In the aftermath of the tragic passing of 21 year old Nosson Deitsch two years ago, his classmates established a shul in Crown Heights that bears his name. “Nosson’s Shul” quickly grew into a vibrant hub for learning and davening, with minyonim, shuirim, farbrengens and one-on-one learning taking place on Shabbos and throughout the week.
While Nosson’s Shul is housed in spacious and inviting premises and boasts a fine stock of seforim, the shul has been missing one very important ingredient. Until now Nosson’s Shul has not had its own Sefer Torah.
On Nosson’s birthday, 19 Sivan, a group of Nosson’s friends came to the conclusion that the time has come to write a Sefer Torah in his memory. A few days later, on the Thursday before Gimmul Tammuz, a large crowd of bochurim and yungerlite gathered to begin writing the new Sefer Torah.
For Nosson’s friends the occasion aroused tremendous feelings. The memory of Nosson, with his trademark smile, will always bring to mind good and happy times, and by the same token is accompanied by a deep sense of loss.
Nosson’s shul was founded to provide a place that will somehow continue Nosson’s legacy and his joyful enthusiasm for yiddishkeit and chasidishkeit. In that spirit the evening concluded with a farbrengen in honor of Gimmel Tammuz, led by Rabbi Mendel Lipsker, Shliach to Sherman Oaks, CA.
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