Saving a Holocaust Survivor in The Woodlands
Thank you, Lindsay Peyton and the Houston Chronicle for this wonderful article! Read it here.
The Holocaust Torah
We are pleased to have played a supporting role in bringing this unique treasure home to Congregation Beth Shalom in The Woodlands.
The redemptive power and importance of the Torah extends across faiths, uniting Jews and Christians in the worship of one God.
Indeed, when asked what was the greatest commandment, Jesus (Yeshua) quoted the ve'ahavta portion of the Shema: ve'ahavta et Adonai eloheykha be'khol-levavkha, u'vekhol nafshekha, u'vekhol me'odekha,
"And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength" (Deut. 6:5)
He then added the commandment, v'ahavta l're'akha kamokha - ani Adonai ,
"You shall love your neighbor as yourself" (Lev. 19:18). Both of these commandments come directly from the Torah.
The presence of this Torah in The Woodlands will create a powerful opportunity for children and adults to learn the importance of the history of its survival and significance to the Jews, but more so, its eternal power to bring communities together.
The rescue, total repair, and celebration of The Holocaust Torah is but the first step. The Actions of ONE, a non-profit corporation, is working with both Christian and Jewish leaders to develop a comprehensive educational program for children and adults which will focus on the years 1945-48 and the heroic efforts of those individuals who acted without regard to reward, religion, race, or their own safety to help others in a time of great need.
Donations for the Holocaust Torah and/or the educational program should be made payable to:
Congregation Beth Shalom
of The Woodlands
5125 Shadowbend Place
The Woodlands, Texas 77382
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