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Our Czech Scroll

FRS have, on permanent loan from the Memorial Scrolls Trust, a Torah scroll from the Czech town of Uhříněves.

when FRS was a relatively new congregation Rabbi Henry Goldstein requested a Czech scroll. We received our scroll, number 286, in 1968. It comes from the small market town of Uhříněves, 10 miles east of Prague and is one of 1564 Czech scrolls which were brought from Prague to London in 1964.

The scroll is approximately 200 years old and was probably written in Germany. It is distinguished in having unusually wide columns.

In 1999 FRS formed a group to explore the rich cultural treasure trove that the scroll brings to the synagogue.

Each year on a Shabbat close to 12th September we remove the scroll from its glass cabinet in the synagogue and read from it. During the service we remember the 378 Jews from Uhříněves who perished in death camps.

Tue, 9 August 2022 12 Av 5782