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West Hartford Family Celebrates a Life Through Dedication of Sefer Torah to Chabad House

Holding the Torah is Binyomin Meye, son of Sheldon Meyer with Mark Schwartz, a friend and fellow congregant of Chabad of Greater Hartford. Submitted photo

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.

The Meyer family at the dedication of the Chabad House Torah in memory of their father and grandfather, Sheldon Meyer: Jean Meyer (second from right) is joined by her son and daughter-in-law Binyomin and Nancy Meyer (center and second from left), and their children, from left) Zelda, Chana, Yosef, Yehuda and Michal. Submitted photo

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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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