Torah Cleaning

At least 30 volunteers came to Ohev Tzedek to help with a Torah-cleaning project on Thursday, January 29, 2015. The Vindicator came out to report on this important event. You can read the full story here.

All images below are taken from the article; captions are The Vindicator’s.

“Neil Yutkin, at end of table, chairman of the ritual committee at Congregation Ohev Tzedek in Boardman, unrolls the Torah as volunteers begin wiping it down. From left are Josh Ford, Debbie Tosi, Linda Davis, and Jim Smythe. Cleaning the Torahs is a special project at the synagogue. This Torah is about 125 years old.”

“Ron Sabelli of Boardman uses a polymer eraser to remove some of the accumulated ‘schmutz,’ or dirt from the parchment of a Torah. He is among volunteers involved in the cleaning project.”

“Ron Sabelli, a member of Congregation Ohev Tzedek in Boardman, wears gloves as he erases dirt from the sacred scroll, the Torah, during a cleaning session.”