All Because of One Letter Inspiring personal accounts of Torah scribing.
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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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Elaine Greenberg - Temple Israel - West Bloomfield MI Yud   -   It   was   a   very   emotional   and   moving   experience   for   my   husband   and   I.   The   whole   ceremony   was   beautifully planned and brought tears to our eyes. We were so glad there was a box of Kleenex on each table. We were honored to be part of the experience and would recommend that every individual should partake in the ritual. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Paula Korelitz - Temple Israel - West Bloomfield MI Dalet   -   especially   memorable   to   us   because   the   scribe   told   us   the   word   we   were   helping   to   write   had   to   do   with   memory and this was such a memorable experience. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Pamela Garron - Congregation Rodeph Sholom - Tampa, FL Our   family   has   the   letter   vav.   I've   been   an   active   member   of   our   Torah   Writing   Committee.   Our   family's   scribing experience   was   important   to   me   so   that   my   family   could   see   and   experience   first-hand   what   our   committee's   time   and efforts were being put into - a legacy that our congregation will enjoy for generations to come. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Rick Cowdrey - Temple Israel - West Bloomfield MI I   wrote   the   letter   Vav   in   the   word   V'yehi,   Chapter   1,   Verse   3,   in   the   Book   of   Genesis   (Breisheet). As   a   recent   Convert   to Judaism,   this   scribing   experience   was   especially   meaningful   to   me   as   a   new   Jew.   I   was   joined   that   day   by   my   friends who   have   chosen   Judaism   as   well,   and   we   all   participated   in   the   scribing   together.   The   day   of   the   scribing   was   a   very sunny day, and given the context of the verse "let there be light", it was quite fitting. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– James   Gottfurcht   -   Temple   Israel   -   West   Bloomfield,   Michigan Emotional ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Irving   Friedman   -   Temple   Israel   -   West   Bloomfield,   Michigan A   time   in   my   life   that   will   always   glow   in   my   heart. The   day   could   not   have   been   more   perfect   from   start   to   end   . A   lasting thought. Just one letter!!!!!! ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Vickie   Kimler   -   Temple   Israel   -   West   Bloomfield,   Michigan As   a   recently   converted   Jew,   this   experience   took   to   light   a   rare   opportunity   to   write   into,   let   alone   barely   even   read   the Torah,   in   the   language   of   its   inception,   Hebrew.   The   Sofer   explained   the   meaning   of   current   Parshah,   that   the   words would   construct,   and   the   word   that   the   vav   would   build.   The   complexity   yet   tangibility   that   the   Torah   exudes   makes   it almost multidimensional with soul gripping and awakening or soothing meditations. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Margi   and   Harry   Weinhaus   -   Temple   Israel   -   West   Bloomfield,   Michigan Not   knowing   exactly   what   to   expect,   we   found   this   experience   to   be   deeply   meaningful.   It   gave   us   an   opportunity   to   be part of the history of this Torah and of our temple. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Carol   Israel   -   Temple   Israel   -   West   Bloomfield,   Michigan The   whole   experience   was   very   moving   and   enlightening.   I   have   done   this   before   but   this   experience   was   special because   of   the   way   the   educational   stations   were   set   up   and   the   opportunity   to   participate   further   without   pressure   left us with a very warm feeling. Wrote the letter Shin, which is meaningful as it starts the word shalom. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Barbara   Berger   -   Temple   Israel   -   West   Bloomfield,   Michigan It    was    a    very    educational    and    meaningful    experience.    We    were    very    impressed    with    how    organized    the    entire experience   was   and   what   a   wonderful   learning   experience   it   was. The   volunteer   that   was   our   guide   was   great   and   made sure   we   went   to   all   the   necessary   stations.   The   Sofer   was   wonderful   and   explained   everything   and   was   able   to   make   it very meaningful for us. It was an experience we will always remember. The   letter   we   wrote   was   a   "nun"   and   this   was   meaningful   because   it   is   the   letter   that   starts   the   word   neshuma   which means   soul.   My   husband   and   I   were   dedicating   our   letter   in   memory   of   both   sets   of   parents.   The   memory   of   their   souls will be inscribed through the letter we wrote in the Torah. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Carolyn   Normandin   -   Temple   Israel   -   West   Bloomfield,   Michigan Remarkable.   Simply   remarkable.   I   wrote   a   Kauph.   The   scribe   talked   about   a   great   many   things,   but   one   thing   I remember   is   about   using   my   mouth   to   speak   well   of   others   instead   of   tearing   them   down.   This   was   particularly meaningful becuase of things going on in my life. LOVED it. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Fran   White   -   Temple   Israel   -   West   Bloomfield,   Michigan As usual, the experience Don Stein and I had was absolutely ""wonderful."" Temple   Israel   did   a   first   class   job   of   making   everyone   comfortable   and   teaching   us   information   in   an   enjoyable   way. Thank you Temple Israel!" ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Gail   Katz   -   Temple   Israel   -   West   Bloomfield,   Michigan Very   meaningful.   We   enjoyed   listening   to   Rabbi   Salazar   talk   to   us   about   the   Torah   passage   and   the   letter   we   were   able to   fill   in.   I   especially   enjoyed   thinking   about   my   orthodox   grandfather   Aron   Giinsberg   (of   blessed   memory)   as   I   filled   in the letter. This would have meant so much to him. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Jeff   Rubin   -   Temple   Israel   -   West   Bloomfield,   Michigan A truly wonderful experience we shared with our kids, my parents, and my mother in law. It is fascinating to think we will   be   a   part   of   history   with   the   Torah   being   scribed   that   will   be   seen   by   generations   from   now   until   eternity.   Thank   you so very very much. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Paula   Menuck   -   Temple   Israel   -   West   Bloomfield,   Michigan This   experience   made   us   feel   like   we   were   part   of   history.   We   thought   it   was   well   put   together   and   a   real   learning experience. We were very impressed   by   the   whole   thing   and   glad   we   were   able   to   be   a   part   of   it. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Shelley   Meltzer   -   Temple   Israel   -   West   Bloomfield,   Michigan Our   family   felt   honored   and   grateful   to   be   able   to   have   this   experience   together.   The   timing   comes   when   we   are celebrating   beginnings   and   endings   in   our   family.   Both   of   our   children   are   graduating   from   High   School   and   college respectively and will begin their next chapters in their life story. It   seems   wonderfully   significant   that   we   were   given   the   Hebrew   letter   "raysh",   whose   meaning   can   be   attributed   to beginnings   and   endings.   Our   "raysh"   fell   in   the   middle   of   the   Hebrew   word   "Yisrael"...   the   name   of   our   people   and   our Temple where we and many others celebrate and honor personal beginnings, endings and everything in the middle! ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Donna   Diem   -   Temple   Israel   -   West   Bloomfield,   Michigan I   really   loved   it.   It   was   amazing.   I   learned   so   much   that   I   did   not   know.   Writing   a   letter   was   so   worth   the   pleasure.   Thank you for letting me do it. I   wrote   the   letter   yud   in   Yitchack.   My   sons   hebrew   name   is   Yitchak   and   I   was   hoping   to   get   a   letter   in   his   name   or   my other ones who is Chaim. It meant   the   world   to   get   the   first   letter   in   my   son's   hebrew   name. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Stefanie   Steinberg   -   Temple   Israel   -   West   Bloomfield,   Michigan We   really   enjoyed   our   experience.   My   9   year   old   son   and   I   learned   I   learned   a   lot   of   interesting   things   things   along   our path   of   this   experience.   This   was   one   of   the   most   amazing   things   I   learned.   I   had   gone   through   hebrew   school,   had   a Bas Mitvah, confirmation and graduated from religious school and did not realize that each letter had a meaning. We    had    the    Quf,    a    Nd    it    was    very    meaningful    to    me    since    I    sometimes    struggle    to    consistantly    connect    to    god    and    it    is    a   great   reminder   to   my   son. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Lynn   Wiener   -   Temple   Judea   -   Coral   Gables,   Florida Rabbi   Selwyn   was   a   delight.   he   welcomed   us,   showed   us   and   taught   us   about   "our"   Hebrew   letter,   aleph,   in   an   insightful and   engaging   manner.   he   truly   included   us   in   the   process   and   made   it   extraordinarily   special   and   incredibly   memorable. we wished we had taped our conversation! Our   letter   was   aleph,   the   1st   letter   of   the   alphabet   with   a   meaning   of   oneness   and   unity.   this   was   our   1st   time   writing   in the   torah   and   we   did   this   together    as    a    family.    we    learned    aleph    is    connected    to    many    words    in    the    torah    and    is    actually   a   vov   connected   by   two   yodhs. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Jodi   Miranda   -   Temple   Judea   -   Coral   Gables,   Florida We   decided   to   participate   in   the   sofer   experience   as   a   way   to   commemorate   our   daughter's   preschool   graduation   from the   Margaux   Early   Childhood   School   at   Temple   Judea.   It   way   exceeded   my   expectations   and   I   felt   the   letter   that   the Rabbi   chose   for   us   couldn't   have   been   more   perfect.   He   engaged   my   daughter   in   conversation   and   really   got   her   excited about the mitzvah of restoring the Torah. The   letter   chosen   for   us   by   the   Rabbi   was   "mem",   the   only   letter   the   begins   and   ends   the   same.   The   Rabbi   asked   my daughter   what   words   might   start   with   "mem"   and   she   chose   Mitzvah.   She   had   chosen   for   her   5th   birthday   to   collect donations   for   JAFCO   instead   of   receiving   gifts   for   herself,   as   a   mitzvah   so   this   was   a   great   letter   for   her.   He   spoke   about how   the   letter   "mem",   with   it   beginning   and   ending   the   same   showed   us   that   we   too   need    to    be    the    same,    inside    and    out   in   what   we   believe,   say   and   show   the   world.   It   was   truly   a   wonderful   experience   to   be   a   part   of.
All Because of One Letter Inspiring personal accounts of Torah scribing.
CONTACT INFO
BUSINESS HOURS
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
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
Have a story to share? Click here Scribing Testimonials
Elaine Greenberg - Temple Israel - West Bloomfield MI Yud   -   It   was   a   very   emotional   and   moving   experience   for   my husband   and   I.   The   whole   ceremony   was   beautifully   planned and   brought   tears   to   our   eyes.   We   were   so   glad   there   was   a box of Kleenex on each table. We   were   honored   to   be   part   of   the   experience   and   would recommend that every individual should partake in the ritual. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Paula Korelitz - Temple Israel - West Bloomfield MI Dalet   -   especially   memorable   to   us   because   the   scribe   told   us the   word   we   were   helping   to   write   had   to   do   with   memory   and this was such a memorable experience. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Pamela   Garron   -   Congregation   Rodeph   Sholom   -   Tampa, FL Our   family   has   the   letter   vav.   I've   been   an   active   member   of our   Torah   Writing   Committee.   Our   family's   scribing   experience was    important    to    me    so    that    my    family    could    see    and experience   first-hand   what   our   committee's   time   and   efforts were   being   put   into   -   a   legacy   that   our   congregation   will   enjoy for generations to come. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Rick Cowdrey - Temple Israel - West Bloomfield MI I   wrote   the   letter   Vav   in   the   word   V'yehi,   Chapter   1,   Verse   3,   in the    Book    of    Genesis    (Breisheet).    As    a    recent    Convert    to Judaism,   this   scribing   experience   was   especially   meaningful to   me   as   a   new   Jew.   I   was   joined   that   day   by   my   friends   who have   chosen   Judaism   as   well,   and   we   all   participated   in   the scribing   together.   The   day   of   the   scribing   was   a   very   sunny day,   and   given   the   context   of   the   verse   "let   there   be   light",   it was quite fitting. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– James     Gottfurcht     -     Temple     Israel     -     West     Bloomfield,   Michigan Emotional ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Irving      Friedman      -      Temple      Israel      -      West      Bloomfield,   Michigan A   time   in   my   life   that   will   always   glow   in   my   heart.   The   day could   not   have   been   more   perfect   from   start   to   end   . A   lasting thought. Just one letter!!!!!! ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Vickie   Kimler   -   Temple   Israel   -   West   Bloomfield,   Michigan As   a   recently   converted   Jew,   this   experience   took   to   light   a rare   opportunity   to   write   into,   let   alone   barely   even   read   the Torah,   in   the   language   of   its   inception,   Hebrew.   The   Sofer explained    the    meaning    of    current    Parshah,    that    the    words would   construct,   and   the   word   that   the   vav   would   build.   The complexity    yet    tangibility    that    the    Torah    exudes    makes    it almost   multidimensional   with   soul   gripping   and   awakening   or soothing meditations. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Margi      and      Harry      Weinhaus      -      Temple      Israel      -      West   Bloomfield,   Michigan Not   knowing   exactly   what   to   expect,   we   found   this   experience to   be   deeply   meaningful.   It   gave   us   an   opportunity   to   be   part of the history of this Torah and of our temple. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Carol   Israel   -   Temple   Israel   -   West   Bloomfield,   Michigan The   whole   experience   was   very   moving   and   enlightening.   I have    done    this    before    but    this    experience    was    special because   of   the   way   the   educational   stations   were   set   up   and the   opportunity   to   participate   further   without   pressure   left   us with a very warm feeling. Wrote   the   letter   Shin,   which   is   meaningful   as   it   starts   the   word shalom. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Barbara      Berger      -      Temple      Israel      -      West      Bloomfield,   Michigan It    was    a    very    educational    and    meaningful    experience.    We were     very     impressed     with     how     organized     the     entire experience   was   and   what   a   wonderful   learning   experience   it was.   The   volunteer   that   was   our   guide   was   great   and   made sure   we   went   to   all   the   necessary   stations.   The   Sofer   was wonderful   and   explained   everything   and   was   able   to   make   it very   meaningful   for   us.   It   was   an   experience   we   will   always remember. The   letter   we   wrote   was   a   "nun"   and   this   was   meaningful because   it   is   the   letter   that   starts   the   word   neshuma   which means   soul.   My   husband   and   I   were   dedicating   our   letter   in memory   of   both   sets   of   parents. The   memory   of   their   souls   will be inscribed through the letter we wrote in the Torah. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Carolyn     Normandin     -     Temple     Israel     -     West     Bloomfield,   Michigan Remarkable.   Simply   remarkable.   I   wrote   a   Kauph.   The   scribe talked   about   a   great   many   things,   but   one   thing   I   remember   is about    using    my    mouth    to    speak    well    of    others    instead    of tearing   them   down.   This   was   particularly   meaningful   becuase of things going on in my life. LOVED it. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Fran   White   -   Temple   Israel   -   West   Bloomfield,   Michigan As   usual,   the   experience   Don   Stein   and   I   had   was   absolutely ""wonderful."" Temple    Israel    did    a    first    class    job    of    making    everyone comfortable   and   teaching   us   information   in   an   enjoyable   way. Thank you Temple Israel!" ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Gail   Katz   -   Temple   Israel   -   West   Bloomfield,   Michigan Very   meaningful.   We   enjoyed   listening   to   Rabbi   Salazar   talk   to us   about   the   Torah   passage   and   the   letter   we   were   able   to   fill in.     I     especially     enjoyed     thinking     about     my     orthodox grandfather   Aron   Giinsberg   (of   blessed   memory)   as   I   filled   in the letter. This would have meant so much to him. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Jeff   Rubin   -   Temple   Israel   -   West   Bloomfield,   Michigan A   truly   wonderful   experience   we   shared   with   our   kids,   my parents, and my mother in law. It is fascinating to think we will   be   a   part   of   history   with   the Torah   being   scribed   that   will   be seen   by   generations   from   now   until   eternity.   Thank   you   so very very much. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Paula   Menuck   -   Temple   Israel   -   West   Bloomfield,   Michigan This   experience   made   us   feel   like   we   were   part   of   history.   We thought     it     was     well     put     together     and     a     real     learning experience.   We   were   very   impressed    by    the    whole    thing    and   glad   we   were   able   to   be   a   part   of   it. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Shelley      Meltzer      -      Temple      Israel      -      West      Bloomfield,   Michigan Our   family   felt   honored   and   grateful   to   be   able   to   have   this experience     together.     The     timing     comes     when     we     are celebrating   beginnings   and   endings   in   our   family.   Both   of   our children     are     graduating     from     High     School     and     college respectively and will begin their next chapters in their life story. It    seems    wonderfully    significant    that    we    were    given    the Hebrew   letter   "raysh",   whose   meaning   can   be   attributed   to beginnings   and   endings.   Our   "raysh"   fell   in   the   middle   of   the Hebrew    word    "Yisrael"...    the    name    of    our    people    and    our Temple    where    we    and    many    others    celebrate    and    honor personal   beginnings,   endings   and   everything   in   the   middle! ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Donna   Diem   -   Temple   Israel   -   West   Bloomfield,   Michigan I   really   loved   it.   It   was   amazing.   I   learned   so   much   that   I   did not   know.   Writing   a   letter   was   so   worth   the   pleasure.   Thank you for letting me do it. I   wrote   the   letter   yud   in   Yitchack.   My   sons   hebrew   name   is Yitchak   and   I   was   hoping   to   get   a   letter   in   his   name   or   my other   ones   who   is   Chaim.   It   meant    the    world    to    get    the    first   letter   in   my   son's   hebrew   name. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Stefanie     Steinberg     -     Temple     Israel     -     West     Bloomfield,   Michigan We   really   enjoyed   our   experience.   My   9   year   old   son   and   I learned   I   learned   a   lot   of   interesting   things   things   along   our path   of   this   experience.   This   was   one   of   the   most   amazing things   I   learned.   I   had   gone   through   hebrew   school,   had   a   Bas Mitvah,   confirmation   and   graduated   from   religious   school   and did not realize that each letter had a meaning. We    had    the    Quf,    a    Nd    it    was    very    meaningful    to    me    since    I   sometimes    struggle    to    consistantly    connect    to    god    and    it    is    a   great   reminder   to   my   son. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Lynn   Wiener   -   Temple   Judea   -   Coral   Gables,   Florida Rabbi   Selwyn   was   a   delight.   he   welcomed   us,   showed   us   and taught   us   about   "our"   Hebrew   letter,   aleph,   in   an   insightful   and engaging   manner.   he   truly   included   us   in   the   process   and made   it   extraordinarily   special   and   incredibly   memorable.   we wished we had taped our conversation! Our   letter   was   aleph,   the   1st   letter   of   the   alphabet   with   a meaning   of   oneness   and   unity.   this   was   our   1st   time   writing   in the   torah   and   we   did   this   together    as    a    family.    we    learned   aleph    is    connected    to    many    words    in    the    torah    and    is    actually   a   vov   connected   by   two   yodhs. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Jodi   Miranda   -   Temple   Judea   -   Coral   Gables,   Florida We   decided   to   participate   in   the   sofer   experience   as   a   way   to commemorate   our   daughter's   preschool   graduation   from   the Margaux    Early    Childhood    School    at   Temple    Judea.    It    way exceeded   my   expectations   and   I   felt   the   letter   that   the   Rabbi chose   for   us   couldn't   have   been   more   perfect.   He   engaged   my daughter   in   conversation   and   really   got   her   excited   about   the mitzvah of restoring the Torah. The   letter   chosen   for   us   by   the   Rabbi   was   "mem",   the   only letter   the   begins   and   ends   the   same.   The   Rabbi   asked   my daughter   what   words   might   start   with   "mem"   and   she   chose Mitzvah.    She    had    chosen    for    her    5th    birthday    to    collect donations   for   JAFCO   instead   of   receiving   gifts   for   herself,   as   a mitzvah   so   this   was   a   great   letter   for   her.   He   spoke   about   how the    letter    "mem",    with    it    beginning    and    ending    the    same showed   us   that   we   too   need    to    be    the    same,    inside    and    out    in   what     we     believe,     say     and     show     the     world.     It     was     truly     a   wonderful   experience   to   be   a   part   of.
All Because of One Letter Inspiring personal accounts of Torah scribing.
CONTACT INFO
BUSINESS HOURS
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
Have a story to share? Click here
Elaine Greenberg - Temple Israel - West Bloomfield MI Yud   -   It   was   a   very   emotional   and   moving   experience   for   my   husband   and   I.   The whole   ceremony   was   beautifully   planned   and   brought   tears   to   our   eyes.   We   were   so glad there was a box of Kleenex on each table. We   were   honored   to   be   part   of   the   experience   and   would   recommend   that   every individual should partake in the ritual. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Paula Korelitz - Temple Israel - West Bloomfield MI Dalet   -   especially   memorable   to   us   because   the   scribe   told   us   the   word   we   were helping to write had to do with memory and this was such a memorable experience. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Pamela Garron - Congregation Rodeph Sholom - Tampa, FL Our   family   has   the   letter   vav.   I've   been   an   active   member   of   our   Torah   Writing Committee.   Our   family's   scribing   experience   was   important   to   me   so   that   my   family could   see   and   experience   first-hand   what   our   committee's   time   and   efforts   were being put into - a legacy that our congregation will enjoy for generations to come. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Rick Cowdrey - Temple Israel - West Bloomfield MI I   wrote   the   letter   Vav   in   the   word   V'yehi,   Chapter   1,   Verse   3,   in   the   Book   of   Genesis (Breisheet). As   a   recent   Convert   to   Judaism,   this   scribing   experience   was   especially meaningful   to   me   as   a   new   Jew.   I   was   joined   that   day   by   my   friends   who   have chosen   Judaism   as   well,   and   we   all   participated   in   the   scribing   together.   The   day   of the   scribing   was   a   very   sunny   day,   and   given   the   context   of   the   verse   "let   there   be light", it was quite fitting. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– James   Gottfurcht   -   Temple   Israel   -   West   Bloomfield,   Michigan Emotional ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Irving   Friedman   -   Temple   Israel   -   West   Bloomfield,   Michigan A   time   in   my   life   that   will   always   glow   in   my   heart. The   day   could   not   have   been   more perfect from start to end . A lasting thought. Just one letter!!!!!! ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Vickie   Kimler   -   Temple   Israel   -   West   Bloomfield,   Michigan As   a   recently   converted   Jew,   this   experience   took   to   light   a   rare   opportunity   to   write into,   let   alone   barely   even   read   the   Torah,   in   the   language   of   its   inception,   Hebrew. The   Sofer   explained   the   meaning   of   current   Parshah,   that   the   words   would   construct, and   the   word   that   the   vav   would   build.   The   complexity   yet   tangibility   that   the   Torah exudes    makes    it    almost    multidimensional    with    soul    gripping    and    awakening    or soothing meditations. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Margi   and   Harry   Weinhaus   -   Temple   Israel   -   West   Bloomfield,   Michigan Not    knowing    exactly    what    to    expect,    we    found    this    experience    to    be    deeply meaningful.   It   gave   us   an   opportunity   to   be   part   of   the   history   of   this Torah   and   of   our temple. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Carol   Israel   -   Temple   Israel   -   West   Bloomfield,   Michigan The   whole   experience   was   very   moving   and   enlightening.   I   have   done   this   before   but this   experience   was   special   because   of   the   way   the   educational   stations   were   set   up and   the   opportunity   to   participate   further   without   pressure   left   us   with   a   very   warm feeling. Wrote the letter Shin, which is meaningful as it starts the word shalom. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Barbara   Berger   -   Temple   Israel   -   West   Bloomfield,   Michigan It   was   a   very   educational   and   meaningful   experience.   We   were   very   impressed   with how   organized   the   entire   experience   was   and   what   a   wonderful   learning   experience it   was.   The   volunteer   that   was   our   guide   was   great   and   made   sure   we   went   to   all   the necessary   stations. The   Sofer   was   wonderful   and   explained   everything   and   was   able to make it very meaningful for us. It was an experience we will always remember. The   letter   we   wrote   was   a   "nun"   and   this   was   meaningful   because   it   is   the   letter   that starts   the   word   neshuma   which   means   soul.   My   husband   and   I   were   dedicating   our letter   in   memory   of   both   sets   of   parents.   The   memory   of   their   souls   will   be   inscribed through the letter we wrote in the Torah. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Carolyn   Normandin   -   Temple   Israel   -   West   Bloomfield,   Michigan Remarkable.   Simply   remarkable.   I   wrote   a   Kauph.   The   scribe   talked   about   a   great many   things,   but   one   thing   I   remember   is   about   using   my   mouth   to   speak   well   of others   instead   of   tearing   them   down.   This   was   particularly   meaningful   becuase   of things going on in my life. LOVED it. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Fran   White   -   Temple   Israel   -   West   Bloomfield,   Michigan As usual, the experience Don Stein and I had was absolutely ""wonderful."" Temple   Israel   did   a   first   class   job   of   making   everyone   comfortable   and   teaching   us information in an enjoyable way. Thank you Temple Israel!" ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Gail   Katz   -   Temple   Israel   -   West   Bloomfield,   Michigan Very   meaningful.   We   enjoyed   listening   to   Rabbi   Salazar   talk   to   us   about   the   Torah passage   and   the   letter   we   were   able   to   fill   in.   I   especially   enjoyed   thinking   about   my orthodox   grandfather Aron   Giinsberg   (of   blessed   memory)   as   I   filled   in   the   letter. This would have meant so much to him. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Jeff   Rubin   -   Temple   Israel   -   West   Bloomfield,   Michigan A   truly   wonderful   experience   we   shared   with   our   kids,   my   parents,   and   my   mother   in law. It is fascinating to think we will   be   a   part   of   history   with   the   Torah   being   scribed   that   will   be   seen   by   generations from now until eternity. Thank you so very very much. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Paula   Menuck   -   Temple   Israel   -   West   Bloomfield,   Michigan This   experience   made   us   feel   like   we   were   part   of   history.   We   thought   it   was   well   put together   and   a   real   learning   experience.   We   were   very   impressed    by    the    whole    thing   and   glad   we   were   able   to   be   a   part   of   it. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Shelley   Meltzer   -   Temple   Israel   -   West   Bloomfield,   Michigan Our   family   felt   honored   and   grateful   to   be   able   to   have   this   experience   together.   The timing   comes   when   we   are   celebrating   beginnings   and   endings   in   our   family.   Both   of our   children   are   graduating   from   High   School   and   college   respectively   and   will   begin their next chapters in their life story. It   seems   wonderfully   significant   that   we   were   given   the   Hebrew   letter   "raysh",   whose meaning   can   be   attributed   to   beginnings   and   endings.   Our   "raysh"   fell   in   the   middle of   the   Hebrew   word   "Yisrael"...   the   name   of   our   people   and   our   Temple   where   we and   many   others   celebrate   and   honor   personal   beginnings,   endings   and   everything in the middle! ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Donna   Diem   -   Temple   Israel   -   West   Bloomfield,   Michigan I   really   loved   it.   It   was   amazing.   I   learned   so   much   that   I   did   not   know.   Writing   a   letter was so worth the pleasure. Thank you for letting me do it. I   wrote   the   letter   yud   in   Yitchack.   My   sons   hebrew   name   is   Yitchak   and   I   was   hoping to   get   a   letter   in   his   name   or   my   other   ones   who   is   Chaim.   It   meant    the    world    to    get   the   first   letter   in   my   son's   hebrew   name. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Stefanie   Steinberg   -   Temple   Israel   -   West   Bloomfield,   Michigan We   really   enjoyed   our   experience.   My   9   year   old   son   and   I   learned   I   learned   a   lot   of interesting   things   things   along   our   path   of   this   experience.   This   was   one   of   the   most amazing   things   I   learned.   I   had   gone   through   hebrew   school,   had   a   Bas   Mitvah, confirmation   and   graduated   from   religious   school   and   did   not   realize   that   each   letter had a meaning. We    had    the    Quf,    a    Nd    it    was    very    meaningful    to    me    since    I    sometimes    struggle    to   consistantly   connect   to   god   and   it   is   a   great   reminder   to   my   son. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Lynn   Wiener   -   Temple   Judea   -   Coral   Gables,   Florida Rabbi   Selwyn   was   a   delight.   he   welcomed   us,   showed   us   and   taught   us   about   "our" Hebrew   letter,   aleph,   in   an   insightful   and   engaging   manner.   he   truly   included   us   in the   process   and   made   it   extraordinarily   special   and   incredibly   memorable.   we   wished we had taped our conversation! Our   letter   was   aleph,   the   1st   letter   of   the   alphabet   with   a   meaning   of   oneness   and unity.   this   was   our   1st   time   writing   in   the   torah   and   we   did   this   together    as    a    family.   we    learned    aleph    is    connected    to    many    words    in    the    torah    and    is    actually    a    vov   connected   by   two   yodhs. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Jodi   Miranda   -   Temple   Judea   -   Coral   Gables,   Florida We   decided   to   participate   in   the   sofer   experience   as   a   way   to   commemorate   our daughter's    preschool    graduation    from    the    Margaux    Early    Childhood    School    at Temple   Judea.   It   way   exceeded   my   expectations   and   I   felt   the   letter   that   the   Rabbi chose    for    us    couldn't    have    been    more    perfect.    He    engaged    my    daughter    in conversation and really got her excited about the mitzvah of restoring the Torah. The   letter   chosen   for   us   by   the   Rabbi   was   "mem",   the   only   letter   the   begins   and   ends the   same. The   Rabbi   asked   my   daughter   what   words   might   start   with   "mem"   and   she chose   Mitzvah.   She   had   chosen   for   her   5th   birthday   to   collect   donations   for   JAFCO instead   of   receiving   gifts   for   herself,   as   a   mitzvah   so   this   was   a   great   letter   for   her. He   spoke   about   how   the   letter   "mem",   with   it   beginning   and   ending   the   same   showed us   that   we   too   need    to    be    the    same,    inside    and    out    in    what    we    believe,    say    and    show   the   world.   It   was   truly   a   wonderful   experience   to   be   a   part   of.
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