Skokie Central received this lovely ark and menorahs from the Rocky Mount synagogue in North Carolina. The following is the text that our synagogue received from Sarah Fuerst after her visit to Skokie Central this past Simchat Torah. Sarah was one of Rocky Mount's long standing members who helped facilitate the sending of the ark to us.
"Jane and I were overwhelmed by our warm welcome at Skokie Central...What a wondrous congregation! The rabbi and the chazzan led a beautiful service. The symbolism of our being there on Simchat Torah was striking, The Ark and the menorahs look fabulous in their new home. I love the way the congregation used the glass cover from their old Eternal Light on the base of Rocky Mount's Eternal Light. It was a perfect way to blend the old with the new."