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Our Torahs

In 2013 the UHC received two beautiful Torah scrolls as gifts from Harvey & Rosita Goldstein, in honour of Harvey's parents, Max and Betty Goldstein.

The beautiful Torah mantles (pictured above) were designed by the textile artist, Peachy Levy. A little bit about her:  

Peachy Levy has been involved in Jewish life for most of her adult life. She and her dear husband Mark zl were active nationally and locally in the URJ, and at their synagogue Leo Baeck Temple where Peachy is still very involved. Camp Newman and NFTY scholarships have been of prime importance to the Levy’s and Peachy continues to support them. Camp Kalsman in the Northwest, named for Peachy’s parents was built to fill an important need for children in that area. The Kalsman Institute on Judaism and Health at Hebrew Union College was established by Peachy and Mark in response to her father’s illness. She was a member of the women’s organization, the 35’s after returning from a trip to the Soviet Union to help save Soviet Jewry. She was a founding member of The North American Conference on Ethiopian Jewry (NACOEJ) where she served for 25 years to help bring that community to Israel and was in the forefront of their education programs. In the past she has served on committees of the Jewish Federation , UCLA Hillel and on the board of Leo Baeck Temple. Currently Peachy tutors reading  in an LA public school, serves on the HUC-JIR LA Board of Overseers and is the co-chair of its Enhancement Committee that brings the Arts to the College.

Peachy is a textile artist specializing in Jewish Ceremonial objects and decorative textiles. Her work is in collections of the Skirball Museum, HUC-JIR in Los Angeles, Hillel Council at UCLA , Hillel at University of Washington Leo Baeck Temple and many other synagogues and private collections in the U.S., Israel and Singapore. She has been an Artist in Residence at Brandeis/Bardin and HUC-JIR in Los Angeles. She and Mark Levy, zl have three married children who all belong to Reform Synagogues, six grandchildren and two grandsons-in-law.

 

Sun, 16 December 2018 8 Tevet 5779