and young Jewish men, women, teenagers and families from all walks of life.
The dedication ceremony will take place Sunday 21 Av – August 17 at Congregation Beth Joseph Lubavitch in Toronto, where the Chabad scholar and academic served for many years.
Marking Rabbi Schochet’s first yartzeit, the event will include the writing of the final letters, a procession, crowning ceremony, music and hakafos dancing and a light meal.
“Writing a Torah in his honor.. serves as a most fitting tribute,” the family said. “If you are one of the many whose soul has been touched by him, please consider sponsoring a dedication opportunity in the writing of this special tribute Sefer Torah.”
Every donor to this special Torah in written in honor of Rabbi Schochet, will have their name inscribed in the “Golden Book” prominently displayed in the sanctuary of Beth Joseph.
“During his lifetime, my father traveled all over the world, and countless Chabad Houses, Lubavitch institutions and the global Jewish communities benefited from his wisdom through his lectures and the many books he authored,” said Rabbi Yitzchok Schochet, Rabbi of the Mill Hill Synagogue in England.
“In appreciation of a lifetime of selfless commitment to Yiddishkeit in general, and Lubavitch in particular, we invite all Chabad institutions to commemorate this special chossid by participating in the writing of this Sefer Torah in a tangible way.”
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