In celebration of Chabad of Scottsdale’s 25th anniversary, the children of the organization’s founders, Rabbi Yossi and Dina Levertov, are coordinating a Torah dedication celebration. “What better way for all of us to honor them, and this special community, than the commissioning and welcoming of a new seder Torah?” ask two of the couple’s daughters, Chaya and Risa, in the invitation to the Feb. 12 event.
The free celebration starts with the writing of the final words of the Torah at 2 p.m. at the J. Levine Auction House, 10345 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. Next is a procession with the Torah and live music to Chabad of Scottsdale, which is located in the same shopping center, followed by dancing and a buffet dinner. The scribe is Rabbi Yosef Lipshitz from Israel.
Dedication opportunities range from $36 for a letter to $1,200 for a Torah portion, as well as opportunities to dedicate other items, such as $6,130 for the silver crown.
Several hundred families regularly associate with Chabad of Scottsdale, including several who have been involved since its founding in 1992. The synagogue offers programs for all ages and runs the Mazel Tov Gift Shop. Reservations are appreciated at chabadofscottsdale.com/Torah or 480-998-1410.