Ohr HaTorah ends 15-year trip in a walk down Barrington to a new home


It was a sight Mar Vista doesn’t see every day a guitar-studded procession of more than 100 Jewish revelers marching jubilantly down South Barrington Avenue with five Torah scrolls.

Members of Ohr HaTorah synagogue, which until this month held services at a church in West Los Angeles, donned sun hats and sneakers Aug. 8 to carry their Torahs south to the congregation’s new location and first permanent home on Venice Boulevard.

The walk was only 2.8 miles, but the journey was 15 years in the making.

“We finally have a place that feels like home,” said Meirav Finley, who ” alt=”ALTTEXT” width=”550″ height=”491″ />