EL AL Helps Young Israel Deliver 9 Torah Scrolls to Israeli Soldiers

NEW YORK - The National Council of Young Israel has been collecting used Torah scrolls from American Jewish communities and synagogues for the Israeli Army whose chaplains report a severe shortage. In Israel, the Torah scrolls were turned over to Yisrael Weiss, Brigadier General and Chief Rabbi of the Israeli defense Forces (IDF), who will distribute them to army bases throughout Israel. In less than a year, Young Israel has sent more than 30 Torahs to Israel for the soldiers, all of which have been flown on EL AL.

Rabbinic and lay leaders of the National Council of Young Israel traveled to Israel as part of a solidarity mission coordinated by Tal Tours. A dedication ceremony and celebration was held upon their arrival in Israel with senior IDF officers and members of the IDF Rabbinic Corp as well as bus loads of Young Israel members living in Israel.

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