Date(s) - Thursday, September 23rd
12:00 pm CDT - 1:00 pm CDT
A series of miracles allowed a huge hoard of Czech Torah scrolls to survive the devastation of the Shoah and stand as a testament to the communities that perished. The Memorial Scrolls Trust is committed to maintaining the legacy of these scrolls by dispersing 1,400 of them around the world on permanent loan from our collection.
To those who are entrusted with the scrolls, they are a symbol of hope as well as sorrow. The hope pushed forward an ongoing mission that these scrolls be reinstituted in Jewish life as a memorial to the vanished communities which once treasured them.
Join Lois Roman, Trustee of the Memorial Scrolls Trust, to tour the Westminster Synagogue where the Czech Memorial Scrolls Museum is located and to learn how several of these miraculous Torah scrolls ended up in Milwaukee.
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Sponsored by Michael S. Zucker and Jane Steinberg.
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About the Presenter
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Lois Roman is a Trustee of the Memorial Scrolls Trust (MST), and serves as the US Representative based on the East Coast. The Memorial Scrolls Trust is a London-based non-profit which oversees the legacy of 1,564 Czech Torah scrolls that survived the Shoah. After a miraculous story of survival, these scrolls arrived in London and were dispersed on permanent loan to caring communities around the world. Lois began her involvement with MST several years ago following a long career on Wall Street as a money manager. She has a degree from Brandeis University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.