The Torah

The Torah is the most sacred religious article in Jewish life. It is perfectly intact just as we received it some 3,300 years ago. It forms a timeless connection to the past and is the key to a Jewish future. It evokes something special in our hearts, as it represents the unbroken chain of Jewish tradition and survival. 
The Torah scroll is hand-written by a Sofer, a scribe, on parchment, a detailed process that can take over a year to complete. Everything from the character of the scribe to the quality of the parchment and type of ink are carefully prescribed. The shape and size of each of the 304,808 letters, as well as the spacing of the lines and empty space, must be perfectly done by hand. 
When a new Torah is welcomed into a community it is a tremendous honor and blessing to the community and to the souls of those in whose memory the Torah is dedicated.

Mr. Guy Levy Z”L

This Torah is dedicated in memory of Mr.Guy Levy OBM, Guy Yaakov Ben Flory and Yigal Halevi z”l, known affectionately to our community and friends / family as Guy.

Guy was born and raised with his family in the city of Dimona in Southern Israel where he was known and loved by many. Following his excellent service in the special Golani unit of the IDF he immigrated to the US and created his own business. Throughout his nearly two decades living in America he was always involved with the Jewish community and loved by many for his big heart, caring and kind personality.
On Saturday evening, November 5th, 2022, the 11th of Cheshvan, 5783, only a few months after moving to Washington state he tragically passed away by a car accident on the I-90 highway.
Guy loved his family, friends and the Jewish community so much and while spending Shabbat and holiday services at Synagogue he was known for his friendly demeanor and caring personality.
Two weeks before his tragic passing he was dancing the night away on Simchat Torah, while lovingly clinging to the Torah scroll. He was the light of the party that night, bringing much sincere, true joy and celebration to our community in Kirkland.
To honor Guy's special Neshama it is befitting to have a Torah scroll dedicated in his memory, that will be an everlasting living legacy to the special person Guy was and his love for all human beings of different backgrounds.

One Torah, One People

Every Jewish soul is represented in one of the letters of the Torah. Just as each letter of the Torah is essential to its integrity — its absence invalidating the entire scroll — so is each and every one of us is critical to the whole. Without labels or differences, regardless of background or affiliation, the Torah connects us to each other, one letter at a time, making us “One People.” 
The Torah’s 613th mitzvah/commandment is for each of us to write a Torah scroll. This mitzvah can be observed by commissioning the writing of at least part of the Torah scroll. By dedicating a letter, word, verse or chapter in the Torah for yourself, your family members or friends, or in memory of departed loved ones, it is considered as if you have written your very own Torah scroll.
Chabad of Kirkland offers you the opportunity to be a part of this Community Torah. Please consider joining in this great mitzvah!