The writing of the first Torah scroll was completed on Hebrew day of the 20th Av 5741 (August 20, 1981)--the anniversary of the passing Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Schneerson, of righteous memory, the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson's, of righteous memory, father,. The writing of the last letters took place in a special ceremony in the Tzemach Tzedek synagogue in Jerusalem's Old City, followed by a huge celebration at the Western Wall, a short distance away.

The Rebbe sent a personal representative to the celebration—the late Rabbi Zalman Shimon Dworkin. Rabbi Dworkin was given the honor of writing the last letter in the first Sefer Torah and the first letter in the second one. Rabbi Dworkin brought 1,200 dollars from the Rebbe, which was to be used towards the writing, the ink, and the parchment of the Sefer Torah. The Rebbe also paid for two mantles of white and blue and sent a separate amount of money for charity. The Rebbe also sent Rabbi Dworkin with a bottle of vodka which had been sent to the Rebbe from a farbrengen in Russia.

The celebration was attended by tens of thousands of men, women, and children. Many leading rabbis, chassidic rebbes and yeshivah heads also participated in the celebration. The new Sefer Torah was carried in a joyful procession to the Western Wall before being brought back to its permanent home in the "Tzemach Tzedek" Shul.

The highlight of the celebration was a live broadcast, from New York, of a farbrengen marking the Yahrtzeit of the Rebbe's father, Rabbi Levi Yitzchok Schneerson. The Rebbe spoke about the newly completed Sefer Torah, saying that writing the Children's Sefer Torah greatly added to unity and peace among the Jewish people. This is because Torah is the uniting factor among all Jews, including those whose connection to it is seemingly very distant. In a later talk the Rebbe emphasized that true peace in the world is accomplished through the unity achieved by the writing of the Children's Sefer Torah, which is permanently located in Jerusalem's Old City.