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Taste of Judaism event kicks of Torah project
The B'nai Israel Synagogue is beginning a special, year-long project.
A skilled scribe is handwriting a new Torah for the Temple.
B'nai Israel was founded more than one hundred years ago and the *newest Torah they have is eighty years old.
Scribing a new one is an important tradition in the Jewish faith and they're inviting community members to take part.
Rabbi Jordan Gerson:
For us to be scribing a new Torah for the first time in our history after being founded in 1899, it's really a momentous occasion.
"It's going to be a chance not only to bring our congregation together but also as a way for us to build bridges within the Pensacola community as a whole."
They're kicking off the Torah project with a "Taste of Judaism" event.
The congregation is already cooking some of the traditional Jewish foods they'll be serving.
It's this Sunday from four to seven at the Synagogue on 9th Avenue.
It's free and open to everyone.