As two Cherry Hill, NJ, synagogues unified into a single congregation, The Lubetkin Media Companies coordinated video production for a documentary depicting the historic march of five Torah scrolls from the campus of the former Congregation M’kor Shalom to the new home of the combined Congregation Kol Ami in the former campus of Temple Emanuel, at the corner of Springdale Road and Kresson Avenue.
After a closing ceremony at the Evesham Road campus of Congregation M’kor Shalom, more than 200 members of the synagogue took turns carrying the five scrolls, containing the five Books of Moses, about 2.5 miles from the M’kor Shalom building.
Along the way, members of other synagogues, cantors, rabbis, and well-wishers greeted the marchers.
You can watch the complete video including ceremonies at both synagogue buildings and interviews with Congregation Kol Ami clergy, leaders and members, in the player below. The video includes closed-captioning for the deaf or people with a hearing loss. Click the “CC” button on the video player to activate closed-captions.
You can watch a shorter version of the video that doesn’t include the ceremonies here.
LMC Managing Partner Steve Lubetkin handled principal videography, with video support from Michael Fox, and still photography by Ken Romm and Steve Ehrlich, all long-time members of the newly formed Congregation Kol Ami. (Steve Ehrlich photo)
LMC also produced a music video slideshow montage based on still images made by Ken Romm and Steve Ehrlich. You can watch that slideshow in the player below.