New Torah being written for Solano County Jews
Steve Harris, left, inks names with Rabbi Moshe Klein, a 5th generation scribe from Jerusalem, center, on a symbolic scroll during the celebration for the writing of a new Torah for the Solano Jewish community, Sunday, May 3, 2015, in Vacaville. (Steve Reczkowski/Daily Republic)
VACAVILLE — A new chapter in Solano County Jewish history began Sunday when the Vacaville-based Chabad of Solano County gathered families and friends to begin writing the Solano Torah.
The project is expected to take about a year. Moshe Klein, a fifth generation scribe, is doing the writing.
He was joined Sunday by local dignitaries and youth as work began on the Torah, which is considered to be the most precious article in Jewish life.
The Torah was initiated through the generosity of the Harris family.
"This synagogue is our home," said Steve Harris. "As you raise your children here, may they read the same Torah as we are initiating." Continue Reading