The Dunedin Jewish Congregation’s oldest Torah (sacred scroll), dating from the mid-1800’s, is in need of repair.

While we can’t be sure if this is the oldest Torah in New Zealand, it is very likely. Every rabbi who sees it is impressed by how beautiful it is.

However, as time goes by, it is starting to show its age. We have noticed that it has developed an orange mould; some of the letters are smudged and in need of a scribe’s handiwork; the wooden spool is split; the parchment panels need to be restitched.

We have located a scribe who can restore it, but our small congregation will have difficulty with this expense. Any help you can donate is very appreciated!

We are a registered charity, and we can provide donation receipts if required.

Your donation will pay for transport and repair of the Torah.

Donations may be made via the givealittle campaign.