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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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Bernice Rosenthal - Congregation Brothers of Israel, Newtown, PA A   once   in   a   lifetime   experience   and   all   too   quick.   I   would   love   to   do   it   again   and   really   get   a   good   look   at   the   process. Thank you for the opportunity. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Jennifer Vistoso - Congregation Brothers of Israel, Newtown, PA It   was   a   wonderfully   magical   moment   to   share   with   my   family.   To   hold   the   quill   was   both   physically   and   spiritually connecting.   It   is   awe   inspiring   to   know   that   our   letter   will   be   part   of   our   Torah   for   many,   many   years   to   come,   and   we thank you for helping us be a part of this moment. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Patricia Benenson - Am Yisrael Congregation, Northfield IL I   had   an   absolutely   wonderful   experience   with   the   sofer.     After   the   ritual   hand   washing,   we   sat   down   and   he   thoroughly explained   my   letter   to   me.      It   was   fascinating   to   see   the   letters   outlined   and   be   able   to   help   fill   in   the   yud.      It   was   very meaningful and it was just the right letter that I happened to receive. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Jill Sisselman My   family   wrote   the   letter   chet.   I   was   expecting   to   show   up   and   simply   write   a   letter   in   the   Torah   and   what   i   experienced was   so   much   greater   than   just   that.   We   created   a   mitzvah,   decorated   the Torah   covering   and   had   a   memorable   day   that will   keep   us   forever   a   part   of Temple   Beth Torah. The   whole   family   had   such   a   great   experience.   My   niece   had   joined   us and went home raving about how much fun she had. Thank you for putting the entire event together. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Robin Messinger - Temple Beth Torah - Melville NY Yud. He described it as humble. I found his explanation very meaningful and easily for my children to relate to. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Judi Milich - Temple Beth Torah - Melville NY We wrote the letter AYIN. Rabbi   Selwyn   explained   that   the   letter   refers   to   the   eyes.   He   made   our   experience   very   meaningful   because   he   told   us all about this letter and the different meanings it can have. We enjoyed learning from Rabbi Selwyn. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––  Saralee Rosenberg - Temple Beth Torah - Melville NY I   had   the   honor   of   writing   the   aleph   in   the   first   word   of   the   book   of   Exodus.   It   was   a   wonderful   experience,   something   I never   thought   possible.   But   not   only   did   I   get   the   chance   to   inscribe   an   important   letter,   the   Sofer   shared   the   explanation of   how   the   letter   aleph   is   formed   and   the   significance   of   being   surrounded   by   two   vav's.   The   whole   experience   was   very special and I was glad a photographer captured the moment. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Beth Fienman - Temple Israel - West Bloomfield MI We   wrote   the   letter   shin.   This   was   a   beautiful   opportunity   to   share   our   religion   with   the   entire   family.   I   think   they   did   a wonderful job of integrating all of the different elements. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Andrew B. Cooperstock - Har Hashem - Boulder CO Dear Rabbi, Just   a   quick   note   of   thanks   for   our   torah   scribing   session   last   night.   I   found   the   experience   very   meaningful   and   was glad to have had the opportunity to perform this mitzvah on behalf of my father and our family. I   loved   your   explanation   of   the   importance   of   my   letter,   kuf,   as   the   first   letter   of   kadosh,   the   symbol   of   the   fullness   of   the number   100,   and   the   homonym   for   monkey,   representing   happiness.   One   additional   importance   of   kuf   that   only   hit   me when   I   left   the   room   is   that   it   was   the   first   letter   of   our   family   name   before   it   became   anglicized.   Don’t   know   how   I misused   that!   The   last   couple   of   years   have   been   difficult   for   our   family,   first   with   my   mother’s   passing,   then   with   my father’s dementia and Parkinson’s, so the positiveness of our session was particularly welcome. Thank you again! Andrew and Family ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Barry seifman - Temple Israel - West Bloomfield MI Very educational , pleasant experience. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Susan Lynn - Temple Israel - West Bloomfield MI Aleph. it was a wonderful, informational and heartfelt experience ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Amy Scapelliti - Temple Israel - West Bloomfield MI My husband, Stephen and I wrote an ayin. We thought it was a wonderful experience....a once in a lifetime opportunity! ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Jill Mann - Temple Israel - West Bloomfield MI Our   letter,   Alef,   was   part   of   the   word   Israel.   It   was   meaningful   for   many   reasons,   especially   since   the   _word_   Israel represents   the   Jewish   people,   and   how   important   the   land   of   Israel   is   to   our   people   and   culture.   This   experience   further connects   us   to   the   synagogue,   knowing   that   we   wrote   a   letter   that   is   in   one   of   the   Torahs   that   we   will   use   at   Temple   for years   to   come.   Maybe   that   Torah   will   be   used   for   our   children's   Bar   and   Bat   Mitzvah,   or   their   children's   Bar   or   Bat Mitzvahs!   It   was   fascinating   to   learn   about   how   the   Torah   is   made   and   it   was   exciting   to   be   a   part   of   that   ritualistic process. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Rabbi Hannah Laner - Jewish Boulder CO The   word   we   scribed   was   ולא   the   one   right   before   ועסי,   from   Shmot   40:37.   What   a   wonderful   teaching!   HaShem   shows us the way and guides us. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Judy Solomon - Temple Israel - West Bloomfield, MI Letter yud This   scribing   experience   was   so   powerful   for   my   family--we   have   celebrated   life   cycle   events   at   Temple   Israel   and   we have   had   the   support   of   our   Temple   community   in   very   difficult   times.   To   come   together   as   a   family   to   fulfill   this   mitzvah was   amazing--joyful,   beautiful   and   deeply   personal--not   just   the   scribing   itself   but   to   write   our   prayers   for   the   Wall   and make   a   tribute   to   our   loved   ones   and   to   Rabbi   Loss,   who   helped   us   find   light   in   one   of   the   darkest   times.   We   are   so happy to be one year later, able to share in this very special mitzvah. Thank you! The Solomons ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Sheila Schiffer - Temple Israel - West Bloomfield MI ל    -    It    was    meaningful    on    several    levels.    Our    family    had    gathered    to    write    a    letter    in    the    Torah.    Three    of    my granddaughters   are   students   at   Hillel   Day   School   and   they   liked   reading   the   parsha   which   surrounded   the   lamed.   We   all learned   from   the   different   stations   surrounding   the   sofer.   The   "taste   of   Torah"   trivia   book   will   be   enjoyed   in   each   of   our households. The program was well organized and appliicable to all ages. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Nancy Meininger - Temple Israel - West Bloomfield MI The word I wrote was HaMishkan I   felt   the   opportunity   to   work   with   the   scribe   was   the   experience   of   a   lifetime   and   my   chance   to   truly   express   my   love   of Judaism. As   a   Jew   by   Choice,   it   was   particularly   meaningful   to   me,   indeed   an   honor   and   a   privilege   to   be   included   in   this   Torah that will endure well beyond my lifetime. The   video   preparation   for   the   experience   was   informative   and   helped   to   enhance   the   actual   hands   on   experience.   My volunteer guide was both accommodating and attentive and made this time very special for me. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Neal Charness - Temple Israel - West Bloomfield, MI bnai: This   was   done   just   a   few   weeks   before   our   kids'   B'nai   Mitzvah   and   a   trip   to   Israel.   It   reinforces   the   connections   and was meaningful for our children and us. I think the children will quietly remember this for a long time. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Barbara Frankel - Temple Israel - West Bloomfield MI S - shin It   was   a   wonderful   feeling   of   belonging   to   the   best   Temple   and   the   fact   that   we   were   all   sharing   this   time   together.   How nice to have all of the information for us, we did learn a lot. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Burt & Mary schwartz -Temple Israel - West Bloomfield MI Burt   and   I   enjoyed   the   Torah   scribing   experience   immensely.   The   time   spent   was   very   well   organized   from   watching   the video,explaining   all   of   the   necessities   from   beginning   to   end   in   writing   a Torah,to   seeing   and   having   explained   each   step along   the   way,   to   meeting   the   sofer(scribe)   who   showed   and   explained   the   letter   we   were   given   and   then   inscribing   it. We also enjoyed the last step which involved decorating the wrap which will be used to tye the Torah upon completion. It was a wonderful learning experience that we will remember for a long time. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Jan Jacobs - Temple Israel - West Bloomfield MI Bet!   I   got   to   scribe   with   my   88   year   old   dad!!!   The   scribe   was   patient,   answered   lots   of   questions,   and   my   dad   talked about   his   GRANDFATHER,   a   man   he   had   never   mentioned   before,   and   thought   he   had   heard   that   this   grandpa   was also a scribe! ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Norrine Freeman - Temple Israel - West Bloomfield MI Our family loved the experience. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Ariel Boxman - Temple Shalom - Dallas, TX We   had   a   wonderful   experience   scribing   our   very   own   Torah.   Through   the   scribing   experience,   our   congregants   felt intimately connected to the Torah and our Jewish traditions. I am very grateful for this opportunity.
All Because of One Letter Inspiring personal accounts of Torah scribing.
Have a story to share? Click here
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
Scribing Testimonials
Bernice    Rosenthal    -    Congregation    Brothers    of    Israel, Newtown, PA A   once   in   a   lifetime   experience   and   all   too   quick.   I   would   love to   do   it   again   and   really   get   a   good   look   at   the   process. Thank you for the opportunity. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Jennifer     Vistoso     -     Congregation     Brothers     of     Israel, Newtown, PA It   was   a   wonderfully   magical   moment   to   share   with   my   family. To     hold     the     quill     was     both     physically     and     spiritually connecting.   It   is   awe   inspiring   to   know   that   our   letter   will   be part   of   our Torah   for   many,   many   years   to   come,   and   we   thank you for helping us be a part of this moment. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Patricia   Benenson   -   Am   Yisrael   Congregation,   Northfield IL I   had   an   absolutely   wonderful   experience   with   the   sofer.     After the    ritual    hand    washing,    we    sat    down    and    he    thoroughly explained   my   letter   to   me.      It   was   fascinating   to   see   the   letters outlined    and    be    able    to    help    fill    in    the    yud.        It    was    very meaningful   and   it   was   just   the   right   letter   that   I   happened   to receive. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Jill Sisselman My   family   wrote   the   letter   chet.   I   was   expecting   to   show   up and   simply   write   a   letter   in   the   Torah   and   what   i   experienced was   so   much   greater   than   just   that.   We   created   a   mitzvah, decorated   the   Torah   covering   and   had   a   memorable   day   that will   keep   us   forever   a   part   of   Temple   Beth   Torah.   The   whole family   had   such   a   great   experience.   My   niece   had   joined   us and   went   home   raving   about   how   much   fun   she   had.   Thank you for putting the entire event together. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Robin Messinger - Temple Beth Torah - Melville NY Yud.   He   described   it   as   humble.   I   found   his   explanation   very meaningful and easily for my children to relate to. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Judi Milich - Temple Beth Torah - Melville NY We wrote the letter AYIN. Rabbi   Selwyn   explained   that   the   letter   refers   to   the   eyes.   He made   our   experience   very   meaningful   because   he   told   us   all about   this   letter   and   the   different   meanings   it   can   have.   We enjoyed learning from Rabbi Selwyn. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––  Saralee Rosenberg - Temple Beth Torah - Melville NY I   had   the   honor   of   writing   the   aleph   in   the   first   word   of   the book   of   Exodus.   It   was   a   wonderful   experience,   something   I never   thought   possible.   But   not   only   did   I   get   the   chance   to inscribe   an   important   letter,   the   Sofer   shared   the   explanation of   how   the   letter   aleph   is   formed   and   the   significance   of   being surrounded   by   two   vav's.   The   whole   experience   was   very special and I was glad a photographer captured the moment. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Beth Fienman - Temple Israel - West Bloomfield MI We   wrote   the   letter   shin.   This   was   a   beautiful   opportunity   to share   our   religion   with   the   entire   family.   I   think   they   did   a wonderful job of integrating all of the different elements. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Andrew B. Cooperstock - Har Hashem - Boulder CO Dear Rabbi, Just   a   quick   note   of   thanks   for   our   torah   scribing   session   last night.   I   found   the   experience   very   meaningful   and   was   glad   to have   had   the   opportunity   to   perform   this   mitzvah   on   behalf   of my father and our family. I   loved   your   explanation   of   the   importance   of   my   letter,   kuf,   as the   first   letter   of   kadosh,   the   symbol   of   the   fullness   of   the number    100,    and    the    homonym    for    monkey,    representing happiness.   One   additional   importance   of   kuf   that   only   hit   me when   I   left   the   room   is   that   it   was   the   first   letter   of   our   family name   before   it   became   anglicized.   Don’t   know   how   I   misused that! The   last   couple   of   years   have   been   difficult   for   our   family, first   with   my   mother’s   passing,   then   with   my   father’s   dementia and    Parkinson’s,    so    the    positiveness    of    our    session    was particularly welcome. Thank you again! Andrew and Family ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Barry seifman - Temple Israel - West Bloomfield MI Very educational , pleasant experience. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Susan Lynn - Temple Israel - West Bloomfield MI Aleph.     it     was     a     wonderful,     informational     and     heartfelt experience ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Amy Scapelliti - Temple Israel - West Bloomfield MI My   husband,   Stephen   and   I   wrote   an   ayin.   We   thought   it   was a wonderful experience....a once in a lifetime opportunity! ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Jill Mann - Temple Israel - West Bloomfield MI Our   letter, Alef,   was   part   of   the   word   Israel.   It   was   meaningful for     many     reasons,     especially     since     the     _word_     Israel represents   the   Jewish   people,   and   how   important   the   land   of Israel   is   to   our   people   and   culture.   This   experience   further connects   us   to   the   synagogue,   knowing   that   we   wrote   a   letter that   is   in   one   of   the   Torahs   that   we   will   use   at   Temple   for years    to    come.    Maybe    that    Torah    will    be    used    for    our children's   Bar   and   Bat   Mitzvah,   or   their   children's   Bar   or   Bat Mitzvahs!   It   was   fascinating   to   learn   about   how   the   Torah   is made    and    it    was    exciting    to    be    a    part    of    that    ritualistic process. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Rabbi Hannah Laner - Jewish Boulder CO The   word   we   scribed   was   ולא   the   one   right   before   ועסי,   from Shmot   40:37.   What   a   wonderful   teaching!   HaShem   shows   us the way and guides us. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Judy Solomon - Temple Israel - West Bloomfield, MI Letter yud This   scribing   experience   was   so   powerful   for   my   family--we have   celebrated   life   cycle   events   at   Temple   Israel   and   we have   had   the   support   of   our Temple   community   in   very   difficult times.   To   come   together   as   a   family   to   fulfill   this   mitzvah   was amazing--joyful,   beautiful   and   deeply   personal--not   just   the scribing   itself   but   to   write   our   prayers   for   the   Wall   and   make   a tribute   to   our   loved   ones   and   to   Rabbi   Loss,   who   helped   us find   light   in   one   of   the   darkest   times.   We   are   so   happy   to   be one   year   later,   able   to   share   in   this   very   special   mitzvah. Thank you! The Solomons ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Sheila Schiffer - Temple Israel - West Bloomfield MI ל    -    It    was    meaningful    on    several    levels.    Our    family    had gathered    to    write    a    letter    in    the    Torah.    Three    of    my granddaughters   are   students   at   Hillel   Day   School   and   they liked   reading   the   parsha   which   surrounded   the   lamed.   We   all learned   from   the   different   stations   surrounding   the   sofer.   The "taste   of   Torah"   trivia   book   will   be   enjoyed   in   each   of   our households.   The   program   was   well   organized   and   appliicable to all ages. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Nancy Meininger - Temple Israel - West Bloomfield MI The word I wrote was HaMishkan I    felt    the    opportunity    to    work    with    the    scribe    was    the experience   of   a   lifetime   and   my   chance   to   truly   express   my love of Judaism. As   a   Jew   by   Choice,   it   was   particularly   meaningful   to   me, indeed   an   honor   and   a   privilege   to   be   included   in   this   Torah that will endure well beyond my lifetime. The   video   preparation   for   the   experience   was   informative   and helped    to    enhance    the    actual    hands    on    experience.    My volunteer   guide   was   both   accommodating   and   attentive   and made this time very special for me. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Neal Charness - Temple Israel - West Bloomfield, MI bnai:   This   was   done   just   a   few   weeks   before   our   kids'   B'nai Mitzvah   and   a   trip   to   Israel.   It   reinforces   the   connections   and was   meaningful   for   our   children   and   us.   I   think   the   children will quietly remember this for a long time. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Barbara Frankel - Temple Israel - West Bloomfield MI S - shin It   was   a   wonderful   feeling   of   belonging   to   the   best Temple   and the   fact   that   we   were   all   sharing   this   time   together.   How   nice to have all of the information for us, we did learn a lot. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Burt & Mary schwartz -Temple Israel - West Bloomfield MI Burt   and   I   enjoyed   the   Torah   scribing   experience   immensely. The   time   spent   was   very   well   organized   from   watching   the video,explaining   all   of   the   necessities   from   beginning   to   end   in writing    a   Torah,to    seeing    and    having    explained    each    step along   the   way,   to   meeting   the   sofer(scribe)   who   showed   and explained   the   letter   we   were   given   and   then   inscribing   it.   We also   enjoyed   the   last   step   which   involved   decorating   the   wrap which will be used to tye the Torah upon completion. It   was   a   wonderful   learning   experience   that   we   will   remember for a long time. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Jan Jacobs - Temple Israel - West Bloomfield MI Bet!   I   got   to   scribe   with   my   88   year   old   dad!!!   The   scribe   was patient,   answered   lots   of   questions,   and   my   dad   talked   about his   GRANDFATHER,   a   man   he   had   never   mentioned   before, and thought he had heard that this grandpa was also a scribe! ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Norrine Freeman - Temple Israel - West Bloomfield MI Our family loved the experience. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Ariel Boxman - Temple Shalom - Dallas, TX We   had   a   wonderful   experience   scribing   our   very   own   Torah. Through     the     scribing     experience,     our     congregants     felt intimately   connected   to   the   Torah   and   our   Jewish   traditions.   I am very grateful for this opportunity.
All Because of One Letter Inspiring personal accounts of Torah scribing.
Scribing Testimonials
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
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Bernice Rosenthal - Congregation Brothers of Israel, Newtown, PA A   once   in   a   lifetime   experience   and   all   too   quick.   I   would   love   to   do   it   again   and   really get a good look at the process. Thank you for the opportunity. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Jennifer Vistoso - Congregation Brothers of Israel, Newtown, PA It   was   a   wonderfully   magical   moment   to   share   with   my   family.   To   hold   the   quill   was both   physically   and   spiritually   connecting.   It   is   awe   inspiring   to   know   that   our   letter will   be   part   of   our Torah   for   many,   many   years   to   come,   and   we   thank   you   for   helping us be a part of this moment. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Patricia Benenson - Am Yisrael Congregation, Northfield IL I    had    an    absolutely    wonderful    experience    with    the    sofer.       After    the    ritual    hand washing,    we    sat    down    and    he    thoroughly    explained    my    letter    to    me.        It    was fascinating   to   see   the   letters   outlined   and   be   able   to   help   fill   in   the   yud.      It   was   very meaningful and it was just the right letter that I happened to receive. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Jill Sisselman My   family   wrote   the   letter   chet.   I   was   expecting   to   show   up   and   simply   write   a   letter in   the   Torah   and   what   i   experienced   was   so   much   greater   than   just   that.   We   created a   mitzvah,   decorated   the   Torah   covering   and   had   a   memorable   day   that   will   keep   us forever   a   part   of   Temple   Beth   Torah.   The   whole   family   had   such   a   great   experience. My   niece   had   joined   us   and   went   home   raving   about   how   much   fun   she   had.   Thank you for putting the entire event together. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Robin Messinger - Temple Beth Torah - Melville NY Yud.   He   described   it   as   humble.   I   found   his   explanation   very   meaningful   and   easily for my children to relate to. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Judi Milich - Temple Beth Torah - Melville NY We wrote the letter AYIN. Rabbi   Selwyn   explained   that   the   letter   refers   to   the   eyes.   He   made   our   experience very   meaningful   because   he   told   us   all   about   this   letter   and   the   different   meanings   it can have. We enjoyed learning from Rabbi Selwyn. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––  Saralee Rosenberg - Temple Beth Torah - Melville NY I   had   the   honor   of   writing   the   aleph   in   the   first   word   of   the   book   of   Exodus.   It   was   a wonderful   experience,   something   I   never   thought   possible.   But   not   only   did   I   get   the chance   to   inscribe   an   important   letter,   the   Sofer   shared   the   explanation   of   how   the letter   aleph   is   formed   and   the   significance   of   being   surrounded   by   two   vav's.   The whole   experience   was   very   special   and   I   was   glad   a   photographer   captured   the moment. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Beth Fienman - Temple Israel - West Bloomfield MI We   wrote   the   letter   shin.   This   was   a   beautiful   opportunity   to   share   our   religion   with the   entire   family.   I   think   they   did   a   wonderful   job   of   integrating   all   of   the   different elements. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Andrew B. Cooperstock - Har Hashem - Boulder CO Dear Rabbi, Just   a   quick   note   of   thanks   for   our   torah   scribing   session   last   night.   I   found   the experience   very   meaningful   and   was   glad   to   have   had   the   opportunity   to   perform   this mitzvah on behalf of my father and our family. I   loved   your   explanation   of   the   importance   of   my   letter,   kuf,   as   the   first   letter   of kadosh,   the   symbol   of   the   fullness   of   the   number   100,   and   the   homonym   for   monkey, representing   happiness.   One   additional   importance   of   kuf   that   only   hit   me   when   I   left the   room   is   that   it   was   the   first   letter   of   our   family   name   before   it   became   anglicized. Don’t   know   how   I   misused   that!   The   last   couple   of   years   have   been   difficult   for   our family,    first    with    my    mother’s    passing,    then    with    my    father’s    dementia    and Parkinson’s, so the positiveness of our session was particularly welcome. Thank you again! Andrew and Family ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Barry seifman - Temple Israel - West Bloomfield MI Very educational , pleasant experience. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Susan Lynn - Temple Israel - West Bloomfield MI Aleph. it was a wonderful, informational and heartfelt experience ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Amy Scapelliti - Temple Israel - West Bloomfield MI My    husband,    Stephen    and    I    wrote    an    ayin.    We    thought    it    was    a    wonderful experience....a once in a lifetime opportunity! ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Jill Mann - Temple Israel - West Bloomfield MI Our   letter,   Alef,   was   part   of   the   word   Israel.   It   was   meaningful   for   many   reasons, especially   since   the   _word_   Israel   represents   the   Jewish   people,   and   how   important the   land   of   Israel   is   to   our   people   and   culture.   This   experience   further   connects   us   to the   synagogue,   knowing   that   we   wrote   a   letter   that   is   in   one   of   the Torahs   that   we   will use   at Temple   for   years   to   come.   Maybe   that Torah   will   be   used   for   our   children's   Bar and   Bat   Mitzvah,   or   their   children's   Bar   or   Bat   Mitzvahs!   It   was   fascinating   to   learn about   how   the   Torah   is   made   and   it   was   exciting   to   be   a   part   of   that   ritualistic process. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Rabbi Hannah Laner - Jewish Boulder CO The   word   we   scribed   was   ולא   the   one   right   before   ועסי,   from   Shmot   40:37.   What   a wonderful teaching! HaShem shows us the way and guides us. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Judy Solomon - Temple Israel - West Bloomfield, MI Letter yud This   scribing   experience   was   so   powerful   for   my   family--we   have   celebrated   life cycle   events   at Temple   Israel   and   we   have   had   the   support   of   our Temple   community in    very    difficult    times.    To    come    together    as    a    family    to    fulfill    this    mitzvah    was amazing--joyful,   beautiful   and   deeply   personal--not   just   the   scribing   itself   but   to   write our   prayers   for   the   Wall   and   make   a   tribute   to   our   loved   ones   and   to   Rabbi   Loss, who   helped   us   find   light   in   one   of   the   darkest   times.   We   are   so   happy   to   be   one   year later, able to share in this very special mitzvah. Thank you! The Solomons ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Sheila Schiffer - Temple Israel - West Bloomfield MI ל   -   It   was   meaningful   on   several   levels.   Our   family   had   gathered   to   write   a   letter   in the   Torah.   Three   of   my   granddaughters   are   students   at   Hillel   Day   School   and   they liked   reading   the   parsha   which   surrounded   the   lamed.   We   all   learned   from   the different    stations    surrounding    the    sofer.   The    "taste    of   Torah"    trivia    book    will    be enjoyed   in   each   of   our   households.   The   program   was   well   organized   and   appliicable to all ages. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Nancy Meininger - Temple Israel - West Bloomfield MI The word I wrote was HaMishkan I   felt   the   opportunity   to   work   with   the   scribe   was   the   experience   of   a   lifetime   and   my chance to truly express my love of Judaism. As   a   Jew   by   Choice,   it   was   particularly   meaningful   to   me,   indeed   an   honor   and   a privilege to be included in this Torah that will endure well beyond my lifetime. The   video   preparation   for   the   experience   was   informative   and   helped   to   enhance   the actual    hands    on    experience.    My    volunteer    guide    was    both    accommodating    and attentive and made this time very special for me. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Neal Charness - Temple Israel - West Bloomfield, MI bnai:   This   was   done   just   a   few   weeks   before   our   kids'   B'nai   Mitzvah   and   a   trip   to Israel.   It   reinforces   the   connections   and   was   meaningful   for   our   children   and   us.   I think the children will quietly remember this for a long time. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Barbara Frankel - Temple Israel - West Bloomfield MI S - shin It   was   a   wonderful   feeling   of   belonging   to   the   best   Temple   and   the   fact   that   we   were all   sharing   this   time   together.   How   nice   to   have   all   of   the   information   for   us,   we   did learn a lot. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Burt & Mary schwartz -Temple Israel - West Bloomfield MI Burt   and   I   enjoyed   the   Torah   scribing   experience   immensely.   The   time   spent   was very   well   organized   from   watching   the   video,explaining   all   of   the   necessities   from beginning   to   end   in   writing   a   Torah,to   seeing   and   having   explained   each   step   along the   way,   to   meeting   the   sofer(scribe)   who   showed   and   explained   the   letter   we   were given   and   then   inscribing   it.   We   also   enjoyed   the   last   step   which   involved   decorating the wrap which will be used to tye the Torah upon completion. It was a wonderful learning experience that we will remember for a long time. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Jan Jacobs - Temple Israel - West Bloomfield MI Bet!   I   got   to   scribe   with   my   88   year   old   dad!!!   The   scribe   was   patient,   answered   lots of   questions,   and   my   dad   talked   about   his   GRANDFATHER,   a   man   he   had   never mentioned before, and thought he had heard that this grandpa was also a scribe! ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Norrine Freeman - Temple Israel - West Bloomfield MI Our family loved the experience. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Ariel Boxman - Temple Shalom - Dallas, TX We   had   a   wonderful   experience   scribing   our   very   own   Torah.   Through   the   scribing experience,   our   congregants   felt   intimately   connected   to   the   Torah   and   our   Jewish traditions. I am very grateful for this opportunity.
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