On Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, the Meyer family dedicated a Sefer Torah to the Chabad of Greater Hartford, parading along the sidewalk with the Torah from Iroquois Rd. to the synagogue on Albany Avenue, singing singing dancing along the way, celebrating this dedication to honor the memory of Sheldon Meyer, husband, father, and grandfather.
Jean Meyer described it as “a day filled with joy,” as she and her family were joined by a host of friends on Sunday, Nov. 25 to welcome to Chabad House of Greater Hartford a Torah scroll dedicated in memory of her husband, Sheldon Meyer z”l.
The celebrants – including Chabad’s spiritual leader, Rabbi Joseph Gopin – met at the West Hartford home of Meyer’s son and daughter-in-law, Binyomin and Nancy Meyer, then danced and sang as they jubilantly paraded the Torah scroll to its new home just a few blocks away.
Binyomin Meyer carried the scroll through the streets, shielded by a chupah, then placed the Torah in the synagogue’s ark. A festive meal, plus dancing and singing, prayer and speeches, followed.
According to Jean Meyer, it was the first Torah dedication at the West Hartford Chabad in more than 25 years.
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