Sunday, December 23, 2012

Scrolls Salvaged From Synagogue Fire in 1959


"Hebert Ellis and Herman Lanfield and the scrolls they rescued from the burning Rogers Park Synagogue" 

This photo is available from ebay for 18.88. 

The small newsprint states that "Herbert Ellis (left) and Herman S. Lam (right) who risked their lives when they rushed into burning Congregation Sinai of Rogers Park synagog (sic), 6905 N Sheridan Rd to bring out sacred scrolls of the Torah and other religious articles, are shown with the Torahs in the Landfield home at 6919 N Sheridan Rd. Three other passerby aided them in bringing out the articles before firemen arrived to put out the fire." June 15th 1959.

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