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

20th century

Maroon velvet torah cover with gold fringe at the top and along the lower front hem.  Below a white satin crown, embroidered in royal blue and gold is a Decalogue flanked by two erect gold lions.  The Decalogue has pointed top edges.  Below is a white satin vase embroidered in a green floral pattern.  In the vase is a single white satin and green embroidered flower with gold vine leaves.  Embroidered in Hebrew is the name:  “Moishe Rubenstein”.      

Identifer: CJF.2009.001.192


Torah & Its Ornaments; Norwood Congregation - Congregation B'nai Avraham

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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