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Torah         is         the         prized         inheritance        of         the         Jewish         people.         It         moves,        motivates,         and         unites         us         as         a        nation.         For      3,000         years         we         have        learned      to      live      our      lives      through     the          teachings,          guidance          and       message      of      Torah.      We   search      for     new        ways        to        bring        ourselves      closer      to      it.      At      Sofer      On      Site,      we     are      honored      to      provide      beautiful STa’M        of        the        highest        Halachic      standards,      while      bringing      Torah’s     timeless        messages        to        you,        and      inspire generations to come.
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Friday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Weekend Closed
Address: 991 North Miami Beach Blvd. N. Miami Beach, FL 33162 Phone: 305-770-3481 Fax: 305-770-4204 Toll-free: 1-877-HASOFER (427-6337) Email: info@soferonsite.com
═══════════════════════════════ R abbi Hannah Laner - Jewish Boulder CO Dear Rabbi Druin, Thank   you   so   much   for   your   wonderful   teaching   about   the   Torah   as   our   GPS   to   the   Z. family.    You    made    the    learning    personal    and    relevant,    and    I    intend    to    keep    that conversation   going.   I   was   thrilled   to   be   part   of   scribing   an   Aleph   -   my   favorite   letter   for many reasons. I teach about the letters, and one year at Shavuot I led a shiur on Aleph. I   wish   you   many   blessings.   You   scribe   exquisitely   and   with   great   love.   Har   HaShem   will treasure   this   Torah   and   the   memory   of   having   participated   in   this   special   mitzvah   for years to come. B'Shalom ═══════════════════════════════ L isa Goldberg - Executive Director - Temple Israel - westport, CT I   must   tell   you,   when   we   rededicated   the   Torahs   on   Kol   Nidrei,   I   was   crying   with   tears   of joy   and   appreciation   –   what   wonderful   work   you   did,   and   how   lucky   we   are   to   be   free and able to celebrate and practice our Judaism in peace. ═══════════════════════════════ B enjamin I. Kreshtool - Beth El Congregation - Baltimore, MD Dear Rabbi Salazar Thank   you   very   much   for   looking   at   two   of   our   Sifrei   Torah    during   your   visit.   I   very   much appreciate   your   time   and   the   work   you   did.   Keeping   our   scrolls   maintained   and   kosher   is a   priority   of   mine,   and   I   am   personally   very   glad   of   the   relationship   we   have   with   Sofer On Site . I am confident that should we require your services again, we will be in touch. Best wishes to you and yours in 5777! Sincerely ═══════════════════════════════ L aurel Fisher - Temple Shalom - Dallas, TX Sofer   On   Site    was   ready   and   available   to   help   us   every   step   of   the   way.   From   planning our   events   to   creating   lovely   certificates   for   the   participants,   they   were   very   helpful.   Our Torah is lovely and I look forward to chanting from it for many years to come. I   have   written   one   other   letter   in   a   Torah,   the   bet   in   the   word   b'nai.   It   was   special because   I   know   I   can   always   find   it. This   time,   we   wrote   the   aleph   in   the   word   bara   at   the   beginning   of   the   Torah.   Again,   I   know   just   where   to   find   my   special   letter. ═══════════════════════════════ R ochelle Schwartz - Temple Israel - West Bloomfield, MI My   husband   and   I   were   grateful   to   participate   in   such   an   amazing   experience.   Thank   you to Temple Israel for providing this opportunity to us and the community. ═══════════════════════════════ S id Sokol - Congregation Shir Ami - Cedar Park, TX On   behalf   of   Congregation   Shir-Ami   I   wish   to   thank   Rabbi   Selwyn,   Rabbi   Dorfman,   Leah Yehudah,   and   all   others   whom   I   may   not   know   of   but   who   played   a   part   in   our   highly successful event yesterday. Rabbi   Selwyn   arrived   at   10:30   a.m.   from   Houston,   and   got   right   to   work.   His   evaluation determined   his   priorities   for   repair   of   our   Torah   Scroll.   First,   he   told   us   that   it   was   in   fact a   Sefardic   scroll   less   than   50   years   old   and   may   or   may   not   have   been   written   by   a student.   He   told   us   that   the   seams   were   the   most   critical   work   to   be   done   since   there   were   tears   and   even   separations, probably because it is a Sefardic scroll (most likely from Israel) and it had been utilized as an Ashkanazi scroll would. After   he   repaired   the   seams,   he   then   began   with   the   text.   He   completed   this   work   at   about   6:30   pm   just   in   time   for   his presentation in front of about 30 of our congregants. He was a huge success! We   sincerely   hope   his   experience   was   a   pleasant   one   and   that   his   return   to   South   Florida   was   a   save   one   and uneventful. Thanks again to your entire crew. ═══════════════════════════════ 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 ═══════════════════════════════ 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! ═══════════════════════════════ 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. 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. ═══════════════════════════════ 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.
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Torah         is         the         prized         inheritance         of         the         Jewish        people.         It         moves,         motivates,         and         unites         us         as        a         nation.         For      3,000         years         we         have         learned      to     live      our      lives      through      the      teachings,      guidance     and      message      of      Torah.      We   search      for      new      ways     to      bring      ourselves      closer      to      it.      At      Sofer      On      Site,     we      are      honored      to      provide      beautiful   STa’M      of      the     highest      Halachic      standards,      while      bringing      Torah’s     timeless          messages          to          you,          and          inspire generations to come.
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Friday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Weekend Closed
Address: 991 North Miami Beach Blvd. N. Miami Beach, FL 33162 Phone: 305-770-3481 Fax: 305-770-4204 Toll-free: 1-877-HASOFER (427-6337) Email: info@soferonsite.com
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═══════════════════════════════ R abbi      Hannah      Laner      - Jewish Boulder CO Dear Rabbi Druin, Thank   you   so   much   for   your wonderful   teaching   about   the Torah   as   our   GPS   to   the   Z. family.   You   made   the   learning personal   and   relevant,   and   I intend        to        keep        that conversation     going.     I     was thrilled   to   be   part   of   scribing an   Aleph   -   my   favorite   letter   for   many   reasons.   I   teach   about the letters, and one year at Shavuot I led a shiur on Aleph. I   wish   you   many   blessings.   You   scribe   exquisitely   and   with great    love.    Har    HaShem    will    treasure    this    Torah    and    the memory    of    having    participated    in    this    special    mitzvah    for years to come. B'Shalom ═══════════════════════════════ L isa    Goldberg    -    Executive    Director    -    Temple    Israel    - westport, CT I    must    tell    you,    when    we rededicated    the    Torahs    on Kol   Nidrei,   I   was   crying   with tears   of   joy   and   appreciation –   what   wonderful   work   you   did,   and   how   lucky   we   are   to   be free and able to celebrate and practice our Judaism in peace. ═══════════════════════════════ B enjamin     I.     Kreshtool     - Beth     El     Congregation     - Baltimore, MD Dear Rabbi Salazar Thank    you    very    much    for looking    at    two    of    our    Sifrei Torah    during   your   visit.   I   very much    appreciate    your    time and      the      work      you      did. Keeping   our   scrolls   maintained   and   kosher   is   a   priority   of mine,   and   I   am   personally   very   glad   of   the   relationship   we have with Sofer On Site . I   am   confident   that   should   we   require   your   services   again,   we will be in touch. Best wishes to you and yours in 5777! Sincerely ═══════════════════════════════ L aurel       Fisher       -       Temple Shalom - Dallas, TX Sofer   On   Site    was   ready   and available    to    help    us    every step      of      the      way.      From planning       our       events       to creating   lovely   certificates   for the    participants,    they    were very    helpful.    Our    Torah    is lovely   and   I   look   forward   to chanting from it for many years to come. I   have   written   one   other   letter   in   a   Torah,   the   bet   in   the   word b'nai.   It   was   special   because   I   know   I   can   always   find   it.   This time,   we   wrote   the   aleph   in   the   word   bara   at   the    beginning    of   the   Torah.   Again,   I   know   just   where   to   find   my   special   letter. ═══════════════════════════════ R ochelle   Schwartz   -   Temple Israel - West Bloomfield, MI My     husband     and     I     were grateful   to   participate   in   such an       amazing       experience. Thank   you   to   Temple   Israel for   providing   this   opportunity to us and the community. ═══════════════════════════════ S id     Sokol     -     Congregation Shir Ami - Cedar Park, TX On    behalf    of    Congregation Shir-Ami     I     wish     to     thank Rabbi         Selwyn,         Rabbi Dorfman,      Leah      Yehudah, and   all   others   whom   I   may not   know   of   but   who   played   a part   in   our   highly   successful event yesterday. Rabbi      Selwyn      arrived      at 10:30   a.m.   from   Houston,   and   got   right   to   work.   His   evaluation determined   his   priorities   for   repair   of   our Torah   Scroll.   First,   he told   us   that   it   was   in   fact   a   Sefardic   scroll   less   than   50   years old   and   may   or   may   not   have   been   written   by   a   student.   He told   us   that   the   seams   were   the   most   critical   work   to   be   done since    there    were    tears    and    even    separations,    probably because   it   is   a   Sefardic   scroll   (most   likely   from   Israel)   and   it had been utilized as an Ashkanazi scroll would. After   he   repaired   the   seams,   he   then   began   with   the   text.   He completed   this   work   at   about   6:30   pm   just   in   time   for   his presentation   in   front   of   about   30   of   our   congregants.   He   was   a huge success! We   sincerely   hope   his   experience   was   a   pleasant   one   and that    his    return    to    South    Florida    was    a    save    one    and uneventful. Thanks again to your entire crew. ═══════════════════════════════ 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 ═══════════════════════════════ 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! ═══════════════════════════════ 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. 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. ═══════════════════════════════ 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.
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═══════════════════════════════ R abbi Hannah Laner - Jewish Boulder CO Dear Rabbi Druin, Thank    you    so    much    for    your    wonderful    teaching about   the   Torah   as   our   GPS   to   the   Z.   family.   You made    the    learning    personal    and    relevant,    and    I intend   to   keep   that   conversation   going.   I   was   thrilled to   be   part   of   scribing   an Aleph   -   my   favorite   letter   for many   reasons.   I   teach   about   the   letters,   and   one year at Shavuot I led a shiur on Aleph. I   wish   you   many   blessings.   You   scribe   exquisitely   and   with   great   love.   Har   HaShem will   treasure   this   Torah   and   the   memory   of   having   participated   in   this   special   mitzvah for years to come. B'Shalom ═══════════════════════════════ L isa    Goldberg    -    Executive    Director    -    Temple Israel - westport, CT I   must   tell   you,   when   we   rededicated   the   Torahs   on Kol    Nidrei,    I    was    crying    with    tears    of    joy    and appreciation   –   what   wonderful   work   you   did,   and how   lucky   we   are   to   be   free   and   able   to   celebrate and practice our Judaism in peace. ═══════════════════════════════ B enjamin   I.   Kreshtool   -   Beth   El   Congregation   - Baltimore, MD Dear Rabbi Salazar Thank   you   very   much   for   looking   at   two   of   our   Sifrei Torah    during   your   visit.   I   very   much   appreciate   your time    and    the    work    you    did.    Keeping    our    scrolls maintained   and   kosher   is   a   priority   of   mine,   and   I am personally very glad of the relationship we have with Sofer On Site . I am confident that should we require your services again, we will be in touch. Best wishes to you and yours in 5777! Sincerely ═══════════════════════════════ L aurel Fisher - Temple Shalom - Dallas, TX Sofer   On   Site    was   ready   and   available   to   help   us every   step   of   the   way.   From   planning   our   events   to creating   lovely   certificates   for   the   participants,   they were   very   helpful.   Our   Torah   is   lovely   and   I   look forward to chanting from it for many years to come. I   have   written   one   other   letter   in   a   Torah,   the   bet   in   the   word   b'nai.   It   was   special because   I   know   I   can   always   find   it. This   time,   we   wrote   the   aleph   in   the   word   bara   at the   beginning   of   the   Torah.   Again,   I   know   just   where   to   find   my   special   letter. ═══════════════════════════════ R ochelle     Schwartz     -     Temple     Israel     -     West Bloomfield, MI My   husband   and   I   were   grateful   to   participate   in such   an   amazing   experience.   Thank   you   to   Temple Israel   for   providing   this   opportunity   to   us   and   the community. ═══════════════════════════════ S id Sokol - Congregation Shir Ami - Cedar Park, TX On   behalf   of   Congregation   Shir-Ami   I   wish   to   thank Rabbi   Selwyn,   Rabbi   Dorfman,   Leah   Yehudah,   and all   others   whom   I   may   not   know   of   but   who   played   a part in our highly successful event yesterday. Rabbi   Selwyn   arrived   at   10:30   a.m.   from   Houston, and   got   right   to   work.   His   evaluation   determined   his priorities   for   repair   of   our   Torah   Scroll.   First,   he   told us   that   it   was   in   fact   a   Sefardic   scroll   less   than   50 years   old   and   may   or   may   not   have   been   written   by a   student.   He   told   us   that   the   seams   were   the   most   critical   work   to   be   done   since there   were   tears   and   even   separations,   probably   because   it   is   a   Sefardic   scroll   (most likely from Israel) and it had been utilized as an Ashkanazi scroll would. After   he   repaired   the   seams,   he   then   began   with   the   text.   He   completed   this   work   at about    6:30    pm    just    in    time    for    his    presentation    in    front    of    about    30    of    our congregants. He was a huge success! We   sincerely   hope   his   experience   was   a   pleasant   one   and   that   his   return   to   South Florida was a save one and uneventful. Thanks again to your entire crew. ═══════════════════════════════ 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 ═══════════════════════════════ 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! ═══════════════════════════════ 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. 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. ═══════════════════════════════ 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.
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