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Cantor, Donna Azu circles around the sanctuary with the Torah at Temple Shalom during the crowning ceremony where members of Temple Shalom congregation and people from the community write the final word on a Torah scroll on Sunday, December 8, 2013 in Naples. After the temple's 50th anniversary, about a year ago, Temple Shalom decided to write a Torah. A Torah is a scroll in which the Five Books of Moses are written. The stories of Moses' life in Torah are read each year.

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Cantor, Donna Azu circles around the sanctuary with the Torah at Temple Shalom during the crowning ceremony where members of Temple Shalom congregation and people from the community write the final word on a Torah scroll on Sunday, December 8, 2013 in Naples. After the temple's 50th anniversary, about a year ago, Temple Shalom decided to write a Torah. A Torah is a scroll in which the Five Books of Moses are written. The stories of Moses' life in Torah are read each year.

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Neil Heuer lifts the Torah during the crowning ceremony where members of Temple Shalom congregation and people from the community write the final word on a Torah scroll on Sunday, December 8, 2013 in Naples. After the temple's 50th anniversary, about a year ago, Temple Shalom decided to write a Torah. A Torah is a scroll in which the Five Books of Moses are written. The stories of Moses' life in Torah are read each year.
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Director of Religious School Caren Plotkin, center, Rabbi Levi Selwyn, off right, and Seyla Cohen, off left, write a letter on a Torah at Temple Shalom during the crowning ceremony where members of Temple Shalom congregation and people from the community write the final word on a Torah scroll on Sunday, December 8, 2013 in Naples. After the temple's 50th anniversary, about a year ago, Temple Shalom decided to write a Torah. A Torah is a scroll in which the Five Books of Moses are written. The stories of Moses' life in Torah are read each year.
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Members of Temple Shalom congregation and people from the community write the final word on a Torah scroll during the crowning ceremony on Sunday, December 8, 2013 in Naples. After the temple's 50th anniversary, about a year ago, Temple Shalom decided to write a Torah. A Torah is a scroll in which the Five Books of Moses are written. The stories of Moses' life in Torah are read each year.
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Paul Dorio holds his daughter Ava Dorio while Religious School students follow the Torah as someone circles it around the sanctuary at Temple Shalom during the crowning ceremony where members of Temple Shalom congregation and people from the community write the final word on a Torah scroll on Sunday, December 8, 2013 in Naples. After the temple's 50th anniversary, about a year ago, Temple Shalom decided to write a Torah. A Torah is a scroll in which the Five Books of Moses are written. The stories of Moses' life in Torah are read each year.
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Alex Samuel waves to a member of the audience as he and the other Religious School students sing at Temple Shalom during the crowning ceremony where members of Temple Shalom congregation and people from the community write the final word on a Torah scroll on Sunday, December 8, 2013 in Naples. After the temple's 50th anniversary, about a year ago, Temple Shalom decided to write a Torah. A Torah is a scroll in which the Five Books of Moses are written. The stories of Moses' life in Torah are read each year.
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Cantor, Donna Azu circles around the sanctuary with the Torah at Temple Shalom during the crowning ceremony where members of Temple Shalom congregation and people from the community write the final word on a Torah scroll on Sunday, December 8, 2013 in Naples. After the temple's 50th anniversary, about a year ago, Temple Shalom decided to write a Torah. A Torah is a scroll in which the Five Books of Moses are written. The stories of Moses' life in Torah are read each year.
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Members of Temple Shalom congregation and people from the community write the final word on a Torah scroll during the crowning ceremony on Sunday, December 8, 2013 in Naples. After the temple's 50th anniversary, about a year ago, Temple Shalom decided to write a Torah. A Torah is a scroll in which the Five Books of Moses are written. The stories of Moses' life in Torah are read each year.
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Michael Rubner makes the first circle around the sanctuary with the Torah at Temple Shalom during the crowning ceremony where members of Temple Shalom congregation and people from the community write the final word on a Torah scroll on Sunday, December 8, 2013 in Naples. After the temple's 50th anniversary, about a year ago, Temple Shalom decided to write a Torah. A Torah is a scroll in which the Five Books of Moses are written. The stories of Moses' life in Torah are read each year.
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Michael Rubner makes the first circle around the sanctuary with the Torah at Temple Shalom during the crowning ceremony where members of Temple Shalom congregation and people from the community write the final word on a Torah scroll on Sunday, December 8, 2013 in Naples. After the temple's 50th anniversary, about a year ago, Temple Shalom decided to write a Torah. A Torah is a scroll in which the Five Books of Moses are written. The stories of Moses' life in Torah are read each year.
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Members of Temple Shalom wrap the Torah with patches made by those who helped write it during the crowning ceremony where members of Temple Shalom congregation and people from the community write the final word on a Torah scroll on Sunday, December 8, 2013 in Naples. After the temple's 50th anniversary, about a year ago, Temple Shalom decided to write a Torah. A Torah is a scroll in which the Five Books of Moses are written. The stories of Moses' life in Torah are read each year.
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Rabbi Levi Selwyn makes the final circle around the sanctuary with the Torah at Temple Shalom during the crowning ceremony where members of Temple Shalom congregation and people from the community write the final word on a Torah scroll on Sunday, December 8, 2013 in Naples. After the temple's 50th anniversary, about a year ago, Temple Shalom decided to write a Torah. A Torah is a scroll in which the Five Books of Moses are written. The stories of Moses' life in Torah are read each year.
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Paul Dorio leans over to his daughter, Ava Dorio at Temple Shalom during the crowning ceremony where members of Temple Shalom congregation and people from the community write the final word on a Torah scroll on Sunday, December 8, 2013 in Naples. After the temple's 50th anniversary, about a year ago, Temple Shalom decided to write a Torah. A Torah is a scroll in which the Five Books of Moses are written. The stories of Moses' life in Torah are read each year.
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While singing with the Naples Klezmer revival Band, Jane Galler, right, dances at Temple Shalom during the crowning ceremony where members of Temple Shalom congregation and people from the community write the final word on a Torah scroll on Sunday, December 8, 2013 in Naples. After the temple's 50th anniversary, about a year ago, Temple Shalom decided to write a Torah. A Torah is a scroll in which the Five Books of Moses are written. The stories of Moses' life in Torah are read each year.

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