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Hayley Fields at the Beth Israel Torah Dedication Ceremony

This photograph was taken by Donna Matherne at the Torah dedication ceremony at Beth Israel Congregation. Since Katrina, Beth Israel Congregation has been holding their services in their own hall at Congregation Gates of Prayer in Metairie, Louisiana. The Torah is being carried through the neighborhood, from the Chabad Center two blocks away to Congregation Gates of Prayer. The girl in the photograph is Hayley Fields, a teenager from Century City Young Israel Congregation in Los Angeles, who raised money, with the help of her community, by selling watches to buy a new Torah for Beth Israel Congregation, whose Torah scrolls were ruined from Katrina. The man carrying the Torah is David Fields, Hayley's father.

Object Type: Still Image


Citation Information:

Donna Matherne, "Hayley Fields at the Beth Israel Torah Dedication Ceremony." Katrina's Jewish Voices, Object #385 (February 22 2017, 7:32 pm)