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═══════════════════════════════ St uart Snow - Congregation Beth Shalom - Arlington, TX Dear Rabbis Druin, Selwyn and Bialo and Leah, I   wanted   to   reach   out   to   wish   each   of   you   a   sweet   new   year   filled   with   health,   happiness and peace of mind. Because of your individual and collective efforts Beth Shalom’s spiritual component and capacity has been elevated! Enclosed below is a photograph of our Aron HaKodesh with the Torah scrolls in their new HHD covers. Thank you for your efforts on our behalf. Shabbat Shalom and Shana Tova Tikateivu! ═══════════════════════════════ M ark Loewenstein - Mishkan Torah Congregation, MD Shalom Leah and Baruch, I'd   like   to   drop   you   a   brief   note   to   let   you   know   how   absolutely   delighted   we   were   with Rabbi   Salazar's   visit   to   our   shul   yesterday.   Rabbi   Salazar   is   clearly   a   very   talented   and dedicated   sofer.   When   I   first   contacted   Sofer   on   Site ,   my   immediate   aim   was   to   ensure that    our    Czech    scroll    met    the    minimum    standards    of    the    Memorial    Trust.    The congregation   and   I   are   thrilled   that   the   end   result   is   a   kosher   scroll   that   we   can   actually use. Rabbi   Salazar's   education   class   was   wonderful.   It   was   insightful,   fascinating,   and   informative,   and   delivered   in   an entertaining way with plenty of humor. Rabbi Salazar truly made the subject come alive. We were all taken by his charm. My thanks to both of you for your help in arranging this. ═══════════════════════════════ El len Bortz - Temple Beth Ami Nursery School, MD Hello Leah, I   wanted   to   express   our   deep   appreciation   for   Rabbi   Levi   Selwyn’s   time   with   our   Pre-K students during his day at Temple Beth Ami, in Rockville, MD, this past Wednesday. His   engagement   and   patience   with   the   children   was   really   remarkable.   He   had   to   repeat the   same   ‘schpeil’   three   times,   and   each   time   was   fresh   and   friendly!   Our   children   came to   him   well   prepared,   and   therefore   really   took   pride   in   actually   seeing,   first   hand,   many   of   the   things   they   had   been taught. Again, thank you so much. ═══════════════════════════════ J udy Van Der Stelt - Congregation Rodeph Sholom - Tampa, FL Our   students   and   families   enjoyed   learning   more   about   writing   a   Torah   and   all   the activities   they   participated   in   over   the   15   months.      It   brought   everyone   together   with   such joy, pride, and enthusiasm each step of the way.  We   also   had   the   opportunity   to   study   more   together   and   engage   our   students   in   meaningful   conversations   about   our   new Torah.  The   children   are   excited   to   be   able   to   read   from   the   Torah   at   their   own   bar   or   bat   mitzvah   and   to   find   their   letter   in   the Torah during other celebrations and Shabbat services. _________________ Rabbi Joshua Hearshen - Congregation Rodeph Sholom - Tampa, FL When   we   decided   to   commission   a   new   Sefer   Torah   for   our   community   we   immediately   began   to   work   with   the   team   at Sofer   on   Site .      From   the   very   beginning   we   found   the   professionalism   and   care   was   extraordinary.      We   were   blown away   by   their   enthusiasm   and   by   their   ability   to   understand   the   nuances   of   each   community   that   they   work   with.      All   of this   was   magnified   when   we   actually   began   to   writing   and   the   scribing   days.      Each   of   the   sofers   that   visited   us   was   a mensch   and   was   filled   with   knowledge   beyond   compare.      As   a   rabbi   I   felt   respected   and   also   I   felt   a   great   amount   of collegial   warmth.      Whenever   we   needed   help   or   advice   on   different   parts   of   the   process   they   were   there   for   us   and   ready to help us out.  Thank you Sofer on Site  for this incredible opportunity for our community. On   the   day   of   our   opening   ceremony   we   honored   many   different   people   with   the   honor   of   writing   letters   as   part   of   the ceremony.      My   wife,   daughter   and   myself   were   honored   with   the   seventh   letter   which   is   the   ב   of   the   word   ארב.      The   letter ב   is   all   about   home   as   it   reflects   the   word   תיב.      ארב   means   to   build.     As   a   rabbi   my   work,   and   the   work   of   my   family,   is   to build   a   spiritual   home   for   my   community   to   meet   with   God   and   our   tradition.      This   is   sacred   work   and   I   love   that   this   was the   way   it   worked   out   for   us   on   that   day.      There   were   other   occasions   when   we   had   the   opportunity   to   write   letters because   it   was   a   slow   day.      On   the   last   day   we   had   such   an   opportunity.      My   daughter,   תלייא,   was   at   school   and   I   called my   wife   and   asked   her   to   bring   her   by   the   synagogue   on   the   way   home   to   do   one   last   letter.      She   said   she   would.      I   was sitting   at   the   dedication   table   and   I   asked   from   across   the   bima   if   there   were   any   אs   coming   up   as   that   is   the   first   letter   of my   daughter’s   name.      Not   even   ten   seconds   passed   before   my   wife   texted   me   from   the   car   to   tell   me   that   Ayelet   was excited   and   really   wanted   to   write   an   א.      It   was   quite   bashert   and   it   was   a   touching   moment.      To   know   my   daughter   that well…   and   to   have   her   so   excited   to   be   engaged   in   Torah…   Wow.      There   is   nothing   to   compare   to   that.      It   was   so beautiful. _________________ Abe Marcadis - Congregation Rodeph Sholom - Tampa, FL Great   experience   from   the   beginning   to   end.   Moving   experiences   for   our   congregants   and   very   meaningful   project. Raised   funds   for   our   long-term   endowment   that   will   keep   us   growing   strong   in   the   future.   Could   not   have   done   it   without SOS. All the soferim are highly experienced and very friendly - the congregation enjoyed their teaching and explanations. ═══════════════════════════════ B enjamin Groberman - Beth Israel - Vancouver, BC Together   with   my   parents,   I   helped   inscribe   a   letter   in   Beth   Israel's   new   sefer   Torah. Rabbi   Druin's   insight   and   humour,   lessons   and   guidance   complemented   the   experience of the mitzvah. It was a simcha. _________________ Ron & Brenda Appleton - Beth Israel - Vancouver, BC A   most   wonderful   experience   and   very   informative.      We   were   delighted   to   have   been   able   to   participate,       Rabbi    Druin   was   delightful. ═══════════════════════════════ R abbi   Wes   Gardenswartz   -   Temple   Emanuel   -   Newton,   MA Dear Rabbi Druin: You totally rocked it! Thank   you   for   making   our   evening   enchanted   and   perfect   in   every   way.You   have   a   really hard   job,   and   you   need   to   bring   so   many   different   skills   to   bear.   One,   being   a   great Sofer.   Two,   knowing   lots   of   Torah.   Three,   being   a   great   showman   who   can   convey   the Torah in entertaining ways. Four,   being   great   with   people.   Five,   creating   not   only   a   moment,   and   not   only   a   scroll,   but   also   a   community.   You   are   a community builder as well as scroll writer and Torah interpreter. You are truly a five-tool rabbi. Kol Hakavod. ═══════════════════════════════ L ynn Wiener - Temple Judea - Coral Gables ,FL Rabbi   Selwyn   was   a   delight.   he   welcomed   us,   showed   us   and   taught   us   about   "our" Hebrew   letter,   aleph,   in   an   insightful   and   engaging   manner.   he   truly   included   us   in   the process   and   made   it   extraordinarily   special   and   incredibly   memorable.   We   wished   we had taped our conversation! ═══════════════════════════════ Ver a   Newman   -   Chair   Torah   Restoration   Project   -   Congregation   Beth   Shalom   - Atlanta, GA Good Morning, Once   again,   please   excuse   my   delay   in   responding   to   your   email.      Needless   to   say,   we are   so   grateful   for   the   opportunity   to   be   in   the   possession   of   Scroll   #1375   and   also   grateful   that   the   Trust   allowed   us   to keep   the   damaged   section   of   the   Scroll.   As   mentioned   in   our   last   correspondence,   the   pages   are   safely   enclosed   and displayed in the cabinet that was built for the Scroll prior to repair. As   was   mentioned   in   previous   correspondence,   it   was   thought   the   entire   Scroll   was   unusable.      When   Rabbi   Bialo,   with Sofer   on   Site ,   visited   us   for   other   repairs,   we   also   requested   the   holocaust   scroll   be   superficially   inspected   per   the requirements   of   the   Trust.      We   didn’t   really   plan   for   him   to   open   it   because   we   were   afraid   it   would   fall   apart   and   we   did not   want   to   risk   damaging   it   further.      It   appeared   beyond   repair.      The   edges   were   badly   burned   and   blackened.      But   he insisted,   so   I   quickly   asked   Rabbi   Zimmerman   to   join   us   to   see   it   being   unrolled.      As   we   opened   it,   black   dust   filled   the air.      Once   we   got   passed   that   chilling   experience,   Rabbi   Bialo   picked   up   an   eraser   and   began   removing   a   few   of   the blackened   areas   around   a   few   letters   and   discovered   that   it   was   readable.      The   letters   were   beautiful   and   unique,   unlike anything   I   had   ever   seen.      My   first   thought   was   what   my   grandfather,   a   sephardic   Hazan,   once   told   me   when   I   interrupted him   while   he   was   repairing   one   of   the   shul’s   torahs...   ….”We   must   care   for   each   and   every   Torah.      It   is   our   responsibility as   Jews.”      Once   Rabbi   Bialo   told   us   he   believed   the   Scroll   could   be   repaired   and   restored,   with   just   a   few   page replacements,   Rabbi   Zimmerman   couldn't   wait   to   present   the   project   for   approval   to   our   congregants.      And   so….Scroll #1375, with Sofer of Site's encouragement, embarked upon the rest of its journey to become kosher once again. We   did   not   make   this   a   city   wide   project.     Although   we   are   a   small   congregation   of   just   under   400   families,   we   were   able to raise the funds for the repair, plus additional funds for ark restoration.  We   had   2   scribing   events   where   our   congregants   could   come   and   scribe   with   Rabbi   Salazar,   with   Sofer   on   Site ,   on   the new   pages.      I   have   attached   a   picture   of   him   talking   to   our   congregants   at   a   breakfast   prior   to   the   first   scribing   event.      His charismatic   personality   created   much   enthusiasm   for   that   event   and   the   next   one   in   December   6,   2015.      On   December 13th, 2015, we dedicated our precious Torah and placed it into its new home inside our ark.  So   the   end   is   a   new   beginning   for   Scroll   #1375,   while   the   3   pages   that   were   damaged   beyond   repair   continue   to   be safely displayed to remind us of its past.  We are grateful for the opportunity to play a small part in its journey. The   work   you   and   the   Trust   do   has   a   rippling   effect   throughout   the   world.      Please   let   me   know   if   I   can   help   you   in   any way in the future. Warmest regards,
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