Camp Montana Torah Finds a New Home at CYJ-Texas
Camp Young Judaea-Texas is now in possession of their very own Torah, and it’s from Butte, Montana! Thanks to the Jewish Community Legacy Project, an organization that among many things, works to find homes for ritual objects that are no longer in use, CYJ-Texas was given the incredible gift of a Torah to use throughout the summer and on special occasions like the recent bar mitzvah of Jack Wallace that took place at camp. Through work with the staff of JCLP in her previous position at UJA-Federation NY, Young Judaea Global CEO, Adina Frydman, was able to help make this ‘shiduch’ between the organization and CYJ-Texas. One closed congregation’s Sefer Torah has now became part of the story of the vibrant camp community that is CYJ-Texas. The connection with this congregation has made it possible to continue the mesorah (tradition) for another generation to come!
Jack Wallace reads from the donated Torah at his Bar Mitzvah at CYJ-Texas on October 2, 2021.