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West Street Shul in Johannesburg received a new Torah two weeks ago.

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The Torah was donated by the Genn and Mielke families in honour of their father, the late Dave Genn. It was presented to the shul on Wednesday, 1 May. Dave was a regular member of the minyan (quorum) at the shul.
by OWN CORRESPONDENT | May 16, 2019

Guests gathered at the home of Ronnie and Yvonne Kaplan to watch Rabbi Ryan Goldstein complete the last letters of the Torah. The embroidered mantel was placed on the rolled Torah scroll, and it was carried under a purple velvet chuppah (canopy) in a procession of joyous, dancing celebrants, to meet the Torah scrolls already in the Aaron Kodesh (Holy Ark) of the shul. Participants then had a sumptuous lunch at West Street Shul.

It was a meaningful and uplifting way for the Genn and Mielke families to honour their beloved relative.

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