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Hotel Decorator Receives Jewish Name

Thursday, 13 July, 2017 - 11:00 am

Morning prayers at the National Conference of Chabad Rabbis (Kinus haShluchim) this week took an interesting turn with the calling up to the Torah, for the first time, of Shalom ben Avraham.

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50-something Shalom works at the hotel where the Kinus has been hosted in recent years. In 2015, during a conversation with a Shaliach it transpired that his maternal grandmother was Jewish and therefore, so is he. Inspired and interested by his discovery Shalom then laid tefillin for the first time.

This year, Shalom's Jewish journey continued when he gladly took up the suggestion of receiving a Jewish name thereby fully joining the Jewish people. Called up for the Torah reading, he recited the blessings with a little help, to a resounding chorus of 'mazel tovs'.

So, mazel tov Shalom ben Avraham from us too!

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