[Video and photos below.] Yesterday, a tremendous crowd gathered for a Hachnosas Sefer Torah l’illui nishmas Rav Shimon Newhouse zt”l. Reb Shimon was a renowned mechanech and baal chessed who perpetuated the legacy of his illustrious parents in running Camp Bais Yaakov for decades according to the standards and hashkafos set forth by them. His chashivus for Torah has carried over to the next generation, with Reb Shimon’s children serving in prominent positions in their respective communities as bnei Torah and baalei chesed.
The kesivas ha’osiyos was held yesterday at the Newhouse home on Madison Avenue in Lakewood, NJ, and the Sefer Torah was then danced down Forest Avenue to the minyan of Rav Yaakov Forchheimer. A seudas mitzvah, with divrei zikaron, followed at the Chevrah Lomdei Torah hall on Fifth Street in Lakewood.
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