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May Edward Bromberg - Southwest Orlando JC, Orlando FL The   closing   ceremony   went   quite   well.      One   of   the   families   sponsoring   the   Torah   lives   in   the   New   York   area   and   they came   with   a   total   of   about   fifteen   children!   Their   spouses   and   grandchildren   all   had   an   opportunity   to   fill   in   a   letter.   The feedback   of   the   interaction   with   Rabbi   Salazar   was   extremely   positive   and   inspirational.   We   were   very   happy   working with Sofer-on-Site, and would recommend Sofer-on-Site to other congregations.  ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Jennifer Griffith - Weprin Congregation Beth Israel, Portland OR Fabulous   experience!   Our   letter   was   “Tav”.   Our   writing   moment   occurred   on   Mother’s   Day,   so   what   a   lovely   way   to celebrate me and my wonderful children :) ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Tony and Bianca Urdes - Congregation Beth Israel, Portland OR The   entire   experience   was   amazing.   Letter   Shin:   Shin   is   also   the   first   letter   of   the   name   of   our   daughter   -   Shira! And   we learned more: Shin Hebrew Meaning –21st Letter of the Hebrew Alphabet Shin,   the   21st   Hebrew   letter   is   the   letter   of   fire   and   transformation.   Shin   literally   means   tooth   and   its   shape   is   3   branches of   flame.   These   are   the   3   pillars   of   the   tree   of   life,   reaching   high   like   flames,   purifying   and   changing   the   condition   of   our lives,   teaching   us   to   become   aligned   with   the   Whole   of   Creation.   It   also   represents   the   right   and   left   extreme   opposites and the requirement to balance them by following the central pillar, the middle way. Both   the   tooth   and   fire   meanings   of   Shin   refer   to   it   as   a   process   of   transformation,   breaking   down,   grinding   into   particles, building   anew,   cooking,   the   firing   of   a   clay   pot   into   a   form.   The   whole   process   of   transformation,   healing,   breaking   and restoring.   The   fire   also   represents   the   unchangeable,   the   unmovable,   and   thus   is   a   symbol   of   divine   power.   The   spirit constantly   transforms   the   matter,   yet   remains   unchanged   itself.   Matter   changes   constantly,   yet   the   spirit   within   does   not change,   so   all   of   life   is   a   process   of   learning   to   align   with   that   unchangeable   essence.   Shin   is   the   flame   of   the   spirit, which we must keep always burning within us. Finally,   the   Shin   teaches   us   balance.   It   is   composed   of   3   Vavs,   the   3   pillars   of   the   tree   of   life.   The   right   pillar   is   of kindness   and   mercy,   the   left   of   strict   justice   and   truth.   The   world   cannot   continue   without   both,   so   we   must   balance between the two. In all aspects of life, we must find the middle way between the opposites and extremes. Our family was thrilled to preserve and write the letter Shin. Toda Raba! ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Scott Sherman - Home Visit, Congregation Shir Ha’ma’alot Irvine, CA Thank   you   both   for   a   truly   wonderful   experience   -   it's   already   on   Facebook   apparently.      While   it   is   a   mitzvah,   it   is   also   a truly   great   honor   to   have   had   you   both   and   the   Torah   in   our   home.      I   am   deeply   moved   and   awed   by   the   experience.     And   yes,   Karen   and   my   grandparents,   and   Karen's   dad   are   smiling   this   evening.      Now,   if   we   could   get   those   grandkids to do their work!  :) Scott PS - Rabbi Cohen has pronounced your both very fine people! Click here to view photos ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Mickey Gubman - Congregation Shir Ha’ma’alot Irvine, CA Letter   “Lamed”   -   What   a   moving   experience!   Wendy   and   I   both   knew   that   we   would   come   away   feeling   great,   but   never realized how much this experience touched us deep inside our souls. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Matthew Martinez - Congregation Shir Ha’ma’alot Irvine, CA This   was   a   wonderful   experience.   I   appreciated   not   only   writing   the   letter   in   the   Torah,   but   the   different   stations   that helped make the actual writing itself very meaningful. Thank you! ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Andrew Lewis - Congregation Shir Ha’ma’alot Irvine, CA Enjoyable   experience   for   the   entire   family   including   a   4   and   10-year-old.      Meaningful   to   touch   the   feather   pen   and   the Torah parchment. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Tammy Cooper - Congregation Shir Ha’ma’alot Irvine, CA I learned so much - it was a wonderful experience- so happy our Temple offered it! ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Brenda Colgate - Congregation Shir Ha’ma’alot Irvine, CA Letter   "Vav"   -   Being   with   3   generations   including   my   2-year-old   granddaughter,   understanding   the   meaning   of   our letter…   What   you   see   is   important   but   what   you   see   underneathis   even   more   important.      Learning   to   look   beyond   and be open is what we took from this. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Susan Stark - Congregation Shir Ha’ma’alot Irvine, CA It   was   a   great   experience!!   What   a   great   way   to   make   a   lasting   connection   with   our   temple.   Our   children   will   be   reading from this Torah for their B'nai Mitzvah. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Beth Carroll - Congregation Shir Ha’ma’alot Irvine, CA Loved   the   experience   of   writing   in   the   Torah   with   my   kids   and   grandchildren.   Our   family   felt   that   Rabbi   Druin   quickly understood   our   dynamics   and   picked   the   perfect   meaning   for   us:   “noon”.   We   are   constantly   in   NOON   mode,   reminding kids and adults to keep moving in life. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Jodi Baum - Congregation Shir Ha’ma’alot Irvine, CA Letter   “Heh”   -   It   was   amazing.   I   loved   being   with   my   family   and   fulfilling   this   Mitzvah!   We   learned   a   lot.   I   saw   my   children listening   intently.   I   loved   all   the   stations.   It   was   a   great   experience.   I   also   thought   the   Rabbi   was   funny   and   enjoyed   his meaningful and easy to remember and understand explanations. Thank you so much. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Howard Serbin - Congregation Shir Ha’ma’alot Irvine, CA It   was   truly   wonderful.   Interesting,   informative   and   inspirational.   Having   many   stations   and   making   them   interactive   was an excellent idea. The Rabbi scribe was amazing and personable as well. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– David Lester - Congregation Shir Ha’ma’alot Irvine, CA We   are   so   happy   that   we   participated   in   the   program.      The   short   explanation   by   the   Rabbi   of   the   Tanak   was   a   good refresher   course   and   the   Sofer   Rabbi   Druin   was   amazing.      It   was   very   inspirational   for   him   to   explain   the   word,   let   alone the   letter.     The   arts   and   crafts   afterward   were   clever   as   well. All   the   family   members   present   truly   enjoyed   the   experience and would highly recommend it to anyone else. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Candy Wener - Congregation Shir Ha’ma’alot Irvine, CA Our   family   had   an   amazing   experience.   It   was   so   well   organized   and   informative   beginning   with   Rabbi   Steinberg   giving us   a   short   introduction   and   explanation   of   what   was   going   to   take   place.   We   all   learned   a   great   deal.   The   Sofer   Rabbi Druin   was   wonderful   with   the   actual   writing   in   the   Torah   experiences.   He   explained   everything   and   was   very   uplifting.   It was a powerful experience for our family! ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Thilde Peterson - Congregation Shir Ha’ma’alot Irvine, CA It   was   a   remarkable   experience.   There   is   no   way   our   Sofer   Rabbi   Druin   could   know   that   I   just   started   grad   school   and   I was feeling very alone. The “vav” I wrote with him was in the word: Journey. That means I’m not alone on this path. I almost fell off my chair! To complete this commandment is one of the Highlights in my spiritual life. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Jann Glasser - Congregation Shir Ha’ma’alot Irvine, CA We   did   this   event   with   our   extended   family.   We   greatly   appreciated   the   attention   to   detail   and   explanations   that   the scribe Rabbi offered to make our particular letter in the Torah personally meaningful. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Irene Moff - Peninsula Sinai Congregation Foster City, CA My   family's   experience   in   writing   a   letter   with   Rabbi   Druin   was   transformative.   He   has   an   incredible   gift   of   being   able   to connect   with   the   people   in   front   of   him   in   a   way   that   helps   each   individual   relate   to   the   moment   in   a   spiritual   and meaningful   way.   Without   experiencing   it   personally,   it   is   difficult   to   understand   the   full   impact   of   filling   in   a   letter   of   the Torah in this way. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
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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.
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May   Edward   Bromberg   -   Southwest   Orlando   JC,   Orlando FL The   closing   ceremony   went   quite   well.      One   of   the   families sponsoring   the   Torah   lives   in   the   New   York   area   and   they came   with   a   total   of   about   fifteen   children!   Their   spouses   and grandchildren    all    had    an    opportunity    to    fill    in    a    letter.   The feedback   of   the   interaction   with   Rabbi   Salazar   was   extremely positive   and   inspirational.   We   were   very   happy   working   with Sofer-on-Site,   and   would   recommend   Sofer-on-Site   to   other congregations.  ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Jennifer     Griffith     -     Weprin     Congregation     Beth     Israel, Portland OR Fabulous    experience!    Our    letter    was    “Tav”.    Our    writing moment   occurred   on   Mother’s   Day,   so   what   a   lovely   way   to celebrate me and my wonderful children :) ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Tony    and    Bianca    Urdes    -    Congregation    Beth    Israel, Portland OR The   entire   experience   was   amazing.   Letter   Shin:   Shin   is   also the   first   letter   of   the   name   of   our   daughter   -   Shira!   And   we learned more: Shin Hebrew Meaning –21st Letter of the Hebrew Alphabet Shin,    the    21st    Hebrew    letter    is    the    letter    of    fire    and transformation.   Shin   literally   means   tooth   and   its   shape   is   3 branches   of   flame.   These   are   the   3   pillars   of   the   tree   of   life, reaching   high   like   flames,   purifying   and   changing   the   condition of   our   lives,   teaching   us   to   become   aligned   with   the   Whole   of Creation.    It    also    represents    the    right    and    left    extreme opposites   and   the   requirement   to   balance   them   by   following the central pillar, the middle way. Both    the    tooth    and    fire    meanings    of    Shin    refer    to    it    as    a process    of    transformation,    breaking    down,    grinding    into particles,   building   anew,   cooking,   the   firing   of   a   clay   pot   into   a form.   The   whole   process   of   transformation,   healing,   breaking and   restoring.   The   fire   also   represents   the   unchangeable,   the unmovable,   and   thus   is   a   symbol   of   divine   power.   The   spirit constantly    transforms    the    matter,    yet    remains    unchanged itself.   Matter   changes   constantly,   yet   the   spirit   within   does   not change,   so   all   of   life   is   a   process   of   learning   to   align   with   that unchangeable   essence.   Shin   is   the   flame   of   the   spirit,   which we must keep always burning within us. Finally,   the   Shin   teaches   us   balance.   It   is   composed   of   3   Vavs, the   3   pillars   of   the   tree   of   life.   The   right   pillar   is   of   kindness and   mercy,   the   left   of   strict   justice   and   truth.   The   world   cannot continue   without   both,   so   we   must   balance   between   the   two. In   all   aspects   of   life,   we   must   find   the   middle   way   between   the opposites and extremes. Our family was thrilled to preserve and write the letter Shin. Toda Raba! ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Scott      Sherman      -      Home      Visit,      Congregation      Shir Ha’ma’alot Irvine, CA Thank   you   both   for   a   truly   wonderful   experience   -   it's   already on   Facebook   apparently.      While   it   is   a   mitzvah,   it   is   also   a   truly great   honor   to   have   had   you   both   and   the   Torah   in   our   home.     I   am   deeply   moved   and   awed   by   the   experience.      And   yes, Karen   and   my   grandparents,   and   Karen's   dad   are   smiling   this evening.      Now,   if   we   could   get   those   grandkids   to   do   their work!  :) Scott PS - Rabbi Cohen has pronounced your both very fine people! Click here to view photos ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Mickey Gubman - Congregation Shir Ha’ma’alot Irvine, CA Letter   “Lamed”   -   What   a   moving   experience!   Wendy   and   I both   knew   that   we   would   come   away   feeling   great,   but   never realized   how   much   this   experience   touched   us   deep   inside   our souls. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Matthew   Martinez   -   Congregation   Shir   Ha’ma’alot   Irvine, CA This    was    a    wonderful    experience.    I    appreciated    not    only writing   the   letter   in   the   Torah,   but   the   different   stations   that helped   make   the   actual   writing   itself   very   meaningful.   Thank you! ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Andrew Lewis - Congregation Shir Ha’ma’alot Irvine, CA Enjoyable   experience   for   the   entire   family   including   a   4   and 10-year-old.      Meaningful   to   touch   the   feather   pen   and   the Torah parchment. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Tammy Cooper - Congregation Shir Ha’ma’alot Irvine, CA I   learned   so   much   -   it   was   a   wonderful   experience-   so   happy our Temple offered it! ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Brenda Colgate - Congregation Shir Ha’ma’alot Irvine, CA Letter   "Vav"   -   Being   with   3   generations   including   my   2-year-old granddaughter,    understanding    the    meaning    of    our    letter… What   you   see   is   important   but   what   you   see   underneathis even   more   important.      Learning   to   look   beyond   and   be   open   is what we took from this. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Susan Stark - Congregation Shir Ha’ma’alot Irvine, CA It   was   a   great   experience!!   What   a   great   way   to   make   a   lasting connection   with   our   temple.   Our   children   will   be   reading   from this Torah for their B'nai Mitzvah. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Beth Carroll - Congregation Shir Ha’ma’alot Irvine, CA Loved   the   experience   of   writing   in   the   Torah   with   my   kids   and grandchildren.     Our     family     felt     that     Rabbi     Druin     quickly understood   our   dynamics   and   picked   the   perfect   meaning   for us:   “noon”.   We   are   constantly   in   NOON   mode,   reminding   kids and adults to keep moving in life. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Jodi Baum - Congregation Shir Ha’ma’alot Irvine, CA Letter   “Heh”   -   It   was   amazing.   I   loved   being   with   my   family   and fulfilling   this   Mitzvah!   We   learned   a   lot.   I   saw   my   children listening    intently.    I    loved    all    the    stations.    It    was    a    great experience.   I   also   thought   the   Rabbi   was   funny   and   enjoyed his    meaningful    and    easy    to    remember    and    understand explanations. Thank you so much. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Howard Serbin - Congregation Shir Ha’ma’alot Irvine, CA It      was      truly      wonderful.      Interesting,      informative      and inspirational.     Having     many     stations     and     making     them interactive    was    an    excellent    idea.    The    Rabbi    scribe    was amazing and personable as well. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– David Lester - Congregation Shir Ha’ma’alot Irvine, CA We   are   so   happy   that   we   participated   in   the   program.      The short    explanation    by    the    Rabbi    of    the    Tanak    was    a    good refresher   course   and   the   Sofer   Rabbi   Druin   was   amazing.      It was   very   inspirational   for   him   to   explain   the   word,   let   alone   the letter.      The   arts   and   crafts   afterward   were   clever   as   well.   All the   family   members   present   truly   enjoyed   the   experience   and would highly recommend it to anyone else. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Candy Wener - Congregation Shir Ha’ma’alot Irvine, CA Our    family    had    an    amazing    experience.    It    was    so    well organized    and    informative    beginning    with    Rabbi    Steinberg giving   us   a   short   introduction   and   explanation   of   what   was going   to   take   place.   We   all   learned   a   great   deal.   The   Sofer Rabbi   Druin   was   wonderful   with   the   actual   writing   in   the   Torah experiences.   He   explained   everything   and   was   very   uplifting. It was a powerful experience for our family! ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Thilde Peterson - Congregation Shir Ha’ma’alot Irvine, CA It   was   a   remarkable   experience.   There   is   no   way   our   Sofer Rabbi   Druin   could   know   that   I   just   started   grad   school   and   I was feeling very alone. The   “vav”   I   wrote   with   him   was   in   the   word:   Journey.   That means I’m not alone on this path. I almost fell off my chair! To   complete   this   commandment   is   one   of   the   Highlights   in   my spiritual life. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Jann Glasser - Congregation Shir Ha’ma’alot Irvine, CA We    did    this    event    with    our    extended    family.    We    greatly appreciated   the   attention   to   detail   and   explanations   that   the scribe   Rabbi   offered   to   make   our   particular   letter   in   the   Torah personally meaningful. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Irene Moff - Peninsula Sinai Congregation Foster City, CA My   family's   experience   in   writing   a   letter   with   Rabbi   Druin   was transformative.    He    has    an    incredible    gift    of    being    able    to connect   with   the   people   in   front   of   him   in   a   way   that   helps each    individual    relate    to    the    moment    in    a    spiritual    and meaningful    way.    Without    experiencing    it    personally,    it    is difficult   to   understand   the   full   impact   of   filling   in   a   letter   of   the Torah in this way. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
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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.
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May Edward Bromberg - Southwest Orlando JC, Orlando FL The   closing   ceremony   went   quite   well.      One   of   the   families   sponsoring   the   Torah lives   in   the   New   York   area   and   they   came   with   a   total   of   about   fifteen   children!   Their spouses   and   grandchildren   all   had   an   opportunity   to   fill   in   a   letter.   The   feedback   of the   interaction   with   Rabbi   Salazar   was   extremely   positive   and   inspirational.   We   were very   happy   working   with   Sofer-on-Site,   and   would   recommend   Sofer-on-Site   to   other congregations.  ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Jennifer Griffith - Weprin Congregation Beth Israel, Portland OR Fabulous   experience!   Our   letter   was   “Tav”.   Our   writing   moment   occurred   on   Mother’s Day, so what a lovely way to celebrate me and my wonderful children :) ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Tony and Bianca Urdes - Congregation Beth Israel, Portland OR The   entire   experience   was   amazing.   Letter   Shin:   Shin   is   also   the   first   letter   of   the name of our daughter - Shira! And we learned more: Shin Hebrew Meaning –21st Letter of the Hebrew Alphabet Shin,   the   21st   Hebrew   letter   is   the   letter   of   fire   and   transformation.   Shin   literally means   tooth   and   its   shape   is   3   branches   of   flame.   These   are   the   3   pillars   of   the   tree of   life,   reaching   high   like   flames,   purifying   and   changing   the   condition   of   our   lives, teaching   us   to   become   aligned   with   the   Whole   of   Creation.   It   also   represents   the right   and   left   extreme   opposites   and   the   requirement   to   balance   them   by   following the central pillar, the middle way. Both   the   tooth   and   fire   meanings   of   Shin   refer   to   it   as   a   process   of   transformation, breaking   down,   grinding   into   particles,   building   anew,   cooking,   the   firing   of   a   clay   pot into   a   form.   The   whole   process   of   transformation,   healing,   breaking   and   restoring. The   fire   also   represents   the   unchangeable,   the   unmovable,   and   thus   is   a   symbol   of divine   power.   The   spirit   constantly   transforms   the   matter,   yet   remains   unchanged itself.   Matter   changes   constantly,   yet   the   spirit   within   does   not   change,   so   all   of   life   is a   process   of   learning   to   align   with   that   unchangeable   essence.   Shin   is   the   flame   of the spirit, which we must keep always burning within us. Finally,   the   Shin   teaches   us   balance.   It   is   composed   of   3   Vavs,   the   3   pillars   of   the tree   of   life.   The   right   pillar   is   of   kindness   and   mercy,   the   left   of   strict   justice   and   truth. The   world   cannot   continue   without   both,   so   we   must   balance   between   the   two.   In   all aspects of life, we must find the middle way between the opposites and extremes. Our family was thrilled to preserve and write the letter Shin. Toda Raba! ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Scott Sherman - Home Visit, Congregation Shir Ha’ma’alot Irvine, CA Thank    you    both    for    a    truly    wonderful    experience    -    it's    already    on    Facebook apparently.      While   it   is   a   mitzvah,   it   is   also   a   truly   great   honor   to   have   had   you   both and   the   Torah   in   our   home.      I   am   deeply   moved   and   awed   by   the   experience.      And yes,   Karen   and   my   grandparents,   and   Karen's   dad   are   smiling   this   evening.      Now,   if we could get those grandkids to do their work!  :) Scott PS - Rabbi Cohen has pronounced your both very fine people! Click here to view photos ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Mickey Gubman - Congregation Shir Ha’ma’alot Irvine, CA Letter   “Lamed”   -   What   a   moving   experience!   Wendy   and   I   both   knew   that   we   would come   away   feeling   great,   but   never   realized   how   much   this   experience   touched   us deep inside our souls. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Matthew Martinez - Congregation Shir Ha’ma’alot Irvine, CA This   was   a   wonderful   experience.   I   appreciated   not   only   writing   the   letter   in   the Torah,    but    the    different    stations    that    helped    make    the    actual    writing    itself    very meaningful. Thank you! ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Andrew Lewis - Congregation Shir Ha’ma’alot Irvine, CA Enjoyable   experience   for   the   entire   family   including   a   4   and   10-year-old.      Meaningful to touch the feather pen and the Torah parchment. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Tammy Cooper - Congregation Shir Ha’ma’alot Irvine, CA I learned so much - it was a wonderful experience- so happy our Temple offered it! ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Brenda Colgate - Congregation Shir Ha’ma’alot Irvine, CA Letter    "Vav"    -    Being    with    3    generations    including    my    2-year-old    granddaughter, understanding   the   meaning   of   our   letter…   What   you   see   is   important   but   what   you see   underneathis   even   more   important.      Learning   to   look   beyond   and   be   open   is what we took from this. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Susan Stark - Congregation Shir Ha’ma’alot Irvine, CA It   was   a   great   experience!!   What   a   great   way   to   make   a   lasting   connection   with   our temple. Our children will be reading from this Torah for their B'nai Mitzvah. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Beth Carroll - Congregation Shir Ha’ma’alot Irvine, CA Loved   the   experience   of   writing   in   the   Torah   with   my   kids   and   grandchildren.   Our family   felt   that   Rabbi   Druin   quickly   understood   our   dynamics   and   picked   the   perfect meaning   for   us:   “noon”.   We   are   constantly   in   NOON   mode,   reminding   kids   and adults to keep moving in life. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Jodi Baum - Congregation Shir Ha’ma’alot Irvine, CA Letter   “Heh”   -   It   was   amazing.   I   loved   being   with   my   family   and   fulfilling   this   Mitzvah! We   learned   a   lot.   I   saw   my   children   listening   intently.   I   loved   all   the   stations.   It   was   a great   experience.   I   also   thought   the   Rabbi   was   funny   and   enjoyed   his   meaningful and easy to remember and understand explanations. Thank you so much. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Howard Serbin - Congregation Shir Ha’ma’alot Irvine, CA It    was    truly    wonderful.    Interesting,    informative    and    inspirational.    Having    many stations   and   making   them   interactive   was   an   excellent   idea.   The   Rabbi   scribe   was amazing and personable as well. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– David Lester - Congregation Shir Ha’ma’alot Irvine, CA We   are   so   happy   that   we   participated   in   the   program.      The   short   explanation   by   the Rabbi   of   the   Tanak   was   a   good   refresher   course   and   the   Sofer   Rabbi   Druin   was amazing.      It   was   very   inspirational   for   him   to   explain   the   word,   let   alone   the   letter.     The   arts   and   crafts   afterward   were   clever   as   well.   All   the   family   members   present truly enjoyed the experience and would highly recommend it to anyone else. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Candy Wener - Congregation Shir Ha’ma’alot Irvine, CA Our   family   had   an   amazing   experience.   It   was   so   well   organized   and   informative beginning   with   Rabbi   Steinberg   giving   us   a   short   introduction   and   explanation   of what   was   going   to   take   place.   We   all   learned   a   great   deal.   The   Sofer   Rabbi   Druin was    wonderful    with    the    actual    writing    in    the    Torah    experiences.    He    explained everything and was very uplifting. It was a powerful experience for our family! ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Thilde Peterson - Congregation Shir Ha’ma’alot Irvine, CA It   was   a   remarkable   experience.   There   is   no   way   our   Sofer   Rabbi   Druin   could   know that I just started grad school and I was feeling very alone. The   “vav”   I   wrote   with   him   was   in   the   word:   Journey.   That   means   I’m   not   alone   on this path. I almost fell off my chair! To complete this commandment is one of the Highlights in my spiritual life. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Jann Glasser - Congregation Shir Ha’ma’alot Irvine, CA We   did   this   event   with   our   extended   family.   We   greatly   appreciated   the   attention   to detail   and   explanations   that   the   scribe   Rabbi   offered   to   make   our   particular   letter   in the Torah personally meaningful. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Irene Moff - Peninsula Sinai Congregation Foster City, CA My   family's   experience   in   writing   a   letter   with   Rabbi   Druin   was   transformative.   He has   an   incredible   gift   of   being   able   to   connect   with   the   people   in   front   of   him   in   a   way that   helps   each   individual   relate   to   the   moment   in   a   spiritual   and   meaningful   way. Without   experiencing   it   personally,   it   is   difficult   to   understand   the   full   impact   of   filling in a letter of the Torah in this way. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
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