Jewish community members in Palm Beach County, Fla., and its environs celebrated the dedication of a new Torah scroll at the Chabad Jewish Center in Greenacres.

Velvel Lozynskyy, a study partner of Chabad-Lubavitch Rabbi Mendy Rosenfeld, co-director with wife Leah Rosenfeld of the synagogue and community center, donated the scroll, which will take nearly a year to complete. Rabbi Moshe Klein, a ritual scribe from Brooklyn, N.Y., was on hand for the occasion, which saw attendees fill the first of the scroll's 304,805 letters.

"It's such an exciting occasion," Lake Worth resident Megan Wiston told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel."I wanted my kids to see how they write the Torah as they had for thousands of years."