White Velvet Torah Cover from Congregation B’nai Avraham (Cincinnati, OH)

20th century

White velvet torah cover with white satin Decalogue flanked by two erect gold lions.  Blue and gold thread embroidery.  Below the Decalogue, which has a rounded upper edge, is an appliquéd purple velvet vase from which a single purple flower and two vines extend.  Embroidered at the bottom in Hebrew is the name:  “Yehoshua Kaplan.”

Identifer: CJF.2009.001.191


Northern Hills Synagogue (Congregation B'Nai Avraham); Torah & Its Ornaments

University of Cincinnati Hillel Collection

Also known as the Norwood Shul, B’nai Avraham was established as an orthodox synagogue in 1913.  A year later, it was incorporated and moved to a simple wood frame building on Hopkins Avenue.

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