West Bloomfield, MI
Written by:
Bruce Babiarz

The Morris Kimmel Memorial Sefer Torah

The family of Morris Kimmel will donate and dedicate the Mestiva inaugural Hachnosas Sefer Torah at the Yeshiva building. The memorial Torah presentation marks the culmination of a 10-year campaign to bring this Torah, hand crafted in Israel, to West Bloomfield, Michigan. Join the Kimmel family and friends as they dance the Torah to its new home.

5596 Fox Hunt Lane, West Bloomfield, MI 48322. Parking available at the Mestiva, 4200 Walnut Lake Road, West Bloomfield, MI 48322.

Robert and Laurie Kimmel, their family, friends, relatives and members of the community will lead the celebration. Some 300 people are expected to attend.


Sunday, 2 p.m., 30 October, 2016
“Our family has worked very hard and long to bring this honor to my late father Morris Kimmel and we welcome the community to join us in celebrating the Hachnosas Sefer Torah and procession to the Yeshiva Building,” says Robert Kimmel. Kimmel says the presentation of the Torah, hand-made in Israel, is the culmination of years of effort to honor Morris Kimmel and the legacy he has created for his family and the Jewish community in the United States. Background: Torah scrolls are typically commissioned by individuals to memorialize or honor loved ones. Torah scrolls may also be commissioned as a fundraising project for synagogues, yeshivas, and organizations; individuals "buy" letters, words, verses, and chapters to cover the cost of the scroll. The cost of writing a Torah scroll is estimated at USD $30,000 to $100,000. The finished Torah scroll is designated for use during prayer services in a synagogue, or in the sanctuary or study hall of a yeshiva, rabbinical college, university campus, nursing home, military base, or other institution.
Media contacts:
Bruce Babiarz,
BAB Associates, LLC

Editor’s Note:
Interviews and photos with Robert Kimmel and the Torah will be made available.


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