Jeffrey Ohrenstein, Chairman of Memorial Scroll Trust, will explain how BJ’s historic Torah, older than the United States, was one of 1564 scrolls rescued from the Holocaust. The Memorial Scrolls Trust is a London-based non-profit that oversees the legacy of 1,564 Czech Torah scrolls that survived the Shoah. After a miraculous story of survival, these scrolls arrived in London and have been distributed on permanent loan to communities in 30 countries worldwide. This event will include a Q&A and an opportunity to view the scroll up close.

How to Join Us

This program will take place following Shabbat services. All are welcome to join us for Shabbat Services! No registration is required.

Jeffrey Ohrenstein, Chairman of Memorial Scrolls Trust, was born in England and brought up and educated in New Zealand, England, and South Africa. Jeffrey was appointed Chairman of MST almost a decade ago and has made great strides in adding technology to the MST offices, enriching the Board of Trustees and volunteer communities, and raising awareness of the Trust’s mission and activities. Jeffrey has cultivated donors around the world and continues to seek new allocations of scrolls. He lives with his wife, Nora, in London, and is surrounded by a loving family of children and grandchildren.

Lois Roman is a Trustee of the Memorial Scrolls Trust (MST), and serves as the U.S. Representative based on the East Coast. Lois began her involvement with MST several years ago, following a long career as a money manager on Wall Street. She has an MA in Holocaust and Genocide Studies from the Fish Center at Yeshiva University, an undergraduate degree from Brandeis University, and an MBA from Columbia Business School.