The University of Houston (UH) is home to an impressive collection of rare books. Among them is Holocaust Torah No. 1518. UH has held the Torah, the holiest book in Judaism, since 1976, when it was obtained on behalf of the student body with the help of UH faculty and the Houston Jewish community. Until now, the Torah has only been seen during Jewish holiday services. That will soon change when the scroll goes on display in a new, specially designed plexiglass case, commissioned by UH faculty, alumni, students from the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity and the Houston Jewish community.
The dedication of the Torah in its new display case will take place three days before the beginning of Rosh Hashanah.
What: Presentation of the Holocaust Torah in its Display Case, “The Holocaust Experience” presentation by Celina Fein, Holocaust Survivor
When: Thursday, Sept. 13, 4 – 5 p.m.
Where: UH M.D. Anderson Library, Evans Room of Special Collections (top of the 2nd floor)
Who: The event is free and open to the public
Source: University of Houston News