Mercaz’s Hachnosas Sefer Torah draws community together in an unprecedented display of achdus and kovod haTorah
Sunday, May 1st is a day that the Ranchleigh neighborhood and the Greater Baltimore Jewish community will long remember as an occasion of unprecedented kovod Hatorah and communal achdus.
Hundreds of men, women and children bedecked in their Shabbos best, chassidishe rebbeim in full regalia, and prominent communal rabbonim and dignitaries crowded the streets. Together, they danced their way in an hour-long procession to accompany a newly-completed sefer Torah from the Weinreb residence to its permanent home at Mercaz Torah U’Tefillah. Mothers wheeled baby carriages and fathers carried children, waving flags atop their shoulders, while older boys illuminated the procession with flaming torches.
The spirited singing and dancing was led by live musical accompaniment along with the renowned Brodt family ensemble from Brooklyn, preforming from atop a spectacular Sefer Torah dedication float.