Earlier this month, we reported on the upcoming celebration of the Synagogue of Chabad Lubavitch of Manhattan Beach‘s completion of their first Torah. A Torah Parade was held on September 9, and today we have pictures and reactions of the parade from those who were there.
“This was a huge milestone for our synagogue. We finally have our own torah, which was made possible by contributions from the Russian American Jewish community of Manhattan Beach and Brighton Beach,” said Rabbi Avrohom Winner, the head of the Manhattan Beach Chabad (134 West End Avenue).
Hundreds of people showed up for the occasion ranging from prominent rabbis and leaders from the local community, including Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowits.
According to a press release sent by Chabad Manhattan Beach, local resident Boris Borokhovich summed up the feeling of positivity and goodwill by reflecting that, “This is something we could not even imagine in the former Soviet Union. It was forbidden to keep anything Jewish and here in America we can dance and celebrate our Jewishness in the streets.”
All photos courtesy of Chabad of Manhattan Beach.