Crown Heights residents Dovi and Racheli Chaimson have commisioned a new Sefer Torah to be written in honor of the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Baruch Schneur.
Family, friends and members of Friendship Circle Brooklyn participated in the ceremony held in the backyard of their home on Thursday, Lag BaOmer.
The boy’s uncle R’ Gershon Chaimson, a sofer stam, conducted the writing of the first letters in the scroll and invited community members to inscribe them.
The parents expressed their appreciation to all who came out to honor the occasion and celebrate with them.
The Torah will be dedicated to Friendship Circle. Some of its members were on-hand to participate in the dancing around the bonfire that followed the ceremony.