Testimonials
═══════════════════════════════ R abbi   Arik   Labowitz   -   Berkeley,   CA Dear   Moshe,   I   wanted   to   thank   you   again   for   coming   to   my   home   and   doing   such   an amazing    job    teaching    and    taking    care    of    this    Torah.    Everyone    that    attended    the workshop   could   not   offer   enough   praise   for   your   depth   of   knowledge   and   your   ability   to connect   with   your   audience.   You   have   a   rare   gift   and   I'm   so   glad   that   you   were   able   to share   it   with   us.   Perhaps   we   can   make   this   an   annual   event.   In   the   meantime   please   let me   know   when   you'll   be   back   in   the   bay   area.   Blessings   to   you   and   your   family   for   a sweet and rejuvenating Shabbat, Arik ═══════════════════════════════ S amantha   Hammontree   -   Project   Chair   Head   -   Congregation   Beth   Torah,   KS Congregation   Beth Torah   in   2013   celebrated   our   25th Anniversary. This   joyous   occasion was   celebrated   in   conjunction   with   launching   our   Torah   project   through   Sofer   On   Site! Within just days of taking on this project, our founding Rabbi announced his retirement. As   the   Chairperson   for   the   25th   Anniversary   and   the   Torah   Writing   Experience,   we established   a   goal   of   hoping   to   raise   $500,000.   It   was   crucial   that   we   had   a   well   polished   and   strategic   approach   to   our marketing   campaign. As   President   of   my   company,   my   time   is   limited. These   two   giant   projects   wouldn’t   be   without   great leadership   and   I   knew   it   would   take   an   incredible   volunteer   steering   committee   as   well   as   partnership   with   Sofer   On Site.   I   definitely   understood   the   significance   marketing   would   play   when   developing   a   successful   campaign.   I   was somewhat   hesitant   on   relying   on   Sofer   On   Site   as   a   source   for   our   marketing   and   publicity   materials   because   we   had   an internal communications and graphic designer on staff at Beth Torah. However,   it   didn’t   take   long   for   me   to   realize   the   talent   of   Shmuel   Goldstein,   my   day-to-day   point   of   contact.   Shmuel’s professionalism   and   collaboration   skills   have   been   invaluable   It   is   rare   that   you   find   someone   who   has   both   the   creative ability,   copywriting   skills   and   technical   side   as   well.   This   combination   helps   us   get   things   done   quickly.   He   has   always made   himself   available,   which   fits   great   with   my   hectic   and   very   busy   schedule.   He   is   personable,   extremely   patient, friendly   and   easy   to   work   with.   His   ability   to   rapidly   put   our   thoughts   and   ideas   onto   paper   is   really   amazing   and   creates great   efficiencies   so   I   can   devote   my   time   elsewhere.   There   is   no   doubt   that   in   the   course   of   working   with   him   on   our project, we’ve not only gained a great resource and talent, but a friend as well. Sincerely, ═══════════════════════════════ J ohn Kohn - Vice President - Mickve Israel, Savannah, GA   Rabbi,   I   just   wanted   to   take   a   moment   to   tell   you   how   much   Rabbi   Salazar's   visit   to   our Temple   was   appreciated.   He,   like   other   people   at   Sofer-on-Site,   shares   and   exudes   his love for Torah. It is contagious. Many   people   took   the   time   to   let   me   know   how   meaningful   it   became   to   scribe   a   letter   in   the   new   Torah   we   are   getting. Before   the   event,   most   of   the   signers   were   not   sure   what   they   would   get   from   the   experience. Afterwards   many   gushed about   what   they   received.   This   is   a   tribute   to   Torah   and   to   Rabbi   Salazar   who   is   able   to   relate   so   well   with   each   person and make the moment special & educational. My   wife   was   one   of   the   students   in   the   Holy   Rollers   class.   When   she   got   home   at   10   PM,   she   spent   the   next   30   minutes telling me all about it. She was all excited about being involved. As   it   turns   out   one   of   the   local TV   stations   (WJCL,   the   NBC   affiliate)   came   by   and   did   a   short   story   about   our   new Torah. One   of   our   congregant   families   was   shown   and   Rabbi   Salazar   was   interviewed.   We   could   not   have   asked   for   more. Thank you to all that are involved with us. ═══════════════════════════════ R abbi Marcy Delbick & Barb English Temple Beth El Salinas, CA Our    visit    with    the    Sofer    On    Site    was    both    educational    and    inspirational.    As    we participated   in   writing   the   Torah,   Rabbi   Druin   connected   each   person   to   his   or   her   letter, demonstrating   that   just   as   every   letter   of   the Torah   matters   and   is   unique   and   significant so   is   each   person   taking   part   in   writing   it.   It   was   a   once   in   a   lifetime   experience   for   us and   a   weekend   we   will   never   forget.   We   also   want   to   thank   Rabbi   Shmuel   Goldstein   for all   his   time,   patience   and   wondrous   knowledge   of   the   computer.   His   graphic   design   helped   created   a   beautiful   certificate for our members, one in which we will cherish forever. It   has   been   a   pleasure   to   work   with   such   an   efficient   staff   as   Sofer   On   Site   and   we   hope   to   be   able   to   work   with   them again in the future. ═══════════════════════════════ S andy Crile - Temple Beit HaYam Stuart, FL Thank   you   for   all   your   assistance   with   our   Torah   restoration   day.   Rabbi   Selwyn   was WONDERFUL!!!   He   was   great   with   the   kids   as   well   as   the   adults.   Everyone   came   away so    appreciative    of    the    attention    he    gave    them    and    with    his    knowledge    of    Torah restoration and the magic of letters. He also has a wonderful sense of humor. Shalom, Sandy Crile _________________ Beth Pennamacoor - Religious School Director, Temple Beit HaYam Stuart, FL Rabbi    Selwyn    was    awesome    with    the    kids.   They    all    loved    the    presentation,    the    whole    Family    Ed    Day    and    the experience. ═══════════════════════════════ D avid   Miller   -   Temple Beth Sholom -   Santa Fe, NM I've   had   such   a   wonderful   week   working   with   Shmuel   Goldstein   that   I   wanted   to   share with you the following thoughts. Over   a   close   to   fifty   year   career   in   marketing   communications,   working   with   some   of finest   designers   in   the   country   on   some   of   the   top   brands   in   the   world,   I've   come   to realize   how   difficult   the   process   of   interaction   between   clients   and   creative   vendors   or between   even   two   creative   colleagues   can   be.   Often   there   is   an   immense   clash   of creative   ego   involved   because   one   individual   is   offering   another   their   best   thinking,   their creative   vision,   their   very   sense   of   how   to   communicate   an   idea.   There's   a   lot   of   rough bumps behind the development of the finished product. Working   with   Reb   Goldstein   has   been   the   opposite   experience   for   me.   He's   open   to hearing   my   ideas;   gently   inserts   his   thought   or   counter   ideas   if   he   thinks   he   has   a   better solution;    and    makes    the    entire    process    collaborative,    easy    and    yes,    even    fun.    That    of    course,    applies    to    the development   of   the   attention   getting,   creative   materials   we've   developed   to   launch   and   create   an   atmosphere   of   support for   our   Holocaust   Torah   Restoration   Project   (HTRP).   When   it   comes   to   the   technology   of   interacting   at   great   distance, his   speed   and   ability   to   help   even   technological   neophytes   (or   is   that   Luddites)   like   myself   makes   the   process   even better. (He's   helped   me   overcome   my   reluctance   to   engage   in   the   new   collaborative   program   offered   by   Google   Docs.   I   was initially   hesitant   both   because   of   time   it   takes   to   learn   something   new   and   because   I   wasn't   certain   it   would   be   worth   the effort. It doesn't take a long time and it's definitely worth it. And Reb Goldstein is a master teacher and fun to work with.) Lastly,   let   me   say   that   even   before   we   have   formally   launched   our   project   and   way   ahead   of   seeing   the   hopefully   sizable success   of   our   economic   campaign,   I   feel   our   TBS   Board   made   the   right   choice   in   selecting   Sofer   On   Site   and contracting   for   the   highest   level   of   input   and   advice   from   Sofer   On   Site.   It's   money   well   spent   and   Reb   Goldstein   is   a large part of the reason why. ═══════════════════════════════ D r.   Mark   Eisenberg   -   The   Community   Synagogue   -   Port   Washington,   NY Since   completing   our   new   Sefer   Torah   we   have   been   blessed   to   be   able   to   have   our Bar   and   Bat   Mitzvahs   chant   from   it   as   they   read   from   Torah   for   the   first   time.   The experience    that    we    had    scribing    the    Torah    was    something    that    touched    our congregation   in   very   deep   ways   and   will   always   be   remembered   by   each   of   the   families that participated. It   was   particularly   special   for   me   to   watch   how   moved   people   became   and   how   deeply touched   they   were   when   they   came   up   for   their   turn   to   write   "their"   letter   in   our   Torah. Thank you for partnering with us and helping our congregation fulfill the mitzvah.   _________________ Rabbi   Irwin   Zeplowitz,   Senior   Rabbi   -   The   Community   Synagogue From   the   first   meeting   with   Rabbi   Druin   years   before   the   project   began   to   threading   the   parchment   and   rolling   the   Torah at   the   very   end   of   the   process,   I   was   moved   by   the   passion,   professionalism,   compassion   and   caring   that   was   brought to   the   writing   of   our   congregational   Torah   by   "Sofer   On   Site."   It   was   a   joy   to   see   the   way   each   individual   and   every family   who   wrote   a   letter   was   given   the   time   to   learn   how   "their"   letter   had   relevance   for   them.   The   process   of   learning was   never   rushed,   and   from   our   youngest   preschoolers   to   home   bound   seniors,   "Sofer   On   Site"   helped   make   the   Torah a living part of their Jewish lives. In   addition   to   the   great   honor   of   sharing   with   the   other   clergy   at   the   synagogue   in   writing   the   first   and   final   letters,   I joined   my   family   in   writing   the   'aleph'   in   the   word   'or'   -   the   'light'   created   by   the   Holy   One   at   the   beginning.   Our   family was inspired by the light of Torah learning - and participating with so many hundreds of others in our community Torah. ═══════════════════════════════ R abbi   Josh   Snyder   -   Hillel   at   Goucher   College   -   Baltimore,   MD Thank   you   Reb   Gedalia   so   very   much   for   your   wonderful   job   in   leading   our   Torah Writing    and    dedication    events.    People    could    not    stop    talking    about    you    and    the experience.   I   appreciate   your   ability   to   both   welcome   and   challenge   participants   to   think about the meaning and significance of the act of writing a Sefer Torah. Some    of    what    you    said    has    become    a    big    point    of    how    I    talk    about    Torah.    Our community   grew   up   in   many   ways   around   these   events,   in   essence   we   have   been called   to   the   Torah.   Thank   you   for   your   flexibility,   sense   of   humor,   attention   to   detail   and love for Torah and Yiddishkeit. ═══════════════════════════════ Ja ck   Cohen   -   Congregation   B'nai   Torah   -   Saint   Peters,   MO Our Torah   was   in   bad   shape,   and   no   longer   kosher   when   we   contacted   Sofer   On   Site. The   Czech   Memorial Trust,   which had   provided   the   Torah   to   us   on   a   permanent   loan   20   year   earlier   recommended   your scribes   as   most   qualified   to   restore   this   Torah   which   had   survived   the   Holocaust.   Our expectations   were   high.   You   exceeded   our   expectations.   We   believe   that   Hashem bestowed   this   Torah   upon   us,   and   that   He   directed   our   search   to   you.   More   importantly, He   gave   you   the   skill   to   restore   the   letters   and   words   that   had   fallen   off   the   parchment to allow our continued prayers from a kosher Torah. ═══════════════════════════════ J udy Yambra - Congregation Beth Yeshurun, TX While    our    year    long    Torah    scribing    truly    helped    to    create    incredibly    meaningful    connections    to    Torah    and    the congregation   for   our   members,   as   chairs   of   the   event,   we   also   created   fabulous   relations   with   the   Sofer   On   Site   Staff. Our   scribes,   Rabbi   Levi   Selwyn,   Rabbi   Moshe   Druin   and   Rabbi   Gedallia   Druin   (who   I affectionately   referred   to   as   "Papa   Druin"   to   tell   the   difference)   were   amazing   with   every person   who   scribed.   And   we   give   great   kudos   to   Rabbis   Shmuel   Goldstein   who   was   a TREMENDOUS   help   with   many   of   our   marketing   pieces.   He's   creative,   generous   with his   time   and   always   very   prompt   with   return   calls   and   e-mails.   He   ALMOST   got   us   to use   Google   Docs   and   even   though   we   didn't,   he   was   helpful,   patient   and   a   very   kind "nudge" when he needed information. We   are   truly   thankful   for   the   advice   (not   all   of   which   was   taken   :-))   and   feel   very   blessed to   have   been   part   of   what   has   been   the   most   special   experience   our   congregation   has had or will have for many years to come. _________________ Brian Strauss - Congregation Beth Yeshurun, TX A   terrific   experience.   The   scribes   were   engaging,   warm,   and   made   everyone's   experience   a   memorable   one.   I   was amazed by their attention to detail and accessibility. _________________ Andrea Stein - Congregation Beth Yeshurun, TX It   has   been   a   joy   to   witness   so   many   families   and   individuals   take   their   place   with   the   scribe   and   write   a   letter   in   the Torah,   thereby   performing   the   613th   commandment   -   to   write   a Torah.   We   know   by   the   tears   and   smiles   we've   seen   that a   most   meaningful   connection   to   the Torah   and   to   Beth Yeshurun   has   been   experienced   by   all   who   participated.   We   give out   heartfelt   thanks   and   immeasurable   gratitude   to   Sofer   On   Site,   who   have   given   of   their   time   and   expertise   to   insure the   success   of   this   project.   Their   professional   work   and   services   made   us   look   great!   They   are   the   reason   this   project worked!  
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═══════════════════════════════ R abbi       Arik       Labowitz       -   Berkeley,   CA Dear     Moshe,     I     wanted     to thank   you   again   for   coming   to my   home   and   doing   such   an amazing     job     teaching     and taking     care     of     this     Torah. Everyone    that    attended    the workshop   could   not   offer   enough   praise   for   your   depth   of knowledge   and   your   ability   to   connect   with   your   audience. You   have   a   rare   gift   and   I'm   so   glad   that   you   were   able   to share   it   with   us.   Perhaps   we   can   make   this   an   annual   event. In   the   meantime   please   let   me   know   when   you'll   be   back   in the   bay   area.   Blessings   to   you   and   your   family   for   a   sweet and rejuvenating Shabbat, Arik ═══════════════════════════════ S amantha      Hammontree      -   Project        Chair        Head        -   Congregation     Beth     Torah,   KS Congregation    Beth    Torah    in 2013   celebrated   our   25th   Anniversary.   This   joyous   occasion was    celebrated    in    conjunction    with    launching    our    Torah project   through   Sofer   On   Site!   Within   just   days   of   taking   on this project, our founding Rabbi announced his retirement. As   the   Chairperson   for   the   25th   Anniversary   and   the   Torah Writing   Experience,   we   established   a   goal   of   hoping   to   raise $500,000.   It   was   crucial   that   we   had   a   well   polished   and strategic   approach   to   our   marketing   campaign.   As   President of   my   company,   my   time   is   limited.   These   two   giant   projects wouldn’t   be   without   great   leadership   and   I   knew   it   would   take an     incredible     volunteer     steering     committee     as     well     as partnership   with   Sofer   On   Site.   I   definitely   understood   the significance     marketing     would     play     when     developing     a successful   campaign.   I   was   somewhat   hesitant   on   relying   on Sofer   On   Site   as   a   source   for   our   marketing   and   publicity materials   because   we   had   an   internal   communications   and graphic designer on staff at Beth Torah. However,   it   didn’t   take   long   for   me   to   realize   the   talent   of Shmuel   Goldstein,   my   day-to-day   point   of   contact.   Shmuel’s professionalism   and   collaboration   skills   have   been   invaluable It   is   rare   that   you   find   someone   who   has   both   the   creative ability,    copywriting    skills    and    technical    side    as    well.    This combination   helps   us   get   things   done   quickly.   He   has   always made   himself   available,   which   fits   great   with   my   hectic   and very    busy    schedule.    He    is    personable,    extremely    patient, friendly   and   easy   to   work   with.   His   ability   to   rapidly   put   our thoughts   and   ideas   onto   paper   is   really   amazing   and   creates great   efficiencies   so   I   can   devote   my   time   elsewhere. There   is no   doubt   that   in   the   course   of   working   with   him   on   our   project, we’ve   not   only   gained   a   great   resource   and   talent,   but   a   friend as well. Sincerely, ═══════════════════════════════ J ohn   Kohn   -   Vice   President -   Mickve   Israel,   Savannah, GA   Rabbi,   I   just   wanted   to   take   a   moment   to   tell   you   how   much Rabbi   Salazar's   visit   to   our   Temple   was   appreciated.   He,   like other   people   at   Sofer-on-Site,   shares   and   exudes   his   love   for Torah. It is contagious. Many   people   took   the   time   to   let   me   know   how   meaningful   it became   to   scribe   a   letter   in   the   new   Torah   we   are   getting. Before   the   event,   most   of   the   signers   were   not   sure   what   they would    get    from    the    experience.    Afterwards    many    gushed about   what   they   received.   This   is   a   tribute   to   Torah   and   to Rabbi   Salazar   who   is   able   to   relate   so   well   with   each   person and make the moment special & educational. My   wife   was   one   of   the   students   in   the   Holy   Rollers   class. When   she   got   home   at   10   PM,   she   spent   the   next   30   minutes telling    me    all    about    it.    She    was    all    excited    about    being involved. As   it   turns   out   one   of   the   local   TV   stations   (WJCL,   the   NBC affiliate)   came   by   and   did   a   short   story   about   our   new   Torah. One   of   our   congregant   families   was   shown   and   Rabbi   Salazar was   interviewed.   We   could   not   have   asked   for   more.   Thank you to all that are involved with us. ═══════════════════════════════ R abbi   Marcy   Delbick   &   Barb English     Temple     Beth     El Salinas, CA Our    visit    with    the    Sofer    On Site     was     both     educational and    inspirational.   As    we    participated    in    writing    the    Torah, Rabbi    Druin    connected    each    person    to    his    or    her    letter, demonstrating   that   just   as   every   letter   of   the   Torah   matters and   is   unique   and   significant   so   is   each   person   taking   part   in writing   it.   It   was   a   once   in   a   lifetime   experience   for   us   and   a weekend   we   will   never   forget.   We   also   want   to   thank   Rabbi Shmuel    Goldstein    for    all    his    time,    patience    and    wondrous knowledge    of    the    computer.    His    graphic    design    helped created   a   beautiful   certificate   for   our   members,   one   in   which we will cherish forever. It   has   been   a   pleasure   to   work   with   such   an   efficient   staff   as Sofer   On   Site   and   we   hope   to   be   able   to   work   with   them   again in the future. ═══════════════════════════════ S andy Crile - Temple Beit HaYam Stuart, FL Thank      you      for      all      your assistance     with     our     Torah restoration         day.         Rabbi Selwyn   was   WONDERFUL!!! He   was   great   with   the   kids   as well   as   the   adults.   Everyone came   away   so   appreciative   of the   attention   he   gave   them   and   with   his   knowledge   of   Torah restoration   and   the   magic   of   letters.   He   also   has   a   wonderful sense of humor. Shalom, Sandy Crile _________________ Beth   Pennamacoor   -   Religious   School   Director,   Temple Beit HaYam Stuart, FL Rabbi   Selwyn   was   awesome   with   the   kids.   They   all   loved   the presentation, the whole Family Ed Day and the experience. ═══════════════════════════════ D avid   Miller   -   Temple Beth Sholom -   Santa Fe, NM I've    had    such    a    wonderful week    working    with    Shmuel Goldstein    that    I    wanted    to share with you the following thoughts. Over   a   close   to   fifty   year   career   in   marketing   communications, working   with   some   of   finest   designers   in   the   country   on   some of    the    top    brands    in    the    world,    I've    come    to    realize    how difficult   the   process   of   interaction   between   clients   and   creative vendors   or   between   even   two   creative   colleagues   can   be. Often   there   is   an   immense   clash   of   creative   ego   involved because   one   individual   is   offering   another   their   best   thinking, their   creative   vision,   their   very   sense   of   how   to   communicate an   idea. There's   a   lot   of   rough   bumps   behind   the   development of the finished product. Working     with     Reb     Goldstein     has     been     the     opposite experience   for   me.   He's   open   to   hearing   my   ideas;   gently inserts   his   thought   or   counter   ideas   if   he   thinks   he   has   a better   solution;   and   makes   the   entire   process   collaborative, easy    and    yes,    even    fun.    That    of    course,    applies    to    the development   of   the   attention   getting,   creative   materials   we've developed   to   launch   and   create   an   atmosphere   of   support   for our    Holocaust    Torah    Restoration    Project    (HTRP).    When    it comes   to   the   technology   of   interacting   at   great   distance,   his speed   and   ability   to   help   even   technological   neophytes   (or   is that Luddites) like myself makes the process even better. (He's   helped   me   overcome   my   reluctance   to   engage   in   the new   collaborative   program   offered   by   Google   Docs.   I   was initially    hesitant    both    because    of    time    it    takes    to    learn something   new   and   because   I   wasn't   certain   it   would   be   worth the   effort.   It   doesn't   take   a   long   time   and   it's   definitely   worth   it. And Reb Goldstein is a master teacher and fun to work with.) Lastly,   let   me   say   that   even   before   we   have   formally   launched our   project   and   way   ahead   of   seeing   the   hopefully   sizable success   of   our   economic   campaign,   I   feel   our   TBS   Board made    the    right    choice    in    selecting    Sofer    On    Site    and contracting   for   the   highest   level   of   input   and   advice   from   Sofer On   Site.   It's   money   well   spent   and   Reb   Goldstein   is   a   large part of the reason why. ═══════════════════════════════ D r.    Mark    Eisenberg    -    The    Community    Synagogue    -    Port   Washington,   NY Since     completing     our     new Sefer    Torah    we    have    been blessed    to    be    able    to    have our   Bar   and   Bat   Mitzvahs   chant   from   it   as   they   read   from Torah   for   the   first   time.   The   experience   that   we   had   scribing the   Torah   was   something   that   touched   our   congregation   in very   deep   ways   and   will   always   be   remembered   by   each   of the families that participated. It   was   particularly   special   for   me   to   watch   how   moved   people became   and   how   deeply   touched   they   were   when   they   came up   for   their   turn   to   write   "their"   letter   in   our   Torah.   Thank   you for   partnering   with   us   and   helping   our   congregation   fulfill   the mitzvah.   _________________ Rabbi     Irwin     Zeplowitz,     Senior     Rabbi     -     The     Community   Synagogue From    the    first    meeting    with    Rabbi    Druin    years    before    the project    began    to    threading    the    parchment    and    rolling    the Torah   at   the   very   end   of   the   process,   I   was   moved   by   the passion,    professionalism,    compassion    and    caring    that    was brought   to   the   writing   of   our   congregational   Torah   by   "Sofer On   Site."   It   was   a   joy   to   see   the   way   each   individual   and every   family   who   wrote   a   letter   was   given   the   time   to   learn how    "their"    letter    had    relevance    for    them.   The    process    of learning     was     never     rushed,     and     from     our     youngest preschoolers   to   home   bound   seniors,   "Sofer   On   Site"   helped make the Torah a living part of their Jewish lives. In   addition   to   the   great   honor   of   sharing   with   the   other   clergy at   the   synagogue   in   writing   the   first   and   final   letters,   I   joined my   family   in   writing   the   'aleph'   in   the   word   'or'   -   the   'light' created   by   the   Holy   One   at   the   beginning.   Our   family   was inspired   by   the   light   of   Torah   learning   -   and   participating   with so many hundreds of others in our community Torah. ═══════════════════════════════ R abbi      Josh      Snyder      -      Hillel      at      Goucher      College      -   Baltimore,   MD Thank    you    Reb    Gedalia    so very   much   for   your   wonderful job   in   leading   our Torah   Writing   and   dedication   events.   People could    not    stop    talking    about    you    and    the    experience.    I appreciate    your    ability    to    both    welcome    and    challenge participants   to   think   about   the   meaning   and   significance   of   the act of writing a Sefer Torah. Some   of   what   you   said   has   become   a   big   point   of   how   I   talk about   Torah.   Our   community   grew   up   in   many   ways   around these   events,   in   essence   we   have   been   called   to   the   Torah. Thank   you   for   your   flexibility,   sense   of   humor,   attention   to detail and love for Torah and Yiddishkeit. ═══════════════════════════════ Ja ck    Cohen    -    Congregation    B'nai    Torah    -    Saint    Peters,   MO Our   Torah   was   in   bad   shape, and   no   longer   kosher   when we   contacted   Sofer   On   Site. The   Czech   Memorial   Trust,   which   had   provided   the   Torah   to us   on   a   permanent   loan   20   year   earlier   recommended   your scribes    as    most    qualified    to    restore    this   Torah    which    had survived    the    Holocaust.    Our    expectations    were    high.    You exceeded     our     expectations.     We     believe     that     Hashem bestowed   this   Torah   upon   us,   and   that   He   directed   our   search to   you.   More   importantly,   He   gave   you   the   skill   to   restore   the letters   and   words   that   had   fallen   off   the   parchment   to   allow our continued prayers from a kosher Torah. ═══════════════════════════════ J udy Yambra - Congregation Beth Yeshurun, TX While    our    year    long    Torah scribing   truly   helped   to   create incredibly                meaningful connections   to   Torah   and   the congregation          for          our members,   as   chairs   of   the   event,   we   also   created   fabulous relations   with   the   Sofer   On   Site   Staff.   Our   scribes,   Rabbi   Levi Selwyn,   Rabbi   Moshe   Druin   and   Rabbi   Gedallia   Druin   (who   I affectionately   referred   to   as   "Papa   Druin"   to   tell   the   difference) were   amazing   with   every   person   who   scribed.   And   we   give great     kudos     to     Rabbis     Shmuel     Goldstein     who     was     a TREMENDOUS   help   with   many   of   our   marketing   pieces.   He's creative,   generous   with   his   time   and   always   very   prompt   with return   calls   and   e-mails.   He   ALMOST   got   us   to   use   Google Docs   and   even   though   we   didn't,   he   was   helpful,   patient   and a very kind "nudge" when he needed information. We   are   truly   thankful   for   the   advice   (not   all   of   which   was   taken :-))   and   feel   very   blessed   to   have   been   part   of   what   has   been the   most   special   experience   our   congregation   has   had   or   will have for many years to come. _________________ Brian Strauss - Congregation Beth Yeshurun, TX A   terrific   experience.   The   scribes   were   engaging,   warm,   and made    everyone's    experience    a    memorable    one.    I    was amazed by their attention to detail and accessibility. _________________ Andrea Stein - Congregation Beth Yeshurun, TX It   has   been   a   joy   to   witness   so   many   families   and   individuals take   their   place   with   the   scribe   and   write   a   letter   in   the   Torah, thereby    performing    the    613th    commandment    -    to    write    a Torah.   We   know   by   the   tears   and   smiles   we've   seen   that   a most    meaningful    connection    to    the    Torah    and    to    Beth Yeshurun   has   been   experienced   by   all   who   participated.   We give   out   heartfelt   thanks   and   immeasurable   gratitude   to   Sofer On   Site,   who   have   given   of   their   time   and   expertise   to   insure the    success    of    this    project.    Their    professional    work    and services   made   us   look   great!   They   are   the   reason   this   project worked!  
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Torah         is         the         prized         inheritance         of         the         Jewish        people.         It         moves,         motivates,         and         unites         us         as        a         nation.         For      3,000         years         we         have         learned      to     live      our      lives      through      the      teachings,      guidance     and      message      of      Torah.      We   search      for      new      ways     to      bring      ourselves      closer      to      it.      At      Sofer      On      Site,     we      are      honored      to      provide      beautiful   STa’M      of      the     highest      Halachic      standards,      while      bringing      Torah’s     timeless          messages          to          you,          and          inspire generations to come.
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═══════════════════════════════ R abbi   Arik   Labowitz   -   Berkeley,   CA Dear   Moshe,   I   wanted   to   thank   you   again   for   coming to    my    home    and    doing    such    an    amazing    job teaching   and   taking   care   of   this Torah.   Everyone   that attended   the   workshop   could   not   offer   enough   praise for    your    depth    of    knowledge    and    your    ability    to connect   with   your   audience. You   have   a   rare   gift   and I'm   so   glad   that   you   were   able   to   share   it   with   us. Perhaps   we   can   make   this   an   annual   event.   In   the   meantime   please   let   me   know when   you'll   be   back   in   the   bay   area.   Blessings   to   you   and   your   family   for   a   sweet   and rejuvenating Shabbat, Arik ═══════════════════════════════ S amantha     Hammontree     -     Project     Chair     Head     -   Congregation   Beth   Torah,   KS Congregation    Beth    Torah    in    2013    celebrated    our 25th     Anniversary.     This     joyous     occasion     was celebrated   in   conjunction   with   launching   our   Torah project   through   Sofer   On   Site!   Within   just   days   of   taking   on   this   project,   our   founding Rabbi announced his retirement. As   the   Chairperson   for   the   25th   Anniversary   and   the   Torah   Writing   Experience,   we established   a   goal   of   hoping   to   raise   $500,000.   It   was   crucial   that   we   had   a   well polished   and   strategic   approach   to   our   marketing   campaign.   As   President   of   my company,   my   time   is   limited.   These   two   giant   projects   wouldn’t   be   without   great leadership   and   I   knew   it   would   take   an   incredible   volunteer   steering   committee   as well    as    partnership    with    Sofer    On    Site.    I    definitely    understood    the    significance marketing   would   play   when   developing   a   successful   campaign.   I   was   somewhat hesitant   on   relying   on   Sofer   On   Site   as   a   source   for   our   marketing   and   publicity materials   because   we   had   an   internal   communications   and   graphic   designer   on   staff at Beth Torah. However,   it   didn’t   take   long   for   me   to   realize   the   talent   of   Shmuel   Goldstein,   my   day- to-day   point   of   contact.   Shmuel’s   professionalism   and   collaboration   skills   have   been invaluable    It    is    rare    that    you    find    someone    who    has    both    the    creative    ability, copywriting   skills   and   technical   side   as   well.   This   combination   helps   us   get   things done   quickly.   He   has   always   made   himself   available,   which   fits   great   with   my   hectic and   very   busy   schedule.   He   is   personable,   extremely   patient,   friendly   and   easy   to work   with.   His   ability   to   rapidly   put   our   thoughts   and   ideas   onto   paper   is   really amazing   and   creates   great   efficiencies   so   I   can   devote   my   time   elsewhere.   There   is no   doubt   that   in   the   course   of   working   with   him   on   our   project,   we’ve   not   only   gained a great resource and talent, but a friend as well. Sincerely, ═══════════════════════════════ J ohn Kohn - Vice President - Mickve Israel, Savannah, GA   Rabbi,   I   just   wanted   to   take   a   moment   to   tell   you how   much   Rabbi   Salazar's   visit   to   our   Temple   was appreciated.   He,   like   other   people   at   Sofer-on-Site, shares and exudes his love for Torah. It is contagious. Many   people   took   the   time   to   let   me   know   how   meaningful   it   became   to   scribe   a letter   in   the   new Torah   we   are   getting.   Before   the   event,   most   of   the   signers   were   not sure   what   they   would   get   from   the   experience.   Afterwards   many   gushed   about   what they   received.   This   is   a   tribute   to   Torah   and   to   Rabbi   Salazar   who   is   able   to   relate   so well with each person and make the moment special & educational. My   wife   was   one   of   the   students   in   the   Holy   Rollers   class.   When   she   got   home   at   10 PM,   she   spent   the   next   30   minutes   telling   me   all   about   it.   She   was   all   excited   about being involved. As   it   turns   out   one   of   the   local TV   stations   (WJCL,   the   NBC   affiliate)   came   by   and   did a   short   story   about   our   new   Torah.   One   of   our   congregant   families   was   shown   and Rabbi   Salazar   was   interviewed.   We   could   not   have   asked   for   more.   Thank   you   to   all that are involved with us. ═══════════════════════════════ R abbi Marcy Delbick & Barb English Temple Beth El Salinas, CA Our   visit   with   the   Sofer   On   Site   was   both   educational and   inspirational.   As   we   participated   in   writing   the Torah,   Rabbi   Druin   connected   each   person   to   his   or her   letter,   demonstrating   that   just   as   every   letter   of the   Torah   matters   and   is   unique   and   significant   so   is each   person   taking   part   in   writing   it.   It   was   a   once   in a   lifetime   experience   for   us   and   a   weekend   we   will   never   forget.   We   also   want   to thank   Rabbi   Shmuel   Goldstein   for   all   his   time,   patience   and   wondrous   knowledge   of the    computer.    His    graphic    design    helped    created    a    beautiful    certificate    for    our members, one in which we will cherish forever. It   has   been   a   pleasure   to   work   with   such   an   efficient   staff   as   Sofer   On   Site   and   we hope to be able to work with them again in the future. ═══════════════════════════════ S andy Crile - Temple Beit HaYam Stuart, FL Thank   you   for   all   your   assistance   with   our   Torah   restoration   day.   Rabbi   Selwyn   was WONDERFUL!!!   He   was   great   with   the   kids   as   well as   the   adults.   Everyone   came   away   so   appreciative of     the     attention     he     gave     them     and     with     his knowledge    of    Torah    restoration    and    the    magic    of letters. He also has a wonderful sense of humor. Shalom, Sandy Crile _________________ Beth Pennamacoor - Religious School Director, Temple Beit HaYam Stuart, FL Rabbi   Selwyn   was   awesome   with   the   kids. They   all   loved   the   presentation,   the   whole Family Ed Day and the experience. ═══════════════════════════════ D avid   Miller   -   Temple Beth Sholom -   Santa Fe, NM I've   had   such   a   wonderful   week   working   with   Shmuel   Goldstein   that   I   wanted   to share with you the following thoughts. Over    a    close    to    fifty    year    career    in    marketing communications,     working     with     some     of     finest designers   in   the   country   on   some   of   the   top   brands in   the   world,   I've   come   to   realize   how   difficult   the process   of   interaction   between   clients   and   creative vendors   or   between   even   two   creative   colleagues can   be.   Often   there   is   an   immense   clash   of   creative   ego   involved   because   one individual   is   offering   another   their   best   thinking,   their   creative   vision,   their   very   sense of    how    to    communicate    an    idea.    There's    a    lot    of    rough    bumps    behind    the development of the finished product. Working   with   Reb   Goldstein   has   been   the   opposite   experience   for   me.   He's   open   to hearing   my   ideas;   gently   inserts   his   thought   or   counter   ideas   if   he   thinks   he   has   a better   solution;   and   makes   the   entire   process   collaborative,   easy   and   yes,   even   fun. That   of   course,   applies   to   the   development   of   the   attention   getting,   creative   materials we've   developed   to   launch   and   create   an   atmosphere   of   support   for   our   Holocaust Torah   Restoration   Project   (HTRP).   When   it   comes   to   the   technology   of   interacting   at great   distance,   his   speed   and   ability   to   help   even   technological   neophytes   (or   is   that Luddites) like myself makes the process even better. (He's    helped    me    overcome    my    reluctance    to    engage    in    the    new    collaborative program   offered   by   Google   Docs.   I   was   initially   hesitant   both   because   of   time   it   takes to   learn   something   new   and   because   I   wasn't   certain   it   would   be   worth   the   effort.   It doesn't   take   a   long   time   and   it's   definitely   worth   it.   And   Reb   Goldstein   is   a   master teacher and fun to work with.) Lastly,   let   me   say   that   even   before   we   have   formally   launched   our   project   and   way ahead   of   seeing   the   hopefully   sizable   success   of   our   economic   campaign,   I   feel   our TBS   Board   made   the   right   choice   in   selecting   Sofer   On   Site   and   contracting   for   the highest   level   of   input   and   advice   from   Sofer   On   Site.   It's   money   well   spent   and   Reb Goldstein is a large part of the reason why. ═══════════════════════════════ D r.   Mark   Eisenberg   -   The   Community   Synagogue   -   Port   Washington,   NY Since   completing   our   new   Sefer Torah   we   have   been blessed   to   be   able   to   have   our   Bar   and   Bat   Mitzvahs chant   from   it   as   they   read   from   Torah   for   the   first time.   The   experience   that   we   had   scribing   the   Torah was    something    that    touched    our    congregation    in very   deep   ways   and   will   always   be   remembered   by each of the families that participated. It    was    particularly    special    for    me    to    watch    how moved   people   became   and   how   deeply   touched   they   were   when   they   came   up   for their   turn   to   write   "their"   letter   in   our   Torah.   Thank   you   for   partnering   with   us   and helping our congregation fulfill the mitzvah.   _________________ Rabbi   Irwin   Zeplowitz,   Senior   Rabbi   -   The   Community   Synagogue From   the   first   meeting   with   Rabbi   Druin   years   before   the   project   began   to   threading the   parchment   and   rolling   the   Torah   at   the   very   end   of   the   process,   I   was   moved   by the   passion,   professionalism,   compassion   and   caring   that   was   brought   to   the   writing of   our   congregational   Torah   by   "Sofer   On   Site."   It   was   a   joy   to   see   the   way   each individual   and   every   family   who   wrote   a   letter   was   given   the   time   to   learn   how   "their" letter   had   relevance   for   them.   The   process   of   learning   was   never   rushed,   and   from our   youngest   preschoolers   to   home   bound   seniors,   "Sofer   On   Site"   helped   make   the Torah a living part of their Jewish lives. In   addition   to   the   great   honor   of   sharing   with   the   other   clergy   at   the   synagogue   in writing   the   first   and   final   letters,   I   joined   my   family   in   writing   the   'aleph'   in   the   word   'or' -   the   'light'   created   by   the   Holy   One   at   the   beginning.   Our   family   was   inspired   by   the light   of   Torah   learning   -   and   participating   with   so   many   hundreds   of   others   in   our community Torah. ═══════════════════════════════ R abbi   Josh   Snyder   -   Hillel   at   Goucher   College   -   Baltimore,   MD Thank   you   Reb   Gedalia   so   very   much   for   your   wonderful   job   in   leading   our   Torah Writing   and   dedication   events.   People   could   not   stop   talking   about   you   and   the experience.   I   appreciate   your   ability   to   both   welcome   and   challenge   participants   to think   about   the   meaning   and   significance   of   the   act of writing a Sefer Torah. Some   of   what   you   said   has   become   a   big   point   of how   I   talk   about   Torah.   Our   community   grew   up   in many    ways    around    these    events,    in    essence    we have   been   called   to   the   Torah.   Thank   you   for   your flexibility,   sense   of   humor,   attention   to   detail   and   love for Torah and Yiddishkeit. ═══════════════════════════════ Ja ck   Cohen   -   Congregation   B'nai   Torah   -   Saint   Peters,   MO Our   Torah   was   in   bad   shape,   and   no   longer   kosher   when   we   contacted   Sofer   On Site.   The   Czech   Memorial   Trust,   which   had   provided   the   Torah   to   us   on   a   permanent loan   20   year   earlier   recommended   your   scribes   as   most   qualified   to   restore   this Torah   which   had   survived   the   Holocaust.   Our   expectations   were   high.   You   exceeded our   expectations.   We   believe   that   Hashem   bestowed this   Torah   upon   us,   and   that   He   directed   our   search to   you.   More   importantly,   He   gave   you   the   skill   to restore   the   letters   and   words   that   had   fallen   off   the parchment    to    allow    our    continued    prayers    from    a kosher Torah. ═══════════════════════════════ J udy Yambra - Congregation Beth Yeshurun, TX While    our    year    long    Torah    scribing    truly    helped    to    create    incredibly    meaningful connections   to   Torah   and   the   congregation   for   our   members,   as   chairs   of   the   event, we   also   created   fabulous   relations   with   the   Sofer   On   Site   Staff.   Our   scribes,   Rabbi Levi   Selwyn,   Rabbi   Moshe   Druin   and   Rabbi   Gedallia   Druin   (who   I   affectionately referred   to   as   "Papa   Druin"   to   tell   the   difference)   were   amazing   with   every   person who   scribed.   And   we   give   great   kudos   to   Rabbis   Shmuel   Goldstein   who   was   a TREMENDOUS    help    with    many    of    our    marketing pieces.   He's   creative,   generous   with   his   time   and always   very   prompt   with   return   calls   and   e-mails.   He ALMOST    got    us    to    use    Google    Docs    and    even though   we   didn't,   he   was   helpful,   patient   and   a   very kind "nudge" when he needed information. We   are   truly   thankful   for   the   advice   (not   all   of   which was   taken   :-))   and   feel   very   blessed   to   have   been part   of   what   has   been   the   most   special   experience our congregation has had or will have for many years to come. _________________ Brian Strauss - Congregation Beth Yeshurun, TX A    terrific    experience.    The    scribes    were    engaging,    warm,    and    made    everyone's experience    a    memorable    one.    I    was    amazed    by    their    attention    to    detail    and accessibility. _________________ Andrea Stein - Congregation Beth Yeshurun, TX It   has   been   a   joy   to   witness   so   many   families   and   individuals   take   their   place   with   the scribe   and   write   a   letter   in   the   Torah,   thereby   performing   the   613th   commandment   - to    write    a    Torah.    We    know    by    the    tears    and    smiles    we've    seen    that    a    most meaningful   connection   to   the   Torah   and   to   Beth   Yeshurun   has   been   experienced   by all   who   participated.   We   give   out   heartfelt   thanks   and   immeasurable   gratitude   to Sofer   On   Site,   who   have   given   of   their   time   and   expertise   to   insure   the   success   of this   project.   Their   professional   work   and   services   made   us   look   great!   They   are   the reason this project worked!  
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Torah         is         the         prized         inheritance         of         the         Jewish         people.         It        moves,         motivates,         and         unites         us         as         a         nation.         For      3,000         years        we         have         learned      to      live      our      lives      through      the      teachings,      guidance     and      message      of      Torah.      We   search      for      new      ways      to      bring      ourselves     closer      to      it.      At      Sofer      On      Site,      we      are      honored      to      provide      beautiful STa’M      of      the      highest      Halachic      standards,      while      bringing      Torah’s     timeless  messages  to  you,  and  inspire generations to come.
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