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Torah         is         the         prized         inheritance        of         the         Jewish         people.         It         moves,        motivates,         and         unites         us         as         a        nation.         For      3,000         years         we         have        learned      to      live      our      lives      through     the          teachings,          guidance          and       message      of      Torah.      We   search      for     new        ways        to        bring        ourselves      closer      to      it.      At      Sofer      On      Site,      we     are      honored      to      provide      beautiful STa’M        of        the        highest        Halachic      standards,      while      bringing      Torah’s     timeless        messages        to        you,        and      inspire generations to come.
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Friday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Weekend Closed
Address: 991 North Miami Beach Blvd. N. Miami Beach, FL 33162 Phone: 305-770-3481 Fax: 305-770-4204 Toll-free: 1-877-HASOFER (427-6337) Email: info@soferonsite.com
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Member of Temple Beth Sholom, Santa Ana, CA The   gates   of   heaven   opened   for   me   as   I   fulfilled   God’s   three   commandments   –   married   under   the   chuppah,   Bat   Mitzvah and wrote in Torah. Your prayer is answered. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Member of Temple Beth Sholom, Santa Ana, CA This was a wonderful afternoon to spend with our four generations learning and writing in our Czech Torah. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Member of Temple Beth Sholom, Santa Ana, CA Thank   you   so   much   for   this   once   in   a   lifetime   opportunity.   It   feels   amazing   to   be   able   to   do   the   mitzvah   of   writing   in   the Torah. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Kevin Glaser - Temple Beth Sholom, Santa Ana, CA In   memory   of   my   grandparents,   Fred   &   Frances   Glaser   who   survived   the   Holocaust   and   to   my   family   and   others who lost their lives. Today’s experience is for them. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Jorge, Sheri Cadence & Baby L Garcia - Temple Beth Sholom, Santa Ana, CA This   was   a   wonderful   afternoon   to   spend   with   our   four   generations   learning   and   writing   in   our   Czech   Torah.   Doing   this as an entire family will be a wonderful memory to recall for years to come. What a great opportunity and experience ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Dan Lader - Temple Beth Sholom, Santa Ana, CA Thank   you   for   offering   this   wonderful   opportunity   to   experience   a   very   unique   mitzvah.   Doing   this   with   my   son   a   year before his Bar Mitzvah made the moment even that much more special. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Paula Pitluk - Temple Beth Sholom, Santa Ana, CA The experience gave me a strong feeling of being part of the community of our Jewish people. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Shelly Wellins - Temple Beth Sholom, Santa Ana, CA This   was   so   special   to   me,   writing   a   letter   in   tour   Czech   Torah,   because   this   Torah   was   the   Torah   I   held   during   a   Friday night service after my conversion ceremony. I’ve always felt this was “my Torah”! ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Jason Wenneberg - Temple Beth Sholom, Santa Ana, CA It   was   nice   to   slow   down   and   be   a   part   of   something   with   such   history   &   meaning.   Grateful   for   the   opportunity.   Enjoyed the experience & the moments. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Rita Zipnick - Temple Beth Sholom, Santa Ana, CA This   morning,   Monday,   March   5,   2018m   was   very   interesting   &   moving   experience   for   me.   The   wonderful   women   who   I play   Canasta   with   on   Monday   afternoon   decided   to   write   a   letter   in   the   Czech   Torah   together   before   we   all   went   to   play. Scott   Singer   was   our   docent   and   was   just   wonderful   as   Scott   explained   and   led   us   thru   the   process,   the   whole experience   become   so   magical. And   to   be   with   our   close   friends   &   sharing   this   together   made   it   more   so   the   scribe   was patient,   kind   and   understanding   as   well   as   so   informed.   We   all   left   with   a   feeling   of   joy   &   Shalom.   May   God   bless   all   who had the foresight to bring this amazing gift our Temple and for all who shared this time together. With thanks and love, ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Aleta Bryant - Temple Beth Sholom, Santa Ana, CA What   a   blessing   to   be   offered   the   chance   to   fulfill   the   613   th   mitzvoth   and   to   be   able   to   renew   the   life   of   our   cherished Holocaust Torah   scroll.   It   felt   like   such   an   honor   to   be   able   to   participated   in   linking   the   past,   to   the   present,   to   the   future- and   to   physically   take   part   in   ensuring   the   survival   and   endurance   of   not   only   the   Torah   Scroll,   but   of   the   Jewish   people. Our history is truly a history of linked letters, linked lives and linked illumination of our legacy-the Torah. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Ron Charles - Temple Beth Sholom, Santa Ana, CA My   family   had   a   wonderful   experience   writing   in   the   Torah.   Rabbi   Salazar   is   very   friendly,   The   Charles   Family   -   Ron, Rebecca, Sarah Ava, Fred, Gil, Edna. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Shirley Cohen - Temple Beth Sholom, Santa Ana, CA I had a wonderful experience writing in the old Torah! I found out that name is after Miriam’s middle name. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Will Fritz - Temple Beth Sholom, Santa Ana, CA L’dor   V’dor   –   I   did   it   as   a   child   with   my   family   &   to   be   able   to   do   it   with   my   sons   is   a   life   experience   that   words   will not be able to encompass within the confines of this space. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Wendy Nevitt - Temple Beth Sholom, Santa Ana, CA My son William and I loved the opportunity to participate in this great honor. Thank you to all who made it possible. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Bonnie & Sydney Robinson - Temple Beth Sholom, Santa Ana, CA Thank   you   for   the   great   organization   and   activities   that   made   this   an   especially   meaningful   and   educational   moment.   I value this connection to our history and the people and love of the past and the promise of our future! ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Norm Rosen - Temple Beth Sholom, Santa Ana, CA Wonderful,   amazing   opportunities   like   this,   writing   a   letter   of   the   Torah,   are   rare   and   special!!   Thanks   for   making   this opportunity!! ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Michael Rubin - Temple Beth Sholom, Santa Ana, CA The Torah   writing   experience   was   deeply   meaningful-the   first   time   I   wrote   in   a Torah   scroll.   Right   now   I   feel   like   I   made   a significant   step   towards   reconnecting   with   my   Jewish   heritage-similar   to   a   recent   trip   to   Israel   &   visit   to   the   Kotel, when I was inspired for the first time to put on tefillin. Thank you for facilitating This   meaningful   step.   I   should   add   that   our   letter,   Chet,   forms   an   edifice   like   a   Mishkan   or   Temple,   linking   this   writing   of this special letter to the construction of the Mishkan/Temple-something we must do day after day.” ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Denise Stephens - Temple Beth Sholom, Santa Ana, CA I   felt   so   empowered   to   write   a   letter   in   the Torah.   I   thought   about   how   someday   my   grandchildren   would   read   from Torah and   may   be   reading   the   letter   “I”   wrote.   We   would   have   such   a   powerful   connection.   Somehow   my   life   as   woman   here   at temple will be remembered. Definitely L’dor V’dor! ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Beth & Fred Waterman - Temple Beth Sholom, Santa Ana, CA This   was   a   wonderful   experience.   I   did   it   about   12   years   ago   and   couldn’t   wait   to   do   it   again.   Rabbi   Salazar’s explanations were great. My grandson, David Levy even wrote his own “feedback”! ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Brad Wenneberg - Temple Beth Sholom, Santa Ana, CA Fun, wasn’t rushed-Everyone was in a high spirits - Good experience! ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Rita Zipnick - Temple Beth Sholom, Santa Ana, CA The   scribe   was   so   peaceful   and   made   this   experience   so   joyful.   The   committee   did   an   exceptional   job   &   everything moved smoothly. Thank you! ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Member of Temple Sinai Sarasota, FL The Rabbi gave such a lovely explanation and he was so patient with the children.  A wonderful experience! ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Eric Barash It   was   extra   meaningful   for   me   because   I   found   out   that   the   bet   is   the   first   letter   in   the   alphabet   of   the   Torah.   We   started the   conversation   out   with   it   being   my   birthday   and   my   last   name   of   Barash.   Bet,   also   for   Baruch   (Blessed).   In   ending,   I did this in memory of my beloved mother and father. I thank you, and Rabbi Salazar for this opportunity. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Marla Sofer - Peninsula Sinai Congregation, Foster City CA It   was   a   meaningful   and   positive   experience   for   our   family.   Thank   you   for   taking   time   to   speak   with   us   and   offer   learning about our letter, its significance, and relevance to our family. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Adi Magid - Peninsula Sinai Congregation, Foster City CA This   was   such   an   emotional,   moving   and   unique   experience!   It   truly   was   a   very   special   moment   and   I   felt   blessed   to have had the opportunity to share it with my kids. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Harrison Krat - Peninsula Sinai Congregation, Foster City CA It   was   truly   unique   and   remarkable   to   have   my   entire   family   participate   in   the   writing   of   a   letter   in   the Torah.   My   previous knowledge   of   Soferim   and   their   process   led   me   to   believe   it   was   reserved   for   well-trained   and   experienced   individuals only. This is a memory my older daughter will have for a lifetime. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Leah Baars - Peninsula Sinai Congregation, Foster City CA Significant   and   fun.   Excellent   Sofer   who   connected   my   letter   in   a   very   interesting   way   to   life   and   how   to   proceed.   I   also was moved by helping to write the final letter of the first word of the Torah! It doesn’t get any better than this! ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Karen Rosenfeld - Congregation Brothers of Israel, Newtown, PA It   was   very   informative.   The   Sofer   was   patient,   knowledgeable,   warm   and   made   each   family/member   fulfilling   the mitzvah special. It was a great event!
CONTACT INFO
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Torah         is         the         prized         inheritance         of         the         Jewish        people.         It         moves,         motivates,         and         unites         us         as        a         nation.         For      3,000         years         we         have         learned      to     live      our      lives      through      the      teachings,      guidance     and      message      of      Torah.      We   search      for      new      ways     to      bring      ourselves      closer      to      it.      At      Sofer      On      Site,     we      are      honored      to      provide      beautiful   STa’M      of      the     highest      Halachic      standards,      while      bringing      Torah’s     timeless          messages          to          you,          and          inspire generations to come.
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Friday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Weekend Closed
Address: 991 North Miami Beach Blvd. N. Miami Beach, FL 33162 Phone: 305-770-3481 Fax: 305-770-4204 Toll-free: 1-877-HASOFER (427-6337) Email: info@soferonsite.com
All Because of One Letter Inspiring personal accounts of Torah scribing.
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Member of Temple Beth Sholom, Santa Ana, CA The   gates   of   heaven   opened   for   me   as   I   fulfilled   God’s   three commandments   –   married   under   the   chuppah,   Bat   Mitzvah and wrote in Torah. Your prayer is answered. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Member of Temple Beth Sholom, Santa Ana, CA This    was    a    wonderful    afternoon    to    spend    with    our    four generations learning and writing in our Czech Torah. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Member of Temple Beth Sholom, Santa Ana, CA Thank   you   so   much   for   this   once   in   a   lifetime   opportunity.   It feels   amazing   to   be   able   to   do   the   mitzvah   of   writing   in   the Torah. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Kevin Glaser - Temple Beth Sholom, Santa Ana, CA In   memory   of   my   grandparents,   Fred   &   Frances   Glaser who   survived   the   Holocaust   and   to   my   family   and   others   who lost their lives. Today’s experience is for them. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Jorge,    Sheri    Cadence    &    Baby    L    Garcia    -    Temple    Beth Sholom, Santa Ana, CA This    was    a    wonderful    afternoon    to    spend    with    our    four generations   learning   and   writing   in   our   Czech   Torah.   Doing this   as   an   entire   family   will   be   a   wonderful   memory   to   recall   for years to come. What a great opportunity and experience ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Dan Lader - Temple Beth Sholom, Santa Ana, CA Thank     you     for     offering     this     wonderful     opportunity     to experience   a   very   unique   mitzvah.   Doing   this   with   my   son   a year   before   his   Bar   Mitzvah   made   the   moment   even   that   much more special. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Paula Pitluk - Temple Beth Sholom, Santa Ana, CA The   experience   gave   me   a   strong   feeling   of   being   part   of   the community of our Jewish people. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Shelly Wellins - Temple Beth Sholom, Santa Ana, CA This   was   so   special   to   me,   writing   a   letter   in   tour   Czech   Torah, because   this   Torah   was   the   Torah   I   held   during   a   Friday   night service   after   my   conversion   ceremony.   I’ve   always   felt   this was “my Torah”! ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Jason Wenneberg - Temple Beth Sholom, Santa Ana, CA It   was   nice   to   slow   down   and   be   a   part   of   something   with   such history   &   meaning.   Grateful   for   the   opportunity.   Enjoyed   the experience & the moments. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Rita Zipnick - Temple Beth Sholom, Santa Ana, CA This   morning,   Monday,   March   5,   2018m   was   very   interesting &   moving   experience   for   me. The   wonderful   women   who   I   play Canasta   with   on   Monday   afternoon   decided   to   write   a   letter   in the   Czech   Torah   together   before   we   all   went   to   play.   Scott Singer    was    our    docent    and    was    just    wonderful    as    Scott explained   and   led   us   thru   the   process,   the   whole   experience become   so   magical. And   to   be   with   our   close   friends   &   sharing this   together   made   it   more   so   the   scribe   was   patient,   kind   and understanding   as   well   as   so   informed.   We   all   left   with   a   feeling of   joy   &   Shalom.   May   God   bless   all   who   had   the   foresight   to bring   this   amazing   gift   our   Temple   and   for   all   who   shared   this time together. With thanks and love, ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Aleta Bryant - Temple Beth Sholom, Santa Ana, CA What   a   blessing   to   be   offered   the   chance   to   fulfill   the   613   th mitzvoth   and   to   be   able   to   renew   the   life   of   our   cherished Holocaust   Torah   scroll.   It   felt   like   such   an   honor   to   be   able   to participated   in   linking   the   past,   to   the   present,   to   the   future- and    to    physically    take    part    in    ensuring    the    survival    and endurance   of   not   only   the   Torah   Scroll,   but   of   the   Jewish people.   Our   history   is   truly   a   history   of   linked   letters,   linked lives and linked illumination of our legacy-the Torah. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Ron Charles - Temple Beth Sholom, Santa Ana, CA My   family   had   a   wonderful   experience   writing   in   the   Torah. Rabbi    Salazar    is    very    friendly,   The    Charles    Family    -    Ron, Rebecca, Sarah Ava, Fred, Gil, Edna. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Shirley Cohen - Temple Beth Sholom, Santa Ana, CA I   had   a   wonderful   experience   writing   in   the   old   Torah!   I   found out that name is after Miriam’s middle name. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Will Fritz - Temple Beth Sholom, Santa Ana, CA L’dor   V’dor   –   I   did   it   as   a   child   with   my   family   &   to   be   able to   do   it   with   my   sons   is   a   life   experience   that   words   will   not   be able to encompass within the confines of this space. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Wendy Nevitt - Temple Beth Sholom, Santa Ana, CA My   son   William   and   I   loved   the   opportunity   to   participate   in this great honor. Thank you to all who made it possible. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Bonnie   &   Sydney   Robinson   -   Temple   Beth   Sholom,   Santa Ana, CA Thank   you   for   the   great   organization   and   activities   that   made this   an   especially   meaningful   and   educational   moment.   I   value this   connection   to   our   history   and   the   people   and   love   of   the past and the promise of our future! ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Norm Rosen - Temple Beth Sholom, Santa Ana, CA Wonderful,   amazing   opportunities   like   this,   writing   a   letter   of the    Torah,    are    rare    and    special!!    Thanks    for    making    this opportunity!! ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Michael Rubin - Temple Beth Sholom, Santa Ana, CA The   Torah   writing   experience   was   deeply   meaningful-the   first time   I   wrote   in   a   Torah   scroll.   Right   now   I   feel   like   I   made   a significant   step   towards   reconnecting   with   my   Jewish   heritage- similar   to   a   recent   trip   to   Israel   &   visit   to   the   Kotel,   when   I was   inspired   for   the   first   time   to   put   on   tefillin.   Thank   you   for facilitating This   meaningful   step.   I   should   add   that   our   letter,   Chet,   forms an   edifice   like   a   Mishkan   or   Temple,   linking   this   writing   of   this special    letter    to    the    construction    of    the    Mishkan/Temple- something we must do day after day.” ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Denise Stephens - Temple Beth Sholom, Santa Ana, CA I   felt   so   empowered   to   write   a   letter   in   the   Torah.   I   thought about   how   someday   my   grandchildren   would   read   from   Torah and   may   be   reading   the   letter   “I”   wrote.   We   would   have   such   a powerful    connection.    Somehow    my    life    as    woman    here    at temple will be remembered. Definitely L’dor V’dor! ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Beth   &   Fred   Waterman   -   Temple   Beth   Sholom,   Santa   Ana, CA This   was   a   wonderful   experience.   I   did   it   about   12   years   ago and   couldn’t   wait   to   do   it   again.   Rabbi   Salazar’s   explanations were   great.   My   grandson,   David   Levy   even   wrote   his   own “feedback”! ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Brad Wenneberg - Temple Beth Sholom, Santa Ana, CA Fun,   wasn’t   rushed-Everyone   was   in   a   high   spirits   -   Good experience! ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Rita Zipnick - Temple Beth Sholom, Santa Ana, CA The   scribe   was   so   peaceful   and   made   this   experience   so joyful.    The    committee    did    an    exceptional    job    &    everything moved smoothly. Thank you! ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Member of Temple Sinai Sarasota, FL The   Rabbi   gave   such   a   lovely   explanation   and   he   was   so patient with the children.  A wonderful experience! ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Eric Barash It   was   extra   meaningful   for   me   because   I   found   out   that   the bet   is   the   first   letter   in   the   alphabet   of   the   Torah.   We   started the   conversation   out   with   it   being   my   birthday   and   my   last name   of   Barash.   Bet,   also   for   Baruch   (Blessed).   In   ending,   I did   this   in   memory   of   my   beloved   mother   and   father.   I   thank you, and Rabbi Salazar for this opportunity. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Marla   Sofer   -   Peninsula   Sinai   Congregation,   Foster   City CA It   was   a   meaningful   and   positive   experience   for   our   family. Thank   you   for   taking   time   to   speak   with   us   and   offer   learning about our letter, its significance, and relevance to our family. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Adi Magid - Peninsula Sinai Congregation, Foster City CA This   was   such   an   emotional,   moving   and   unique   experience!   It truly   was   a   very   special   moment   and   I   felt   blessed   to   have   had the opportunity to share it with my kids. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Harrison   Krat   -   Peninsula   Sinai   Congregation,   Foster   City CA It   was   truly   unique   and   remarkable   to   have   my   entire   family participate   in   the   writing   of   a   letter   in   the   Torah.   My   previous knowledge   of   Soferim   and   their   process   led   me   to   believe   it was    reserved    for    well-trained    and    experienced    individuals only.   This   is   a   memory   my   older   daughter   will   have   for   a lifetime. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Leah   Baars   -   Peninsula   Sinai   Congregation,   Foster   City CA Significant   and   fun.   Excellent   Sofer   who   connected   my   letter in   a   very   interesting   way   to   life   and   how   to   proceed.   I   also   was moved   by   helping   to   write   the   final   letter   of   the   first   word   of   the Torah! It doesn’t get any better than this! ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Karen     Rosenfeld     -     Congregation     Brothers     of     Israel, Newtown, PA It      was      very      informative.      The      Sofer      was      patient, knowledgeable,   warm   and   made   each   family/member   fulfilling the mitzvah special. It was a great event!
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SOFER ON SITE INTERNATIONAL
Torah         is         the         prized         inheritance         of         the         Jewish         people.         It        moves,         motivates,         and         unites         us         as         a         nation.         For      3,000         years        we         have         learned      to      live      our      lives      through      the      teachings,      guidance     and      message      of      Torah.      We   search      for      new      ways      to      bring      ourselves     closer      to      it.      At      Sofer      On      Site,      we      are      honored      to      provide      beautiful STa’M      of      the      highest      Halachic      standards,      while      bringing      Torah’s     timeless  messages  to  you,  and  inspire generations to come.
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Friday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Weekend Closed
991 North Miami Beach Blvd. N. Miami Beach, FL 33162 Phone: 305-770-3481 Fax: 305-770-4204 Toll-free: 1-877-HASOFER (427-6337) Email: info@soferonsite.com
All Because of One Letter Inspiring personal accounts of Torah scribing.
Scribing Testimonials Have a story to share? Click here
Member of Temple Beth Sholom, Santa Ana, CA The   gates   of   heaven   opened   for   me   as   I   fulfilled   God’s   three   commandments   married    under    the    chuppah,    Bat    Mitzvah    and    wrote    in    Torah.    Your    prayer    is answered. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Member of Temple Beth Sholom, Santa Ana, CA This   was   a   wonderful   afternoon   to   spend   with   our   four   generations   learning   and writing in our Czech Torah. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Member of Temple Beth Sholom, Santa Ana, CA Thank   you   so   much   for   this   once   in   a   lifetime   opportunity.   It   feels   amazing   to   be   able to do the mitzvah of writing in the Torah. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Kevin Glaser - Temple Beth Sholom, Santa Ana, CA In    memory    of    my    grandparents,    Fred    &    Frances    Glaser    who    survived    the Holocaust   and   to   my   family   and   others   who   lost   their   lives.   Today’s   experience   is   for them. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Jorge, Sheri Cadence & Baby L Garcia - Temple Beth Sholom, Santa Ana, CA This   was   a   wonderful   afternoon   to   spend   with   our   four   generations   learning   and writing   in   our   Czech Torah.   Doing   this   as   an   entire   family   will   be   a   wonderful   memory to recall for years to come. What a great opportunity and experience ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Dan Lader - Temple Beth Sholom, Santa Ana, CA Thank    you    for    offering    this    wonderful    opportunity    to    experience    a    very    unique mitzvah.   Doing   this   with   my   son   a   year   before   his   Bar   Mitzvah   made   the   moment even that much more special. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Paula Pitluk - Temple Beth Sholom, Santa Ana, CA The   experience   gave   me   a   strong   feeling   of   being   part   of   the   community   of   our Jewish people. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Shelly Wellins - Temple Beth Sholom, Santa Ana, CA This   was   so   special   to   me,   writing   a   letter   in   tour   Czech   Torah,   because   this   Torah was   the Torah   I   held   during   a   Friday   night   service   after   my   conversion   ceremony.   I’ve always felt this was “my Torah”! ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Jason Wenneberg - Temple Beth Sholom, Santa Ana, CA It   was   nice   to   slow   down   and   be   a   part   of   something   with   such   history   &   meaning. Grateful for the opportunity. Enjoyed the experience & the moments. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Rita Zipnick - Temple Beth Sholom, Santa Ana, CA This   morning,   Monday,   March   5,   2018m   was   very   interesting   &   moving   experience for   me. The   wonderful   women   who   I   play   Canasta   with   on   Monday   afternoon   decided to   write   a   letter   in   the   Czech   Torah   together   before   we   all   went   to   play.   Scott   Singer was   our   docent   and   was   just   wonderful   as   Scott   explained   and   led   us   thru   the process,   the   whole   experience   become   so   magical.   And   to   be   with   our   close   friends &    sharing    this    together    made    it    more    so    the    scribe    was    patient,    kind    and understanding   as   well   as   so   informed.   We   all   left   with   a   feeling   of   joy   &   Shalom.   May God   bless   all   who   had   the   foresight   to   bring   this   amazing   gift   our   Temple   and   for   all who shared this time together. With thanks and love, ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Aleta Bryant - Temple Beth Sholom, Santa Ana, CA What   a   blessing   to   be   offered   the   chance   to   fulfill   the   613   th   mitzvoth   and   to   be   able to   renew   the   life   of   our   cherished   Holocaust   Torah   scroll.   It   felt   like   such   an   honor   to be    able    to    participated    in    linking    the    past,    to    the    present,    to    the    future-and    to physically   take   part   in   ensuring   the   survival   and   endurance   of   not   only   the   Torah Scroll,   but   of   the   Jewish   people.   Our   history   is   truly   a   history   of   linked   letters,   linked lives and linked illumination of our legacy-the Torah. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Ron Charles - Temple Beth Sholom, Santa Ana, CA My   family   had   a   wonderful   experience   writing   in   the   Torah.   Rabbi   Salazar   is   very friendly, The Charles Family - Ron, Rebecca, Sarah Ava, Fred, Gil, Edna. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Shirley Cohen - Temple Beth Sholom, Santa Ana, CA I   had   a   wonderful   experience   writing   in   the   old   Torah!   I   found   out   that   name   is   after Miriam’s middle name. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Will Fritz - Temple Beth Sholom, Santa Ana, CA L’dor   V’dor   –   I   did   it   as   a   child   with   my   family   &   to   be   able   to   do   it   with   my   sons is   a   life   experience   that   words   will   not   be   able   to   encompass   within   the   confines   of this space. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Wendy Nevitt - Temple Beth Sholom, Santa Ana, CA My   son   William   and   I   loved   the   opportunity   to   participate   in   this   great   honor.   Thank you to all who made it possible. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Bonnie & Sydney Robinson - Temple Beth Sholom, Santa Ana, CA Thank   you   for   the   great   organization   and   activities   that   made   this   an   especially meaningful   and   educational   moment.   I   value   this   connection   to   our   history   and   the people and love of the past and the promise of our future! ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Norm Rosen - Temple Beth Sholom, Santa Ana, CA Wonderful,   amazing   opportunities   like   this,   writing   a   letter   of   the   Torah,   are   rare   and special!! Thanks for making this opportunity!! ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Michael Rubin - Temple Beth Sholom, Santa Ana, CA The   Torah   writing   experience   was   deeply   meaningful-the   first   time   I   wrote   in   a   Torah scroll.   Right   now   I   feel   like   I   made   a   significant   step   towards   reconnecting   with   my Jewish   heritage-similar   to   a   recent   trip   to   Israel   &   visit   to   the   Kotel,   when   I   was inspired for the first time to put on tefillin. Thank you for facilitating This   meaningful   step.   I   should   add   that   our   letter,   Chet,   forms   an   edifice   like   a Mishkan   or   Temple,   linking   this   writing   of   this   special   letter   to   the   construction   of   the Mishkan/Temple-something we must do day after day.” ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Denise Stephens - Temple Beth Sholom, Santa Ana, CA I   felt   so   empowered   to   write   a   letter   in   the   Torah.   I   thought   about   how   someday   my grandchildren   would   read   from   Torah   and   may   be   reading   the   letter   “I”   wrote.   We would   have   such   a   powerful   connection.   Somehow   my   life   as   woman   here   at   temple will be remembered. Definitely L’dor V’dor! ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Beth & Fred Waterman - Temple Beth Sholom, Santa Ana, CA This   was   a   wonderful   experience.   I   did   it   about   12   years   ago   and   couldn’t   wait   to   do it   again.   Rabbi   Salazar’s   explanations   were   great.   My   grandson,   David   Levy   even wrote his own “feedback”! ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Brad Wenneberg - Temple Beth Sholom, Santa Ana, CA Fun, wasn’t rushed-Everyone was in a high spirits - Good experience! ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Rita Zipnick - Temple Beth Sholom, Santa Ana, CA The   scribe   was   so   peaceful   and   made   this   experience   so   joyful.   The   committee   did an exceptional job & everything moved smoothly. Thank you! ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Member of Temple Sinai Sarasota, FL The   Rabbi   gave   such   a   lovely   explanation   and   he   was   so   patient   with   the   children.     A wonderful experience! ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Eric Barash It   was   extra   meaningful   for   me   because   I   found   out   that   the   bet   is   the   first   letter   in   the alphabet   of   the   Torah.   We   started   the   conversation   out   with   it   being   my   birthday   and my   last   name   of   Barash.   Bet,   also   for   Baruch   (Blessed).   In   ending,   I   did   this   in memory   of   my   beloved   mother   and   father.   I   thank   you,   and   Rabbi   Salazar   for   this opportunity. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Marla Sofer - Peninsula Sinai Congregation, Foster City CA It   was   a   meaningful   and   positive   experience   for   our   family.   Thank   you   for   taking   time to   speak   with   us   and   offer   learning   about   our   letter,   its   significance,   and   relevance   to our family. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Adi Magid - Peninsula Sinai Congregation, Foster City CA This   was   such   an   emotional,   moving   and   unique   experience!   It   truly   was   a   very special   moment   and   I   felt   blessed   to   have   had   the   opportunity   to   share   it   with   my kids. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Harrison Krat - Peninsula Sinai Congregation, Foster City CA It   was   truly   unique   and   remarkable   to   have   my   entire   family   participate   in   the   writing of   a   letter   in   the   Torah.   My   previous   knowledge   of   Soferim   and   their   process   led   me to   believe   it   was   reserved   for   well-trained   and   experienced   individuals   only.   This   is   a memory my older daughter will have for a lifetime. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Leah Baars - Peninsula Sinai Congregation, Foster City CA Significant   and   fun.   Excellent   Sofer   who   connected   my   letter   in   a   very   interesting way   to   life   and   how   to   proceed.   I   also   was   moved   by   helping   to   write   the   final   letter   of the first word of the Torah! It doesn’t get any better than this! ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Karen Rosenfeld - Congregation Brothers of Israel, Newtown, PA It   was   very   informative.   The   Sofer   was   patient,   knowledgeable,   warm   and   made each family/member fulfilling the mitzvah special. It was a great event!
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