Procession for new Sefer Torah to mark Cheetham Hebrew Congregation's 50th anniversary
Some 200 people took part in a procession for a new Sefer Torah to mark Cheetham Hebrew Congregation's 50th anniversary. The new scroll was completed on Sunday at Holy Law South Broughton Congregation and then taken in procession the half-mile to Cheetham Hebrew's premises, in the Jewish Cultural Centre on Bury Old Road. A celebratory dinner was held in the evening. Synagogue president Bernard Stone said: "The procession was the pinnacle of my presidency - singing, dancing and children - the emotional Judaism at the event was beautiful."