Testimonials
═══════════════════════════════ R abbi Michael P. Singer, Temple Beth David, Palm Beach FL To Rabbi Menachem Bialo and the staff of Sofer-on-Site, I   wanted   to   write   to   personally   thank   you   for   the   incredible   and   sacred   experience   you helped   bring   to   my   synagogue, Temple   Beth   David.   In   the   beginning,   we   were   really   not sure   what   we   were   getting   into,   since   this   was   the   first   sefer   Torah   the   synagogue   had ever   written.   Not   only   did   you   guide   us   through   the   process   but   you   let   us   eventually find the right fit for our community. From    working    with    our    religious    school    children,    our    Pre-School,    and    the    multi- generational   members   of   the   synagogue   you   were   able   to   craft   multiple   educational   programs   that   allowed   people   to   not only   learn   about   the   613th   Commandment   but   also   to   be   transformed   by   it.   We   knew   that   there   would   be   a   tremendous feeling   of   kedushah   when   embarking   on   the   writing   of   a   new   sefer   Torah   but   never   could   we   have   imagined   just   how deeply   moved   and   profoundly   changed   each   member   would   be   by   the   personalized   time   you   spent   with   them   in   the writing of the Torah. The   genuine   love   you   have   for   HaShem,   B’nai   Yisrael,   and   our   tradition   was   always   present   in   how   you   connected   with each   person   and   the   beauty   and   care   you   took   in   writing   our   Torah.   So   as   the   Talmud   teaches   (Mesechet   Ta’anit   5b) with what can I bless you? - “May it be God's will that all your seeds should be like you...” Todah Rabbah to you and all at Sofer-On-Site. Temple Beth David is indeed lucky and grateful to you for helping us fulfill the 613th Commandment. B’shalom   v’yedidut,   Rabbi   Michael   P.   Singer ═══════════════════════════════ R abbi   Lynne   Goldsmith,   Temple   Emanu-El,   Dothan, AL Dear Rabbi Druin, I   wanted   to   let   you   know   that   the   celebration   of   return   for   our   Torah   that   was   held yesterday    was    wonderful.    Many    of    my    congregants    came    up    to    tell    me    what    a meaningful   experience   it   had   been   for   them,   and   what   a   special   moment   it   had   been   in their lives. It does not get much better than that. Rabbi   Salazar   was   a   wonderful   teacher   and   provided   the   message   to   us   and   to   our non-Jewish    community    of    the    connection    between    Torah    and    God.    And    it    was particularly great to see him considering that Isaac was a real threat. Thank you so much for sending him. Thank you once again for a wonderful day and for doing such beautiful work restoring our Torah scroll. _________________ Lynne Goldsmith - Temple Emanu-El - Dothan, Alabama Good Afternoon Rochel, We   had   a   wonderful   session   with   Rabbi   Salazar,   and   I   reported   it   to   the   Board   of Trustees   the   week   after   we   saw   him.   It turns out that we have an old, one of a kind Torah. We do want to preserve it. I   have   actually   talked   with   several   people   who   have   given   me   glowing   reports   about   Sofer   On   Site   and   Gedaliah   Druin in   particular.   My   favorite   was   the   rabbi   who   told   me   that   the   soferim   who   work   for   Sofer   On   Site   do   it   because   of   their great love of Torah. Doesn't get much better than that. Once again, thanks for all your help in setting all this up. L'Shalom, ═══════════════════════════════ P amela Kimball, Richmond Torah Center,   San   Fransisco,   CA Rabbi   Druin   checked   my   mezuzah   in   Palo Alto   at   Rabbi   Yossi   Levin's   shul   a   few   years ago,   maybe   3   years   ago.   He   was   very   perceptive   (if   not   psychic)   as   to   my   issues,   about which   he   only   mentioned   one   ("focus,"   which   he   deduced   from   "you   shall   not   follow after your eyes & 'bow down' to other g*ds" being unkosher on my mezuzah). ═══════════════════════════════ R abbi Gilah Dror, Rodef Sholom Temple, Hampton, VA Rabbi   Salazar   came   to   Rodef   Sholom   Temple   to   repair   our   Torah   scrolls   and   provide Holy   Roller   Training   to   a   group   of   our   congregants.   He   worked   assiduously   on   the repairs   for   hours.   Then   our   congregants   arrived   for   his   training   session.   Rabbi   Salazar did   an   amazing   job   bringing   us   into   a   holy   frame   of   mind   for   the   work   we   were   about   to undertake.    The    training    was    comprehensive    and    comprehensible,    and    we    have appreciated    the    excellent    follow-up    support    we    have    received    from    Sofer    On    Site afterwards   as   well.   Our   trainees   were   inspired   and   excited   about   the   prospect   of   continuing   to   maintain   our   Torahs   with a   much   more   hands-on   approach   than   we   had   ever   imagined   possible.   We   thank   Rabbi   Salazar   for   his   inspiring, professional, and warm   presentation   of   a   very   holy   Jewish   task. ═══════════════════════════════ R abbi David R. Senter, Manetto Hill Jewish Center, Plainview, NY To Whom It May Concern: It   is   with   great   pleasure   that   I   recommend   Rabbi   Druin   and   the   Sofer   On   Site   team.   I have   had   the   honor   of   using   the   services   of   three   generations   of   Druin   family   sofrim (scribes),   over   a   period   spanning   more   than   25   years.   During   that   time   the   Druin   family and    the    Sofer    On    Site    team    have    always    satisfied    our    needs    and    exceeded    our expectations.   Your   technical   expertise   is   second   to   none,   exceeded   only   by   the   love   of Torah   and   Mitzvot   that   permeates   your   entire   team.   This   love   is   combined   with   a sincere   desire   to   share Torah   knowledge. The   net   result   is   an   expert   team   that   maintains   our Torah   Scrolls   to   the   highest standard   while   teaching,   inspiring   and   engaging   congregants   of   diverse   backgrounds,   levels   of   observance,   and   age groups.   Our   latest   project   was   the   restoration   of   a   150   year   old   Holocaust   Torah.   The   experience   was   amazing.   The Sofer   On   Site   team   was   with   us   every   step   of   the   way.   Rabbi Yochanan   Salazar   was   present   to   evaluate   the Torah   when it   was   removed   from   the   case.   He   returned   to   teach   us   about   our   Torah   and   escort   the   Torah   to   Miami   where   every individual letter rewritten or repaired. The process brought together our congregation in an incredible experience. Please   feel   free   to   contact   me   at   the   above   number   if   you   have   any   questions.   I   would   be   happy   to   share   the   details   of this project and my general experiences with the Druin family and the Sofer On Site team. With   Torah   Blessings   and   Best   Wishes ═══════════════════════════════ C antor Manny Silver, Temple Beth El- Hollywood, FL   I've   had   so   many   wonderful   and   memorable   moments   during   my   10   years   as   the   cantor at   Temple   Beth   El.   But   the   events   of   Sunday,   November   7,   2010   top   my   list.   That   was the   day   I   got   the   chance   to   fulfill   the   last   of   the   613   Mitzvot   in   the Torah,   to   write   a Torah during my lifetime. Well,    I    didn't    actually    write    a    whole    Torah,    but    I    carried    out    the    spirit    of    the commandment   by   writing   two   letters   in   the Torah. To   be   totally   honest,   all   I   did   was   hold onto   the   quill   as   the   letters   “yud”   and   “reish”   were   inscribed   by   Rabbi   Menachem   Bialo, a   marvelous   young   Rabbi   who   is   repairing   our   Holocaust   Torah,   a   200-year-old   Torah scroll   used   by   the   Jews   of   a   town   in   Czechoslovakia   who   were   murdered   during   World War   II.   Rabbi   Bialo   is   a   “sofer,”   a   Torah   scholar   who   is   specially   trained   in   writing   new Torahs   and   repairing   old   ones.   On   that   Sunday   morning,   over   50   Temple   Beth   El members,   who   donated   to   our   Torah   Restoration   Fund,   were   given   the   privilege   of   partaking   in   this   once-in-a-lifetime event. I   am   especially   grateful   to   Dr.   Fred   Lippman   and   his   wife,   Judy,   who   donated   to   the Torah   Restoration   Fund   in   my   name, and    gave    me    the    honor    of    writing    a    letter    in    the   Torah.    I    saw    Fred    and    Judy,    and    some    of    their    children    and grandchildren   there   on   that   crisp   Sunday   morning,   and   I   thanked   them   and   exchanged   greetings.   Just   three   weeks   later, on   another   gorgeous   Sunday   morning,   we   would   all   be   gathered   in   our   beautiful   sanctuary   again,   this   time   to   say   good- bye   to   Judy,   who   had   suddenly   passed   on.   One   of   her   last   good   deeds   on   earth   was   to   make   sure   that   future generations will read from our Torah. I   also   want   to   thank   Lynn   Strauss   and   her   group   of   “Holy   Rollers,”   who   have   worked   tirelessly   on   this   most   meaningful project,   and   are   still   working   hard   to   restore   some   of   our   other Torahs   in   need   of   repair.   By   the   way,   on   that   day   when   we wrote   letters   in   the   Torah,   the   section   that   we   restored   was   the   portion   of   B'shalach,   which   includes   the   “Song   at   the Sea,” the victory song that Moses and Israel sang after they were saved by God at the Red Sea. As   each   person   approached   the   Torah,   Rabbi   Bialo   pointed   out   the   next   word   that   needed   restoration   and   explained   its meaning.   I   was   thrilled   and   awestruck   when   I   sat   down   to   do   my   word,   and   it   was“asheera,”   the   Hebrew   word   meaning “I will sing.” I could never have picked a more fitting word for myself! To   me,   it   was   much   more   than   a   coincidence.   It   was   a   “wink   from   God,”   telling   me   that   He   is   always   there   to   help   us   to navigate our path in life and become all that we can be. ═══════════════════════════════ A ndy - Chizuk Amuno Congregation, Baltimore MD. Everyone   felt   wonderful   about   the   whole   experience.   Even   Ben   was   impressed,   and he's a confirmed skeptic. By   the   way,   the   line   before   the   one   containing   our   letter   had   my   father's   name,   and   the line our letter was in had my son's name. What were the odds of   that   happening? ═══════════════════════════════ H azzan Marc A. Dinkin - Congregation B’nai Shalom, Walnut Creek CA. I   can   not   thank   you   and   your   organization   enough   for   sending   Rabbi   Bialo   to   us. Everything   about   him   was   a   blessing.   He   is   an   outstanding   representative   for   Sofer   On Site.   He   exuded   patience   and   a   relaxed   competent   manner   with   our   congregants.   His ability   to   recognize   the   situation   and   the   participants   involved   was   most   impressive.   I found   him   to   be   respectful   and   polite   to   all   who   approached   and   surrounded   him.In closing,   I   was   also   truly   moved   by   his   adoration   for   Torah   and   the   kavod   he   manifests through his responsibilities. ═══════════════════════════════ A line Fisher - Torah Project Chair, Temple Beth El, Boca Raton FL. TODAH   RABAH,   Rabbi   Bialo,   for   your   smile,   knowledge,   and   warmth   which   you   project   individually   and   to   each   group with   whom   you   meet.   Even   when   Dan   and   Rabbi   Bialo   are   not   feeling   well,   we   are fortunate that they both exude their love of Torah and of humanity! _________________ Barry Krinsky - Temple Beth El, Boca Raton FL. Wes   –   thank   you   for   inviting   my   family   into   your   house   tonight.   It   was   a   special   experience   and   one   that   I   would   have likely   passed   up   had   I   not   been   invited   by   you.   It   was   particularly   special   given   my   son’s   upcoming   Bar   Mitzvah   this weekend   and   it   will   likely   play   into   the   comments   that   my   wife   and   I   will   be   addressing   to   Drew   on   the   bima   on   Saturday. Drew   very   much   enjoyed   the   evening   and   to   my   surprise   so   did   his   sister,   my   wife,   and   the   toughest   critic,   my   mom....   I found   the   sofer   to   be   particularly   interesting   and   entertaining.   Pretty   amazing   that   he   is   only   27   years   old.   He   is   a   gifted story   teller   with   an   ability   to   relay   his   thoughts   in   a   way   that   connected   with   my   children.The   positive   experience   and your generosity has also motivated my wife and I to want to make a donation to the temple.    
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═══════════════════════════════ R abbi     Michael     P.     Singer, Temple    Beth    David,    Palm Beach FL To    Rabbi    Menachem    Bialo and the staff of Sofer-on-Site, I   wanted   to   write   to   personally thank    you    for    the    incredible and    sacred    experience    you helped   bring   to   my   synagogue,   Temple   Beth   David.   In   the beginning,   we   were   really   not   sure   what   we   were   getting   into, since   this   was   the   first   sefer   Torah   the   synagogue   had   ever written.   Not   only   did   you   guide   us   through   the   process   but   you let us eventually find the right fit for our community. From    working    with    our    religious    school    children,    our    Pre- School,   and   the   multi-generational   members   of   the   synagogue you    were    able    to    craft    multiple    educational    programs    that allowed     people     to     not     only     learn     about     the     613th Commandment   but   also   to   be   transformed   by   it.   We   knew   that there    would    be    a    tremendous    feeling    of    kedushah    when embarking   on   the   writing   of   a   new   sefer   Torah   but   never   could we    have    imagined    just    how    deeply    moved    and    profoundly changed   each   member   would   be   by   the   personalized   time   you spent with them in the writing of the Torah. The   genuine   love   you   have   for   HaShem,   B’nai Yisrael,   and   our tradition   was   always   present   in   how   you   connected   with   each person   and   the   beauty   and   care   you   took   in   writing   our   Torah. So   as   the   Talmud   teaches   (Mesechet   Ta’anit   5b)   with   what can   I   bless   you?   -   “May   it   be   God's   will   that   all   your   seeds should be like you...” Todah   Rabbah   to   you   and   all   at   Sofer-On-Site.   Temple   Beth David   is   indeed   lucky   and   grateful   to   you   for   helping   us   fulfill the 613th Commandment. B’shalom   v’yedidut,   Rabbi   Michael   P.   Singer ═══════════════════════════════ R abbi       Lynne       Goldsmith,   Temple     Emanu-El,     Dothan, AL Dear Rabbi Druin, I   wanted   to   let   you   know   that   the   celebration   of   return   for   our Torah   that   was   held   yesterday   was   wonderful.   Many   of   my congregants   came   up   to   tell   me   what   a   meaningful   experience it   had   been   for   them,   and   what   a   special   moment   it   had   been in their lives. It does not get much better than that. Rabbi    Salazar    was    a    wonderful    teacher    and    provided    the message    to    us    and    to    our    non-Jewish    community    of    the connection   between   Torah   and   God.   And   it   was   particularly great   to   see   him   considering   that   Isaac   was   a   real   threat. Thank you so much for sending him. Thank   you   once   again   for   a   wonderful   day   and   for   doing   such beautiful work restoring our Torah scroll. _________________ Lynne Goldsmith - Temple Emanu-El - Dothan, Alabama Good Afternoon Rochel, We    had    a    wonderful    session    with    Rabbi    Salazar,    and    I reported   it   to   the   Board   of   Trustees   the   week   after   we   saw him.   It   turns   out   that   we   have   an   old,   one   of   a   kind   Torah.   We do want to preserve it. I   have   actually   talked   with   several   people   who   have   given   me glowing   reports   about   Sofer   On   Site   and   Gedaliah   Druin   in particular.   My   favorite   was   the   rabbi   who   told   me   that   the soferim   who   work   for   Sofer   On   Site   do   it   because   of   their   great love   of   Torah.   Doesn't   get   much   better   than   that.   Once   again, thanks for all your help in setting all this up. L'Shalom, ═══════════════════════════════ P amela    Kimball,    Richmond Torah           Center,            San   Fransisco,   CA Rabbi     Druin     checked     my mezuzah     in     Palo     Alto     at Rabbi    Yossi    Levin's    shul    a few     years     ago,     maybe     3 years   ago.   He   was   very   perceptive   (if   not   psychic)   as   to   my issues,   about   which   he   only   mentioned   one   ("focus,"   which   he deduced   from   "you   shall   not   follow   after   your   eyes   &   'bow down' to other g*ds" being unkosher on my mezuzah). ═══════════════════════════════ R abbi Gilah Dror, Rodef Sholom Temple, Hampton, VA Rabbi   Salazar   came   to   Rodef Sholom   Temple   to   repair   our Torah     scrolls     and     provide Holy     Roller     Training     to     a group   of   our   congregants.   He worked    assiduously    on    the repairs    for    hours.    Then    our congregants    arrived    for    his training   session.   Rabbi   Salazar   did   an   amazing   job   bringing   us into   a   holy   frame   of   mind   for   the   work   we   were   about   to undertake.       The       training       was       comprehensive       and comprehensible,    and    we    have    appreciated    the    excellent follow-up    support    we    have    received    from    Sofer    On    Site afterwards   as   well.   Our   trainees   were   inspired   and   excited about   the   prospect   of   continuing   to   maintain   our   Torahs   with   a much   more   hands-on   approach   than   we   had   ever   imagined possible.     We     thank     Rabbi     Salazar     for     his     inspiring, professional,   and   warm    presentation    of    a    very    holy    Jewish   task. ═══════════════════════════════ R abbi      David      R.      Senter, Manetto   Hill   Jewish   Center, Plainview, NY To Whom It May Concern: It   is   with   great   pleasure   that   I   recommend   Rabbi   Druin   and   the Sofer   On   Site   team.   I   have   had   the   honor   of   using   the   services of   three   generations   of   Druin   family   sofrim   (scribes),   over   a period   spanning   more   than   25   years.   During   that   time   the Druin   family   and   the   Sofer   On   Site   team   have   always   satisfied our    needs    and    exceeded    our    expectations.    Your    technical expertise   is   second   to   none,   exceeded   only   by   the   love   of Torah   and   Mitzvot   that   permeates   your   entire   team.   This   love is   combined   with   a   sincere   desire   to   share   Torah   knowledge. The   net   result   is   an   expert   team   that   maintains   our   Torah Scrolls   to   the   highest   standard   while   teaching,   inspiring   and engaging    congregants    of    diverse    backgrounds,    levels    of observance,    and    age    groups.    Our    latest    project    was    the restoration   of   a   150   year   old   Holocaust   Torah.   The   experience was   amazing.   The   Sofer   On   Site   team   was   with   us   every   step of   the   way.   Rabbi   Yochanan   Salazar   was   present   to   evaluate the   Torah   when   it   was   removed   from   the   case.   He   returned   to teach   us   about   our Torah   and   escort   the Torah   to   Miami   where every    individual    letter    rewritten    or    repaired.    The    process brought together our congregation in an incredible experience. Please   feel   free   to   contact   me   at   the   above   number   if   you have   any   questions.   I   would   be   happy   to   share   the   details   of this   project   and   my   general   experiences   with   the   Druin   family and the Sofer On Site team. With   Torah   Blessings   and   Best   Wishes ═══════════════════════════════ C antor         Manny         Silver, Temple   Beth   El-   Hollywood, FL   I've    had    so    many    wonderful and      memorable      moments during   my   10   years   as   the   cantor   at   Temple   Beth   El.   But   the events   of   Sunday,   November   7,   2010   top   my   list. That   was   the day   I   got   the   chance   to   fulfill   the   last   of   the   613   Mitzvot   in   the Torah, to write a Torah during my lifetime. Well,   I   didn't   actually   write   a   whole   Torah,   but   I   carried   out   the spirit   of   the   commandment   by   writing   two   letters   in   the   Torah. To   be   totally   honest,   all   I   did   was   hold   onto   the   quill   as   the letters   “yud”   and   “reish”   were   inscribed   by   Rabbi   Menachem Bialo,     a     marvelous     young     Rabbi     who     is     repairing     our Holocaust Torah,   a   200-year-old Torah   scroll   used   by   the   Jews of   a   town   in   Czechoslovakia   who   were   murdered   during   World War    II.    Rabbi    Bialo    is    a    “sofer,”    a    Torah    scholar    who    is specially   trained   in   writing   new   Torahs   and   repairing   old   ones. On   that   Sunday   morning,   over   50   Temple   Beth   El   members, who   donated   to   our   Torah   Restoration   Fund,   were   given   the privilege of partaking in this once-in-a-lifetime event. I   am   especially   grateful   to   Dr.   Fred   Lippman   and   his   wife, Judy,   who   donated   to   the Torah   Restoration   Fund   in   my   name, and   gave   me   the   honor   of   writing   a   letter   in   the   Torah.   I   saw Fred   and   Judy,   and   some   of   their   children   and   grandchildren there   on   that   crisp   Sunday   morning,   and   I   thanked   them   and exchanged    greetings.    Just    three    weeks    later,    on    another gorgeous   Sunday   morning,   we   would   all   be   gathered   in   our beautiful   sanctuary   again,   this   time   to   say   good-bye   to   Judy, who   had   suddenly   passed   on.   One   of   her   last   good   deeds   on earth   was   to   make   sure   that   future   generations   will   read   from our Torah. I   also   want   to   thank   Lynn   Strauss   and   her   group   of   “Holy Rollers,”   who   have   worked   tirelessly   on   this   most   meaningful project,   and   are   still   working   hard   to   restore   some   of   our   other Torahs   in   need   of   repair.   By   the   way,   on   that   day   when   we wrote   letters   in   the Torah,   the   section   that   we   restored   was   the portion   of   B'shalach,   which   includes   the   “Song   at   the   Sea,”   the victory   song   that   Moses   and   Israel   sang   after   they   were   saved by God at the Red Sea. As   each   person   approached   the   Torah,   Rabbi   Bialo   pointed out   the   next   word   that   needed   restoration   and   explained   its meaning.   I   was   thrilled   and   awestruck   when   I   sat   down   to   do my   word,   and   it   was“asheera,”   the   Hebrew   word   meaning   “I will   sing.”   I   could   never   have   picked   a   more   fitting   word   for myself! To   me,   it   was   much   more   than   a   coincidence.   It   was   a   “wink from   God,”   telling   me   that   He   is   always   there   to   help   us   to navigate our path in life and become all that we can be. ═══════════════════════════════ A ndy - Chizuk Amuno Congregation, Baltimore MD. Everyone   felt   wonderful   about the    whole    experience.    Even Ben   was   impressed,   and   he's a confirmed skeptic. By   the   way,   the   line   before   the one   containing   our   letter   had my   father's   name,   and   the   line our   letter   was   in   had   my   son's   name.   What   were   the   odds   of   that   happening? ═══════════════════════════════ H azzan    Marc    A.    Dinkin    -    Congregation    B’nai    Shalom, Walnut Creek CA. I   can   not   thank   you   and   your organization        enough        for sending    Rabbi    Bialo    to    us. Everything   about   him   was   a blessing.   He   is   an   outstanding   representative   for   Sofer   On Site.   He   exuded   patience   and   a   relaxed   competent   manner with   our   congregants.   His   ability   to   recognize   the   situation   and the   participants   involved   was   most   impressive.   I   found   him   to be     respectful     and     polite     to     all     who     approached     and surrounded    him.In    closing,    I    was    also    truly    moved    by    his adoration   for   Torah   and   the   kavod   he   manifests   through   his responsibilities. ═══════════════════════════════ A line   Fisher   -   Torah   Project Chair,   Temple   Beth   El,   Boca Raton FL. TODAH   RABAH,   Rabbi   Bialo, for    your    smile,    knowledge,    and    warmth    which    you    project individually   and   to   each   group   with   whom   you   meet.   Even when    Dan    and    Rabbi    Bialo    are    not    feeling    well,    we    are fortunate    that    they    both    exude    their    love    of    Torah    and    of humanity! _________________ Barry Krinsky - Temple Beth El, Boca Raton FL. Wes   –   thank   you   for   inviting   my   family   into   your   house   tonight. It   was   a   special   experience   and   one   that   I   would   have   likely passed   up   had   I   not   been   invited   by   you.   It   was   particularly special   given   my   son’s   upcoming   Bar   Mitzvah   this   weekend and   it   will   likely   play   into   the   comments   that   my   wife   and   I   will be   addressing   to   Drew   on   the   bima   on   Saturday.   Drew   very much   enjoyed   the   evening   and   to   my   surprise   so   did   his   sister, my   wife,   and   the   toughest   critic,   my   mom....   I   found   the   sofer to   be   particularly   interesting   and   entertaining.   Pretty   amazing that   he   is   only   27   years   old.   He   is   a   gifted   story   teller   with   an ability   to   relay   his   thoughts   in   a   way   that   connected   with   my children.The   positive   experience   and   your   generosity   has   also motivated   my   wife   and   I   to   want   to   make   a   donation   to   the temple.    
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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    Michael    P.    Singer,    Temple    Beth    David, Palm Beach FL To   Rabbi   Menachem   Bialo   and   the   staff   of   Sofer-on- Site, I   wanted   to   write   to   personally   thank   you   for   the incredible   and   sacred   experience   you   helped   bring to    my    synagogue,    Temple    Beth    David.    In    the beginning,   we   were   really   not   sure   what   we   were getting   into,   since   this   was   the   first   sefer   Torah   the   synagogue   had   ever   written.   Not only   did   you   guide   us   through   the   process   but   you   let   us   eventually   find   the   right   fit for our community. From   working   with   our   religious   school   children,   our   Pre-School,   and   the   multi- generational   members   of   the   synagogue   you   were   able   to   craft   multiple   educational programs   that   allowed   people   to   not   only   learn   about   the   613th   Commandment   but also   to   be   transformed   by   it.   We   knew   that   there   would   be   a   tremendous   feeling   of kedushah   when   embarking   on   the   writing   of   a   new   sefer   Torah   but   never   could   we have   imagined   just   how   deeply   moved   and   profoundly   changed   each   member   would be by the personalized time you spent with them in the writing of the Torah. The   genuine   love   you   have   for   HaShem,   B’nai   Yisrael,   and   our   tradition   was   always present   in   how   you   connected   with   each   person   and   the   beauty   and   care   you   took   in writing   our   Torah.   So   as   the   Talmud   teaches   (Mesechet   Ta’anit   5b)   with   what   can   I bless you? - “May it be God's will that all your seeds should be like you...” Todah   Rabbah   to   you   and   all   at   Sofer-On-Site.   Temple   Beth   David   is   indeed   lucky and grateful to you for helping us fulfill the 613th Commandment. B’shalom   v’yedidut,   Rabbi   Michael   P.   Singer ═══════════════════════════════ R abbi      Lynne      Goldsmith,      Temple      Emanu-El,   Dothan, AL Dear Rabbi Druin, I    wanted    to    let    you    know    that    the    celebration    of return   for   our Torah   that   was   held   yesterday   was   wonderful.   Many   of   my   congregants came   up   to   tell   me   what   a   meaningful   experience   it   had   been   for   them,   and   what   a special moment it had been in their lives. It does not get much better than that. Rabbi   Salazar   was   a   wonderful   teacher   and   provided   the   message   to   us   and   to   our non-Jewish    community    of    the    connection    between    Torah    and    God.   And    it    was particularly   great   to   see   him   considering   that   Isaac   was   a   real   threat.   Thank   you   so much for sending him. Thank    you    once    again    for    a    wonderful    day    and    for    doing    such    beautiful    work restoring our Torah scroll. _________________ Lynne Goldsmith - Temple Emanu-El - Dothan, Alabama Good Afternoon Rochel, We   had   a   wonderful   session   with   Rabbi   Salazar,   and   I   reported   it   to   the   Board   of Trustees   the   week   after   we   saw   him.   It   turns   out   that   we   have   an   old,   one   of   a   kind Torah. We do want to preserve it. I   have   actually   talked   with   several   people   who   have   given   me   glowing   reports   about Sofer   On   Site   and   Gedaliah   Druin   in   particular.   My   favorite   was   the   rabbi   who   told me   that   the   soferim   who   work   for   Sofer   On   Site   do   it   because   of   their   great   love   of Torah.   Doesn't   get   much   better   than   that.   Once   again,   thanks   for   all   your   help   in setting all this up. L'Shalom, ═══════════════════════════════ P amela    Kimball,    Richmond    Torah    Center,     San   Fransisco,   CA Rabbi   Druin   checked   my   mezuzah   in   Palo   Alto   at Rabbi   Yossi   Levin's   shul   a   few   years   ago,   maybe   3 years   ago.   He   was   very   perceptive   (if   not   psychic) as   to   my   issues,   about   which   he   only   mentioned   one ("focus,"   which   he   deduced   from   "you   shall   not   follow after your eyes & 'bow down' to other g*ds" being unkosher on my mezuzah). ═══════════════════════════════ R abbi Gilah Dror, Rodef Sholom Temple, Hampton, VA Rabbi    Salazar    came    to    Rodef    Sholom    Temple    to repair    our    Torah    scrolls    and    provide    Holy    Roller Training   to   a   group   of   our   congregants.   He   worked assiduously    on    the    repairs    for    hours.    Then    our congregants   arrived   for   his   training   session.   Rabbi Salazar   did   an   amazing   job   bringing   us   into   a   holy frame    of    mind    for    the    work    we    were    about    to undertake.    The    training    was    comprehensive    and    comprehensible,    and    we    have appreciated   the   excellent   follow-up   support   we   have   received   from   Sofer   On   Site afterwards   as   well.   Our   trainees   were   inspired   and   excited   about   the   prospect   of continuing   to   maintain   our Torahs   with   a   much   more   hands-on   approach   than   we   had ever   imagined   possible.   We   thank   Rabbi   Salazar   for   his   inspiring,   professional,   and warm   presentation   of   a   very   holy   Jewish   task. ═══════════════════════════════ R abbi David R. Senter, Manetto Hill Jewish Center, Plainview, NY To Whom It May Concern: It   is   with   great   pleasure   that   I   recommend   Rabbi Druin   and   the   Sofer   On   Site   team.   I   have   had   the honor   of   using   the   services   of   three   generations   of Druin   family   sofrim   (scribes),   over   a   period   spanning more    than    25    years.    During    that    time    the    Druin family    and    the    Sofer    On    Site    team    have    always satisfied   our   needs   and   exceeded   our   expectations. Your     technical     expertise     is     second     to     none, exceeded   only   by   the   love   of   Torah   and   Mitzvot   that   permeates   your   entire   team. This   love   is   combined   with   a   sincere   desire   to   share Torah   knowledge. The   net   result is   an   expert   team   that   maintains   our   Torah   Scrolls   to   the   highest   standard   while teaching,    inspiring    and    engaging    congregants    of    diverse    backgrounds,    levels    of observance,   and   age   groups.   Our   latest   project   was   the   restoration   of   a   150   year   old Holocaust   Torah.   The   experience   was   amazing.   The   Sofer   On   Site   team   was   with   us every   step   of   the   way.   Rabbi   Yochanan   Salazar   was   present   to   evaluate   the   Torah when   it   was   removed   from   the   case.   He   returned   to   teach   us   about   our   Torah   and escort   the   Torah   to   Miami   where   every   individual   letter   rewritten   or   repaired.   The process brought together our congregation in an incredible experience. Please   feel   free   to   contact   me   at   the   above   number   if   you   have   any   questions.   I would   be   happy   to   share   the   details   of   this   project   and   my   general   experiences   with the Druin family and the Sofer On Site team. With   Torah   Blessings   and   Best   Wishes ═══════════════════════════════ C antor Manny Silver, Temple Beth El- Hollywood, FL   I've   had   so   many   wonderful   and   memorable   moments   during   my   10   years   as   the cantor   at   Temple   Beth   El.   But   the   events   of   Sunday, November   7,   2010   top   my   list.   That   was   the   day   I got   the   chance   to   fulfill   the   last   of   the   613   Mitzvot   in the Torah, to write a Torah during my lifetime. Well,    I    didn't    actually    write    a    whole    Torah,    but    I carried   out   the   spirit   of   the   commandment   by   writing two   letters   in   the   Torah.   To   be   totally   honest,   all   I   did was    hold    onto    the    quill    as    the    letters    “yud”    and “reish”   were   inscribed   by   Rabbi   Menachem   Bialo,   a marvelous   young   Rabbi   who   is   repairing   our   Holocaust   Torah,   a   200-year-old   Torah scroll   used   by   the   Jews   of   a   town   in   Czechoslovakia   who   were   murdered   during World   War   II.   Rabbi   Bialo   is   a   “sofer,”   a   Torah   scholar   who   is   specially   trained   in writing   new   Torahs   and   repairing   old   ones.   On   that   Sunday   morning,   over   50   Temple Beth   El   members,   who   donated   to   our   Torah   Restoration   Fund,   were   given   the privilege of partaking in this once-in-a-lifetime event. I   am   especially   grateful   to   Dr.   Fred   Lippman   and   his   wife,   Judy,   who   donated   to   the Torah   Restoration   Fund   in   my   name,   and   gave   me   the   honor   of   writing   a   letter   in   the Torah.   I   saw   Fred   and   Judy,   and   some   of   their   children   and   grandchildren   there   on that   crisp   Sunday   morning,   and   I   thanked   them   and   exchanged   greetings.   Just   three weeks   later,   on   another   gorgeous   Sunday   morning,   we   would   all   be   gathered   in   our beautiful   sanctuary   again,   this   time   to   say   good-bye   to   Judy,   who   had   suddenly passed   on.   One   of   her   last   good   deeds   on   earth   was   to   make   sure   that   future generations will read from our Torah. I   also   want   to   thank   Lynn   Strauss   and   her   group   of   “Holy   Rollers,”   who   have   worked tirelessly   on   this   most   meaningful   project,   and   are   still   working   hard   to   restore   some of   our   other   Torahs   in   need   of   repair.   By   the   way,   on   that   day   when   we   wrote   letters in    the   Torah,    the    section    that    we    restored    was    the    portion    of    B'shalach,    which includes   the   “Song   at   the   Sea,”   the   victory   song   that   Moses   and   Israel   sang   after they were saved by God at the Red Sea. As   each   person   approached   the   Torah,   Rabbi   Bialo   pointed   out   the   next   word   that needed   restoration   and   explained   its   meaning.   I   was   thrilled   and   awestruck   when   I sat   down   to   do   my   word,   and   it   was“asheera,”   the   Hebrew   word   meaning   “I   will   sing.” I could never have picked a more fitting word for myself! To   me,   it   was   much   more   than   a   coincidence.   It   was   a   “wink   from   God,”   telling   me that   He   is   always   there   to   help   us   to   navigate   our   path   in   life   and   become   all   that   we can be. ═══════════════════════════════ A ndy - Chizuk Amuno Congregation, Baltimore MD. Everyone   felt   wonderful   about   the   whole   experience.   Even   Ben   was   impressed,   and he's a confirmed skeptic. By   the   way,   the   line   before   the   one   containing   our letter   had   my   father's   name,   and   the   line   our   letter was   in   had   my   son's   name.   What   were   the   odds   of   that   happening? ═══════════════════════════════ H azzan Marc A. Dinkin - Congregation B’nai Shalom, Walnut Creek CA. I   can   not   thank   you   and   your   organization   enough   for   sending   Rabbi   Bialo   to   us. Everything   about   him   was   a   blessing.   He   is   an   outstanding   representative   for   Sofer On   Site.   He   exuded   patience   and   a   relaxed   competent   manner   with   our   congregants. His    ability    to    recognize    the    situation    and    the    participants    involved    was    most impressive.   I   found   him   to   be   respectful   and   polite   to all   who   approached   and   surrounded   him.In   closing,   I was   also   truly   moved   by   his   adoration   for   Torah   and the kavod he manifests through his responsibilities. ═══════════════════════════════ A line Fisher - Torah Project Chair, Temple Beth El, Boca Raton FL. TODAH   RABAH,   Rabbi   Bialo,   for   your   smile,   knowledge,   and   warmth   which   you project   individually   and   to   each   group   with   whom   you   meet.   Even   when   Dan   and Rabbi   Bialo   are   not   feeling   well,   we   are   fortunate   that   they   both   exude   their   love   of Torah and of humanity! _________________ Barry Krinsky - Temple Beth El, Boca Raton FL. Wes   –   thank   you   for   inviting   my   family   into   your house   tonight.   It   was   a   special   experience   and   one that   I   would   have   likely   passed   up   had   I   not   been invited   by   you.   It   was   particularly   special   given   my son’s   upcoming   Bar   Mitzvah   this   weekend   and   it   will   likely   play   into   the   comments that   my   wife   and   I   will   be   addressing   to   Drew   on   the   bima   on   Saturday.   Drew   very much   enjoyed   the   evening   and   to   my   surprise   so   did   his   sister,   my   wife,   and   the toughest    critic,    my    mom....    I    found    the    sofer    to    be    particularly    interesting    and entertaining.   Pretty   amazing   that   he   is   only   27   years   old.   He   is   a   gifted   story   teller with   an   ability   to   relay   his   thoughts   in   a   way   that   connected   with   my   children.The positive   experience   and   your   generosity   has   also   motivated   my   wife   and   I   to   want   to make a donation to the temple.    
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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
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