Religious Life

Update: Jun 13th, 2011

Two Torah dedication ceremonies: Beth Israel, Bangor, 1930, <p>Bet Haam, South Portland, 2006</p>

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Torah scrolls have been written by hand in the same way for over 1000 years. The completion and dedication of a new Torah scroll is cause for a major communal celebration.

Watch a video of a third Torah dedication ceremony, at Portland’s Shaarey Tphiloh synagogue in 1955.

Courtesy of the Bangor Public Library (Beth Israel) and Maine Historical Society[2009.236.004] (Bet Haam)

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