Chabad of Sunnyvale, CA, directed by Rabbi Yisroel Hecht, welcomed a new Sefer Torah this past Sunday, the 3rd day of Adar.
The event began with the completion of the writing of the Sefer Torah, as community members–under the expert guidance of Crown Heights Soferim – Rabbi Rachamim Ladaev, and his son Rabbi Levi Ladaev – inscribed the final letters of the Torah.
After the completion of the writing of the Sefer Torah, the community joined in a festive procession, in which the Torah was led with singing and dancing under the canopy of a Chupa, into Chabad of Sunnyvale’s Shul.
The Torah was formally installed into the Shul with the traditional dancing of hakafot in a spirited celebration as the community danced as one with the newly completed Torah. The festivities concluded with a Seudat Mitzvah to mark the momentous occasion.
The Sefer Torah was donated by an anonymous donor in honor of the Lubavicher Rebbe and Rabbi Meir Bal Hanes.