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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Abe Marcadis - Rodeph Sholom Great   experience   from   the   beginning   to   end.   Moving   experiences   for   our   congregants   and   very   meaningful   project. Raised   funds   for   our   long-term   endowment   that   will   keep   us   growing   strong   in   the   future.   Could   not   have   done   it   without SOS. All the soferim are highly experienced and very friendly - the congregation enjoyed their teaching and explanations. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Ron & Brenda Appleton - Congregation Beth Isael Vancouver, B.C. A   most   wonderful   experience   and   very   informative.      We   were   delighted   to   have   been   able   to   participate,      Rabbi   Druin was delightful. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Benjamin Groberman - Congregation Beth Isael Vancouver, B.C. Together   with   my   parents,   I   helped   inscribe   a   letter   in   Beth   Israel's   new   sefer   Torah.   Rabbi   Druin's   insight   and   humour, lessons and guidance complemented the experience of the mitzvah. It was a simcha. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Glenda Mindlin - Congregation Beth Isael Vancouver, B.C. I think it was a taf- scribed with the Norman Franks family. Very positive especially watching how he made the children feel involved and important. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Sandi Bojm - Congregation Beth Isael Vancouver, B.C. Our letter was Zadik. The Rabbi discussed the meaning with us. We learned about the righteousness of the Zaikim and how we can aspire to these qualities. It   was   a   very   meaningul   and   spiritual   moment   for   our   family   together   to   have   experienced   the   scribing   of   a   letter   in   the Torah. It is a memory to be treasured. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Stuart Snow - Congregation Beth Isael Vancouver, B.C. I   can   recommend   the   experienced   professionals   at   Sofer   on   Site   without   hesitation   for   any   congregation   wishing   to   have their Torah scrolls evaluated, cleaned and repaired to return them to Kashrut status.  Every   member   of   the   staff   is   kind,   dedicated   to   the   task   at   hand,   professional   in   their   demeanor   and   follow   up,   and   truly a partner with you during this process.  We could not be more pleased.  They are with you before, during and after!  May HaShem continue to bless their efforts with success!  Thank you Sofer on Site. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Ava Lee Millman Fisher - Congregation Beth Isael Vancouver, B.C. It   was   a   memorable   and   exciting   experience   for   members   of   my   family   and   me   to   inscribe   the   86th   letter   of   the   last hundred   in   our   new Torah.   I   took   especially   great   delight   in   the   attentive   reaction   of   my   grandchildren   ...   and   the   fact   that they were capable of answering all of the questions posed. "FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION". ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Nicky Fried - Congregation Beth Isael Vancouver, B.C. An   incredible   experience!   As   both   guide   and   participant   I   had   the   pleasure   of   seeing   Rabbi   Druin   in   action   four   times. Each scribing opportunity was uniquely tailored, and delivered not only learning but a very emotional journey. Personally   the   love   and   attention   he   gave   to   my   young   adult   daughter   was   touching   and   will   be   a   memory   she   will   carry with her for life. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Carol Herbert - Congregation Beth Isael Vancouver, B.C. I   find   myself   still   thinking   'wow'   as   I   move   through   my   day,   having   heard   Rabbi   Druin's   teaching   about   the   meaning   of 'morah',   our   letter   being   the   mem   at   the   beginning   of   the   word.      Though   we   met   with   him   at   the   end   of   the   third   day,   he was completely engaged and enthusiastic. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Reisa Smiley Schneider - Congregation Beth Isael Vancouver, B.C. We   wrote   chaf   (word   #91   of   the   last   100)   from   the   word   lechol   but   Rabbi   Druin   chose   to   combine   his   teaching   with   the word   next   to   it   -   morah   which   means   wonder;   he   talked   about   the   wonder   of   God,   creation   and   of   course   of   the   wonder of   a   child   noting   that   we   had   our   one   year   old   granddaughter   participate   in   the   'Sofer   on   Site'   experience   with   her parents and ourselves, her grandparents (mdor ldor). Todah Rabah for an inspiring, educational and uplifting spiritual experience. Rabbi   Druin   is   an   inspiring   spiritual   leader   and   effective   educator;   he   was   quick   to   come   up   with   a   teaching   that   was meaningful   to   our   whole   family;   I   suspect   he   chose   to   focus   on   the   subject   he   did   in   order   to   engage   the   younger generation which is so important in our times. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Gretchen DuMoulin - Congregation Beth Isael Vancouver, B.C. Rabbi Druin is so personable and truly speaks from the heart. He was very engaging and really made the experience come to life. Thank you for your heart and spirit you really spoke to us all. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Binny Goldman - Congregation Beth Isael Vancouver, B.C. One   of   the   last   3   letters-   of   Yisrael-."RAISH"   and   found   it   fascinating   to   realize   that   it   forms   the   word   YASHAR   when   just the   first   3   letters   are   used.   One   doesn't   normally   search   for   smaller   words   and   their   significance   within   larger   Hebrew     words unless they are pointed out ..which our Sofer Rabbi Druin wisely did. This   is   what   I   sent   out   to   the   planning   committee   of   BI.   Now   that   I   have   scribed-   an   experience   like   no   other   -   which   will live   in   my   heart   with   other   unique   experiences   I   have   been   fortunate   enough   to   have   enjoyed-the   birth   of   my   children..or a   trip   to   Israel..I   would   like   to   share   some   of   the   predominant   comments   I   have   heard   from   those   attending   the   closing ceremony of our scribing. These   were   comments   made   by   guests   in   the   audience   who   had   scribed   at   the   synagogues   where   they   were   members, who   said   that   they      too,   wished   they   had   been   given   the   opportunity   by   their   shul   to   walk   the   paths   walked   by   our members;   to   stop   by   the   Well   of Torah,   to   have   had   the   opportunity   to   decorate   a   chagorah;   to   place   a   wish   upon   a   tree;     to   listen   to   a   maggidah;   to   meditate   and   to   finally   -   then   reach   the   goal   of   scribing   their   letter   and   listen   to   the significance of the letter they were scribing told to them by Rabbi Druin. They   only   realized   that-   however,      when   hearing   the   accounts   of   those   of   our   members   who   had   walked   the   total   journey and learning of the deep emotions this journey had evoked. I   was   also   asked   who   had   initiated   this   path   to   the   torah,   who   had   birthed   this   idea   and   thereby   not   to   make   it   merely   a fund raising event. I   answered   that   the   idea   had   come   from   the   hearts   of   the   members   of   our   shul   -   as   they   are   OUR   hearts-   the   hearts   of BI   who   knew   what   would   be   a   meaningful   experience   for   all   as   they      themselves   envisioned   it   as   a   meaningful experience for themselves...and brought it to fruition. And so it seems through our journey- we have touched many hearts out there. Thank   YOU..Mazel   tov..indeed   the   little   letters   of   the   torah   scattered   in   the   heavens   as   Past   President   Peter   hoped- certainly  did land here as well. And in the words of our Sofer and our own Rabbi Infeld..the true heart of our BI.. Yasher Koach! Binny- (gratefully- a member of BI) ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Natasha Press - Congregation Beth Isael Vancouver, B.C. The letter hay. The sofer told meaningful stories about it and how it can inspire personal change and growth. It was an amazing experience for me and my children! The sofer created an atmosphere of kavana. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Rochelle Hammer - Congregation Beth Isael Vancouver, B.C. The letter was Mem. This letter meant love, which was very meaningful to us. Thank you very much. It   meant   so   much   to   my   husband   and   myself   that   we   had   the   opportunity   to   participate   in   this   mitzvah   that   gave   us   a new feeling about being Jewish. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Bob Levitt - Congregation Beth Isael Vancouver, B.C. Our   letter   was   Lammed   and   was   significant   for   us   for   both   the   honour   of   having   it   written   in   Beth   Israel's   new   Torah   but as well as it is the first letter of our last name: Levitt. My   wife,   Gisella,   and   I   with   our   daughter,   Valerie   her   husband   Noam,   their   son   Erez   and   daughter   Mia   and   our   daughter Lisa   with   her   daughter   Michaela,   all   participated   in   this   wonderful   experience.      (Lisa's   husband,   Jeffrey,   was   not   able   to be   with   us   as   he   was   in   Toronto   tending   to   his   gravely   ill   Grandmother.      His   presence   would   have   completed   the   circle for us.) Rabbi   Druin   is   a   most   engaging   and   knowledgeable   man   with   a   welcoming   personality.      He   made   the   end   point   (scribing our letter) well worth the journey.  Thank you Rabbi. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Laney Arndt - Temple Shalom, Dallas TX Scribing   in   our   Torah   was   an   incredibly   moving   experience,   certainly   more   so   than   I   thought   it   would   be.      The   Sofer   was so   very   patient   and   extremely   knowledgeable.   I   loved   hearing   the   story   behind   the   letter   I   was   about   to   scribe.      The experience   was   made   even   more   meaningful   because   my   entire   family   was   able   to   share   in   the   very   special   event.      For years to come, every time our Torah is removed from the Ark, we will remember this time in our lives.  So very special.   ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Brenda Nibert - Temple Shalom, Dallas TX Scribing   in   our   Torah   was   an   incredibly   moving   experience,   certainly   more   so   than   I   thought   it   would   be.      The   Sofer   was so   very   patient   and   extremely   knowledgeable.   I   loved   hearing   the   story   behind   the   letter   I   was   about   to   scribe.   The experience   was   made   even   more   meaningful   because   my   entire   family   was   able   to   share   in   the   very   special   event.      For years to come, every time our Torah is removed from the Ark, we will remember this time in our lives.  So very special. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Jill Dunn - Temple Shalom, Dallas TX Really the most meaningful experience I ever had at my temple, besides my boys' bar-mitzvot. Such a personal and special event due to the sofer's enthusiasm and inclusion.
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
Abe Marcadis - Rodeph Sholom Great     experience     from     the     beginning     to     end.     Moving experiences   for   our   congregants   and   very   meaningful   project. Raised   funds   for   our   long-term   endowment   that   will   keep   us growing   strong   in   the   future.   Could   not   have   done   it   without SOS. All   the   soferim   are   highly   experienced   and   very   friendly   -   the congregation enjoyed their teaching and explanations. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Ron     &     Brenda    Appleton     -     Congregation     Beth     Isael Vancouver, B.C. A   most   wonderful   experience   and   very   informative.      We   were delighted   to   have   been   able   to   participate,      Rabbi   Druin   was delightful. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Benjamin      Groberman      -      Congregation      Beth      Isael Vancouver, B.C. Together   with   my   parents,   I   helped   inscribe   a   letter   in   Beth Israel's   new   sefer   Torah.   Rabbi   Druin's   insight   and   humour, lessons   and   guidance   complemented   the   experience   of   the mitzvah. It was a simcha. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Glenda Mindlin - Congregation Beth Isael Vancouver, B.C. I think it was a taf- scribed with the Norman Franks family. Very   positive   especially   watching   how   he   made   the   children feel involved and important. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Sandi Bojm - Congregation Beth Isael Vancouver, B.C. Our   letter   was   Zadik.   The   Rabbi   discussed   the   meaning   with us. We   learned   about   the   righteousness   of   the   Zaikim   and   how we can aspire to these qualities. It   was   a   very   meaningul   and   spiritual   moment   for   our   family together   to   have   experienced   the   scribing   of   a   letter   in   the Torah. It is a memory to be treasured. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Stuart Snow - Congregation Beth Isael Vancouver, B.C. I   can   recommend   the   experienced   professionals   at   Sofer   on Site   without   hesitation   for   any   congregation   wishing   to   have their   Torah   scrolls   evaluated,   cleaned   and   repaired   to   return them to Kashrut status.  Every   member   of   the   staff   is   kind,   dedicated   to   the   task   at hand,   professional   in   their   demeanor   and   follow   up,   and   truly   a partner   with   you   during   this   process.      We   could   not   be   more pleased.  They are with you before, during and after!  May    HaShem    continue    to    bless    their    efforts    with    success!      Thank you Sofer on Site. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Ava     Lee     Millman     Fisher     -     Congregation     Beth     Isael Vancouver, B.C. It   was   a   memorable   and   exciting   experience   for   members   of my   family   and   me   to   inscribe   the   86th   letter   of   the   last   hundred in   our   new Torah.   I   took   especially   great   delight   in   the   attentive reaction   of   my   grandchildren   ...   and   the   fact   that   they   were capable    of    answering    all    of    the    questions    posed.    "FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION". ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Nicky Fried - Congregation Beth Isael Vancouver, B.C. An   incredible   experience!   As   both   guide   and   participant   I   had the   pleasure   of   seeing   Rabbi   Druin   in   action   four   times.   Each scribing   opportunity   was   uniquely   tailored,   and   delivered   not only learning but a very emotional journey. Personally   the   love   and   attention   he   gave   to   my   young   adult daughter   was   touching   and   will   be   a   memory   she   will   carry with her for life. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Carol Herbert - Congregation Beth Isael Vancouver, B.C. I   find   myself   still   thinking   'wow'   as   I   move   through   my   day, having   heard   Rabbi   Druin's   teaching   about   the   meaning   of 'morah',   our   letter   being   the   mem   at   the   beginning   of   the   word.     Though   we   met   with   him   at   the   end   of   the   third   day,   he   was completely engaged and enthusiastic. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Reisa     Smiley     Schneider     -     Congregation     Beth     Isael Vancouver, B.C. We   wrote   chaf   (word   #91   of   the   last   100)   from   the   word   lechol but   Rabbi   Druin   chose   to   combine   his   teaching   with   the   word next   to   it   -   morah   which   means   wonder;   he   talked   about   the wonder   of   God,   creation   and   of   course   of   the   wonder   of   a   child noting   that   we   had   our   one   year   old   granddaughter   participate in    the    'Sofer    on    Site'    experience    with    her    parents    and ourselves, her grandparents (mdor ldor). Todah    Rabah    for    an    inspiring,    educational    and    uplifting spiritual experience. Rabbi    Druin    is    an    inspiring    spiritual    leader    and    effective educator;   he   was   quick   to   come   up   with   a   teaching   that   was meaningful   to   our   whole   family;   I   suspect   he   chose   to   focus   on the   subject   he   did   in   order   to   engage   the   younger   generation which is so important in our times. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Gretchen   DuMoulin   -   Congregation   Beth   Isael   Vancouver, B.C. Rabbi Druin is so personable and truly speaks from the heart. He   was   very   engaging   and   really   made   the   experience   come to life. Thank you for your heart and spirit you really spoke to us all. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Binny Goldman - Congregation Beth Isael Vancouver, B.C. One   of   the   last   3   letters-   of   Yisrael-."RAISH"   and   found   it fascinating   to   realize   that   it   forms   the   word YASHAR   when   just the   first   3   letters   are   used.   One   doesn't   normally   search   for smaller    words    and    their    significance    within    larger    Hebrew      words   unless   they   are   pointed   out   ..which   our   Sofer   Rabbi Druin wisely did. This   is   what   I   sent   out   to   the   planning   committee   of   BI.   Now that   I   have   scribed-   an   experience   like   no   other   -   which   will live   in   my   heart   with   other   unique   experiences   I   have   been fortunate   enough   to   have   enjoyed-the   birth   of   my   children..or   a trip   to   Israel..I   would   like   to   share   some   of   the   predominant comments    I    have    heard    from    those    attending    the    closing ceremony of our scribing. These   were   comments   made   by   guests   in   the   audience   who had   scribed   at   the   synagogues   where   they   were   members, who   said   that   they      too,   wished   they   had   been   given   the opportunity    by    their    shul    to    walk    the    paths    walked    by    our members;    to    stop    by    the    Well    of    Torah,    to    have    had    the opportunity   to   decorate   a   chagorah;   to   place   a   wish   upon   a tree;      to   listen   to   a   maggidah;   to   meditate   and   to   finally   -   then reach    the    goal    of    scribing    their    letter    and    listen    to    the significance   of   the   letter   they   were   scribing   told   to   them   by Rabbi Druin. They   only   realized   that-   however,      when   hearing   the   accounts of   those   of   our   members   who   had   walked   the   total   journey   and learning of the deep emotions this journey had evoked. I   was   also   asked   who   had   initiated   this   path   to   the   torah,   who had   birthed   this   idea   and   thereby   not   to   make   it   merely   a   fund raising event. I   answered   that   the   idea   had   come   from   the   hearts   of   the members   of   our   shul   -   as   they   are   OUR   hearts-   the   hearts   of BI   who   knew   what   would   be   a   meaningful   experience   for   all   as they      themselves   envisioned   it   as   a   meaningful   experience   for themselves...and brought it to fruition. And   so   it   seems   through   our   journey-   we   have   touched   many hearts out there. Thank   YOU..Mazel   tov..indeed   the   little   letters   of   the   torah scattered    in    the    heavens    as    Past    President    Peter    hoped- certainly  did land here as well. And   in   the   words   of   our   Sofer   and   our   own   Rabbi   Infeld..the true heart of our BI.. Yasher Koach! Binny- (gratefully- a member of BI) ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Natasha Press - Congregation Beth Isael Vancouver, B.C. The   letter   hay.   The   sofer   told   meaningful   stories   about   it   and how it can inspire personal change and growth. It   was   an   amazing   experience   for   me   and   my   children!   The sofer created an atmosphere of kavana. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Rochelle   Hammer   -   Congregation   Beth   Isael   Vancouver, B.C. The   letter   was   Mem.   This   letter   meant   love,   which   was   very meaningful to us. Thank you very much. It   meant   so   much   to   my   husband   and   myself   that   we   had   the opportunity   to   participate   in   this   mitzvah   that   gave   us   a   new feeling about being Jewish. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Bob Levitt - Congregation Beth Isael Vancouver, B.C. Our   letter   was   Lammed   and   was   significant   for   us   for   both   the honour   of   having   it   written   in   Beth   Israel's   new   Torah   but   as well as it is the first letter of our last name: Levitt. My   wife,   Gisella,   and   I   with   our   daughter,   Valerie   her   husband Noam,   their   son   Erez   and   daughter   Mia   and   our   daughter   Lisa with   her   daughter   Michaela,   all   participated   in   this   wonderful experience.      (Lisa's   husband,   Jeffrey,   was   not   able   to   be   with us   as   he   was   in Toronto   tending   to   his   gravely   ill   Grandmother.     His presence would have completed the circle for us.) Rabbi   Druin   is   a   most   engaging   and   knowledgeable   man   with a   welcoming   personality.      He   made   the   end   point   (scribing   our letter) well worth the journey.  Thank you Rabbi. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Laney Arndt - Temple Shalom, Dallas TX Scribing   in   our   Torah   was   an   incredibly   moving   experience, certainly   more   so   than   I   thought   it   would   be.      The   Sofer   was so   very   patient   and   extremely   knowledgeable.   I   loved   hearing the    story    behind    the    letter    I    was    about    to    scribe.        The experience    was    made    even    more    meaningful    because    my entire   family   was   able   to   share   in   the   very   special   event.      For years   to   come,   every   time   our   Torah   is   removed   from   the Ark, we will remember this time in our lives.  So very special.   ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Brenda Nibert - Temple Shalom, Dallas TX Scribing   in   our   Torah   was   an   incredibly   moving   experience, certainly   more   so   than   I   thought   it   would   be.      The   Sofer   was so   very   patient   and   extremely   knowledgeable.   I   loved   hearing the    story    behind    the    letter    I    was    about    to    scribe.    The experience    was    made    even    more    meaningful    because    my entire   family   was   able   to   share   in   the   very   special   event.      For years   to   come,   every   time   our   Torah   is   removed   from   the Ark, we will remember this time in our lives.  So very special. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Jill Dunn - Temple Shalom, Dallas TX Really    the    most    meaningful    experience    I    ever    had    at    my temple, besides my boys' bar-mitzvot. Such    a    personal    and    special    event    due    to    the    sofer's enthusiasm and inclusion.
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
Abe Marcadis - Rodeph Sholom Great    experience    from    the    beginning    to    end.    Moving    experiences    for    our congregants     and     very     meaningful     project.     Raised     funds     for     our     long-term endowment   that   will   keep   us   growing   strong   in   the   future.   Could   not   have   done   it without SOS. All   the   soferim   are   highly   experienced   and   very   friendly   -   the   congregation   enjoyed their teaching and explanations. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Ron & Brenda Appleton - Congregation Beth Isael Vancouver, B.C. A   most   wonderful   experience   and   very   informative.      We   were   delighted   to   have   been able to participate,  Rabbi Druin was delightful. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Benjamin Groberman - Congregation Beth Isael Vancouver, B.C. Together   with   my   parents,   I   helped   inscribe   a   letter   in   Beth   Israel's   new   sefer   Torah. Rabbi    Druin's    insight    and    humour,    lessons    and    guidance    complemented    the experience of the mitzvah. It was a simcha. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Glenda Mindlin - Congregation Beth Isael Vancouver, B.C. I think it was a taf- scribed with the Norman Franks family. Very    positive    especially    watching    how    he    made    the    children    feel    involved    and important. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Sandi Bojm - Congregation Beth Isael Vancouver, B.C. Our letter was Zadik. The Rabbi discussed the meaning with us. We   learned   about   the   righteousness   of   the   Zaikim   and   how   we   can   aspire   to   these qualities. It    was    a    very    meaningul    and    spiritual    moment    for    our    family    together    to    have experienced the scribing of a letter in the Torah. It is a memory to be treasured. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Stuart Snow - Congregation Beth Isael Vancouver, B.C. I   can   recommend   the   experienced   professionals   at   Sofer   on   Site   without   hesitation for   any   congregation   wishing   to   have   their   Torah   scrolls   evaluated,   cleaned   and repaired to return them to Kashrut status.  Every   member   of   the   staff   is   kind,   dedicated   to   the   task   at   hand,   professional   in   their demeanor   and   follow   up,   and   truly   a   partner   with   you   during   this   process.      We   could not be more pleased.  They are with you before, during and after!  May HaShem continue to bless their efforts with success!  Thank you Sofer on Site. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Ava Lee Millman Fisher - Congregation Beth Isael Vancouver, B.C. It   was   a   memorable   and   exciting   experience   for   members   of   my   family   and   me   to inscribe   the   86th   letter   of   the   last   hundred   in   our   new   Torah.   I   took   especially   great delight   in   the   attentive   reaction   of   my   grandchildren   ...   and   the   fact   that   they   were capable    of    answering    all    of    the    questions    posed.    "FROM    GENERATION    TO GENERATION". ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Nicky Fried - Congregation Beth Isael Vancouver, B.C. An   incredible   experience! As   both   guide   and   participant   I   had   the   pleasure   of   seeing Rabbi   Druin   in   action   four   times.   Each   scribing   opportunity   was   uniquely   tailored, and delivered not only learning but a very emotional journey. Personally   the   love   and   attention   he   gave   to   my   young   adult   daughter   was   touching and will be a memory she will carry with her for life. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Carol Herbert - Congregation Beth Isael Vancouver, B.C. I   find   myself   still   thinking   'wow'   as   I   move   through   my   day,   having   heard   Rabbi Druin's   teaching   about   the   meaning   of   'morah',   our   letter   being   the   mem   at   the beginning   of   the   word.      Though   we   met   with   him   at   the   end   of   the   third   day,   he   was completely engaged and enthusiastic. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Reisa Smiley Schneider - Congregation Beth Isael Vancouver, B.C. We   wrote   chaf   (word   #91   of   the   last   100)   from   the   word   lechol   but   Rabbi   Druin chose   to   combine   his   teaching   with   the   word   next   to   it   -   morah   which   means   wonder; he   talked   about   the   wonder   of   God,   creation   and   of   course   of   the   wonder   of   a   child noting   that   we   had   our   one   year   old   granddaughter   participate   in   the   'Sofer   on   Site' experience with her parents and ourselves, her grandparents (mdor ldor). Todah Rabah for an inspiring, educational and uplifting spiritual experience. Rabbi   Druin   is   an   inspiring   spiritual   leader   and   effective   educator;   he   was   quick   to come   up   with   a   teaching   that   was   meaningful   to   our   whole   family;   I   suspect   he chose   to   focus   on   the   subject   he   did   in   order   to   engage   the   younger   generation which is so important in our times. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Gretchen DuMoulin - Congregation Beth Isael Vancouver, B.C. Rabbi Druin is so personable and truly speaks from the heart. He was very engaging and really made the experience come to life. Thank you for your heart and spirit you really spoke to us all. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Binny Goldman - Congregation Beth Isael Vancouver, B.C. One   of   the   last   3   letters-   of   Yisrael-."RAISH"   and   found   it   fascinating   to   realize   that   it forms   the   word   YASHAR   when   just   the   first   3   letters   are   used.   One   doesn't   normally search   for   smaller   words   and   their   significance   within   larger   Hebrew      words   unless they are pointed out ..which our Sofer Rabbi Druin wisely did. This   is   what   I   sent   out   to   the   planning   committee   of   BI.   Now   that   I   have   scribed-   an experience   like   no   other   -   which   will   live   in   my   heart   with   other   unique   experiences   I have   been   fortunate   enough   to   have   enjoyed-the   birth   of   my   children..or   a   trip   to Israel..I   would   like   to   share   some   of   the   predominant   comments   I   have   heard   from those attending the closing ceremony of our scribing. These   were   comments   made   by   guests   in   the   audience   who   had   scribed   at   the synagogues   where   they   were   members,   who   said   that   they      too,   wished   they   had been   given   the   opportunity   by   their   shul   to   walk   the   paths   walked   by   our   members; to   stop   by   the   Well   of   Torah,   to   have   had   the   opportunity   to   decorate   a   chagorah;   to place   a   wish   upon   a   tree;      to   listen   to   a   maggidah;   to   meditate   and   to   finally   -   then reach   the   goal   of   scribing   their   letter   and   listen   to   the   significance   of   the   letter   they were scribing told to them by Rabbi Druin. They   only   realized   that-   however,      when   hearing   the   accounts   of   those   of   our members   who   had   walked   the   total   journey   and   learning   of   the   deep   emotions   this journey had evoked. I   was   also   asked   who   had   initiated   this   path   to   the   torah,   who   had   birthed   this   idea and thereby not to make it merely a fund raising event. I   answered   that   the   idea   had   come   from   the   hearts   of   the   members   of   our   shul   -   as they   are   OUR   hearts-   the   hearts   of   BI   who   knew   what   would   be   a   meaningful experience   for   all   as   they      themselves   envisioned   it   as   a   meaningful   experience   for themselves...and brought it to fruition. And so it seems through our journey- we have touched many hearts out there. Thank   YOU..Mazel   tov..indeed   the   little   letters   of   the   torah   scattered   in   the   heavens as Past President Peter hoped-certainly  did land here as well. And in the words of our Sofer and our own Rabbi Infeld..the true heart of our BI.. Yasher Koach! Binny- (gratefully- a member of BI) ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Natasha Press - Congregation Beth Isael Vancouver, B.C. The   letter   hay.   The   sofer   told   meaningful   stories   about   it   and   how   it   can   inspire personal change and growth. It    was    an    amazing    experience    for    me    and    my    children!    The    sofer    created    an atmosphere of kavana. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Rochelle Hammer - Congregation Beth Isael Vancouver, B.C. The   letter   was   Mem.   This   letter   meant   love,   which   was   very   meaningful   to   us.   Thank you very much. It    meant    so    much    to    my    husband    and    myself    that    we    had    the    opportunity    to participate in this mitzvah that gave us a new feeling about being Jewish. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Bob Levitt - Congregation Beth Isael Vancouver, B.C. Our   letter   was   Lammed   and   was   significant   for   us   for   both   the   honour   of   having   it written   in   Beth   Israel's   new   Torah   but   as   well   as   it   is   the   first   letter   of   our   last   name: Levitt. My   wife,   Gisella,   and   I   with   our   daughter,   Valerie   her   husband   Noam,   their   son   Erez and   daughter   Mia   and   our   daughter   Lisa   with   her   daughter   Michaela,   all   participated in   this   wonderful   experience.      (Lisa's   husband,   Jeffrey,   was   not   able   to   be   with   us   as he   was   in   Toronto   tending   to   his   gravely   ill   Grandmother.      His   presence   would   have completed the circle for us.) Rabbi    Druin    is    a    most    engaging    and    knowledgeable    man    with    a    welcoming personality.      He   made   the   end   point   (scribing   our   letter)   well   worth   the   journey.     Thank you Rabbi. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Laney Arndt - Temple Shalom, Dallas TX Scribing   in   our   Torah   was   an   incredibly   moving   experience,   certainly   more   so   than   I thought   it   would   be.      The   Sofer   was   so   very   patient   and   extremely   knowledgeable.   I loved   hearing   the   story   behind   the   letter   I   was   about   to   scribe.      The   experience   was made   even   more   meaningful   because   my   entire   family   was   able   to   share   in   the   very special   event.      For   years   to   come,   every   time   our   Torah   is   removed   from   the Ark,   we will remember this time in our lives.  So very special.   ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Brenda Nibert - Temple Shalom, Dallas TX Scribing   in   our   Torah   was   an   incredibly   moving   experience,   certainly   more   so   than   I thought   it   would   be.      The   Sofer   was   so   very   patient   and   extremely   knowledgeable.   I loved   hearing   the   story   behind   the   letter   I   was   about   to   scribe.   The   experience   was made   even   more   meaningful   because   my   entire   family   was   able   to   share   in   the   very special   event.      For   years   to   come,   every   time   our   Torah   is   removed   from   the Ark,   we will remember this time in our lives.  So very special. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Jill Dunn - Temple Shalom, Dallas TX Really   the   most   meaningful   experience   I   ever   had   at   my   temple,   besides   my   boys' bar-mitzvot. Such a personal and special event due to the sofer's enthusiasm and inclusion.
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