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Torah scrolls on loan to museum through Friday

By Times Staff Writer
Published November 14, 2007


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ST. PETERSBURG

Six ancient Torah scrolls will be on exhibit at the Florida Holocaust Museum, 55 Fifth St. S, St. Petersburg, until Friday.

The scrolls are part of the private collection of Tampa resident David First, a Torah scholar for more than three decades.

The museum put the collection on exhibit for its commemoration last Sunday of Kristallnacht - the wave of violence by the Nazis against German Jews on Nov. 9, 1938. Call (727) 820-0100.

ST. PETERSBURG

Eckerd faculty dean honored at reunion

Lloyd W. Chapin, Eckerd College vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty, was recently honored with the 2007 Unitas Distinguished Alumni Award during Union Days, the annual reunion for Union Theological Seminary in New York.

Recipients of the award are chosen to represent all Union graduates who have distinguished themselves in the church, academy and society across the country and around the world.

ST. PETERSBURG

Church Christmas musical is Dec. 16

First Unity Church, 460 46th Ave. N, St. Petersburg, will present Home for the Holidays, a Christmas musical, 6 to 8 p.m., Dec. 16.

Gather for an evening of carol singing, listening to the First Unity Choir and hearing holiday stories old and new. Free.

[Last modified November 13, 2007, 22:46:07]


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