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Jubilation as new Sefer Torah is presented in Sandton

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A second new Sefer Torah has been presented to Chabad of Sandton by Paul Weinberg and family - Karen, David and Jonathan Weinberg - amid much jubilation. The new Torah is in loving memory of Paul’s late mother Mona Weinberg who passed away on Yom Kippur in 2014, corresponding to 10 Tishrei 5775.
by OWN CORRESPONDENT | Apr 13, 2016

PHOTOGRAPHS BY MANDELLE BERNSTEIN

Pictured: Dr David Weinberg; Paul Weinberg; and Jonathan Weinberg.

OWN CORRESPONDENT

The first new Sefer Torah, in honour of Paul’s late father Leon Weinberg, was presented to Chabad of Sandton in May 2014.

Paul, Rabbi Yossie Hecht and six other members of the Chabad of Sandton Congregation travelled to Israel in February to collect the new Sefer Torah. They also visited the Tel Hashomer Hospital in Ramat Gan to allow wounded veterans of the IDF to each complete a letter.

There was much celebration and fanfare on Friday afternoon April 8, where the last letters of the Torah were completed in the presence of family, congregants and members of the community. The completion of the letters was overseen by Rabbis Chaim Klein and Yossie Hecht.

Dignitaries at the siyum included Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein, Rabbis Shabsi Chaiton, Dr Shauli Minkowitz and David Masinter.

Paul Weinberg said a few words about his late mom and recalled his memories of what a kind and gentle soul she was, who always had time for other people and put them ahead of herself in every respect. She was an excellent wife and mother who nursed his late father for many years after a long illness.

Mona Weinberg is survived by her children Paul, Melanie Sherman and Suanne Cohen.

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