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═══════════════════════════════ R osalyn   Margolis   -   Torah   Writing   Chair   -   Congregation   Beth   Israel,   TX While   my   direct   involvement   with   the   support   Rabbis   at   Sofer   on   Site   was   very   limited, my   opportunities   to   observe   Rabbi   Salazar   were   many.   As   head   of   volunteers   for   the project,    I    attended    most    every    Scribing    Day,    having    the    opportunity    to    see    Rabbi Salazar   in   action.   He   was   not   only   delightfully   informative,   he   was   truly   indefatigable! Every congregant left his presence spiritually uplifted as well as emotionally touched. The   activities   surrounding   the   scribing   process   was   very   impressive;   it   was   obvious much   time   and   talent   went   into   their   design   and   execution   (thanks   to   our   Chairmen). Our Torah Creation was truly a labor of love for us all! _________________ Joseph Chesnick, Jr. - Head Chair - Congregation Beth Israel - Houston, TX I   had   the   honor   of   serving   as   co-chair,   along   with   Roslyn   Haikin,   for   our   congregation's   160th   Anniversary   Celebration. The   main   component   of   this   special   year   was   the   dedication   of   a   new   Torah   to   commemorate   this   milestone   in   Beth Israel's historic history, being the oldest Jewish synagogue in the State of Texas. In   August,   2013,   we   wisely   selected   the   professionals   at   Sofer   On   Site    to   lead   us   through   the   preparation   and   full process   -   including   scribing   dates,   marketing,   volunteer   recruitment   and   fundraising.   Upon   the   dedication   of   our   Torah on   December   19,   2014,   we   now   have   a   chance   to   reflect   on   the   success   of   this   project.   We   are   proud   to   report   that   we achieved,   and   in   fact   surpassed,   all   our   goals   -   the   primary   one   being   our   intent   to   "include"   a   record   number   of   our Temple   community   and   end   the   year   with   a   strong   feeling   and   closeness   to   our   beloved   congregation   that   will   continue forward for many years. A   wonderful   by-product   was   the   success   of   our   fundraising   efforts   that   will   greatly   assist   us   with   projects   deemed important    by    our    clergy    and    lay    leadership.    Rabbis    Druin    and    Salazar    made    it    their    responsibility    to    learn    our community's   culture   and   history   which   aided   them   in   bonding   with   our   congregants   -   they   both   played   an   integral   role   in the   process   as   over   2,500   individuals   scribed   over   the   course   of   17   dates   during   the   past   anniversary   year   -   a remarkable number that gained momentum by word-of-mouth from those who enjoyed such a positive experience. We   wish   to   thank   all   the   wonderful   Rabbinic   associates   at   Sofer   On   Site    for   their   dedication   and   guidance   which   was instrumental to our success. ═══════════════════════════════ J oshua Sherbin, Head Chair - Temple Shir Shalom, MI Throughout   2014,   we   worked   closely   with   Sofer   On   Site    to   develop   and   implement   the scribing   of   a   new   Torah   in   honor   of   our   temple's   25th   anniversary.   The   SOS   team provided   insight,   expertise   and   enthusiastic   support.   Rabbi   Druin   and   Selwyn   visited   for scribing    sessions    and    shared    their    warmth,    intellect    and    zeal    for    Torah    with    our congregation.   Our   partnership   with   SOS   played   a   significant   role   in   the   success   of   our Torah scribing project. _________________ Andre Douville, Executive Director - Temple Shir Shalom, MI From   our   initial   meeting   with   Rabbi   Druin   to   our   Torah   Homecoming   ceremony   more   than   a   year   later,   the   entire experience   of   writing   a   Torah   and   working   with   Sofer   On   Site    was   phenomenal.   We   did   our   homework.   Our   due diligence   process   included   meeting   with   other   scribing   vendors   and   talking   with   multiple   congregations   that   had   worked with SOS in the past. SOS was clearly the best company in the market; their integrity and knowledge are unparalleled. From   their   expertise   in   strategic,   short   term   and   long   term   fundraising   provided   by   Rabbi   Druin   to   their   dynamic,   creative and   cutting   edge   marketing   support   provided   by   Rabbi   Goldstein   combined   with   the   wit   and   wisdom   of   their   scribe Rabbi   Selwyn,   the   18   month   process   was   truly   a   journey   we   will   never   forget.   By   writing   our   own Torah,   one   we   can   truly call   our   own,   we   literally   inscribed   our   legacy   for   generations   to   come.   None   of   that   would   have   been   possible   without the guidance and relationship we had with SOS. ═══════════════════════════════ R ick   Hollander   -   Temple   Sinai   Las   Vegas,   NV Our   Torah   project   successfully   bridged   together   the   entire   congregation   as   we   also built   out   a   new   campus.   As   the   President   of   the   congregation   at   that   time,   It   is   rare when   one   strategy   can   transform   and   be   universal   no   matter   what   demographic   of   our membership. On    a    personal    note,    While    being    present    for    much    of    the    scribing,    I    saw    our congregants   transfixed   by   explanations   of   their   scribing   letter   and   meanings,   with   even a    few    miracles    that    some    told    me    about    after    Rabbi    Druin's    interpretations    and explanations. My   one   regret,   was   not   having   a   journal   for   individual   and   families   and   the   immediate and post scribing experiences. Watching this experience, I now understand "tears of joy" _________________ Rabbi Malcolm Cohen - Temple Sinai Las Vegas, NV Dear Rabbi Goldstein, Our   experience   with   Sofer   On   Site   was   very   positive.   Rabbi   Druin's   presentations   were   well   received.   Sofer   On   Site   was organized   and   helpful.   The   congregation   received   inspiration   during   their   writing   sessions.   I   wrote   the   letter   raysh   at   the end   of   D'varim.   The   writing   took   place   at   the   end   of   the   dedication   ceremony   of   the   shul   and   the   Torah.   Writing   the raysh, I felt great responsibility as the 'rosh" of the kehilah for helping the congregation write our next chapter. I   am   really   appreciative   of   everything   you   have   done   for   us.   I   have   spoken   to   many   congregants   about   the   project   and they   were   all   positive.   They   enjoyed   and   were   inspired   by   Rabbi   Druin’s   talks   before   the   letter   writing.   The   talks   gave them   new   insight   and   knowledge   into   the   whole   process.   The   young   people   also   appreciated   this   aspect   of   the   project. There   was   great   excitement   for   your   visit   to   the   Religious   School.   The   most   impactful   piece   was,   of   course,   the   actual writing.   Many   people   spoke   about   their   conversations   with   Rabbi   Druin   and   how   the   writing   was   a   “once   in   a   lifetime” deal. Thank you for the contribution you have made to our community. L’shalom ═══════════════════════════════ M ark Malone - Torah Project Management Chair - Temple Shalom, Naples, FL. I   had   the   pleasure   to   be   on   the   "Our   Torah"   team   at   Temple   Shalom   in   Naples,   Florida. The   staff   at   Sofer   On   Site   were   wonderful.   They   made   the   creation   of   "Our   Torah"   a fabulous   and   incredibly   moving   experience   for   everyone   at   our   temple.   This   project brought   our   membership   together   in   a   manner   which   no   other   experience   could   have done. As   a   member   of   the   team   heading   coordination   this   project,   I   had   the   opportunity to   volunteer   on   several   of   the   dates   on   which   members   of   the   temple   wrote   their   letters in   Our   Torah.   It   was   wonderfully   meaningful   for   each   and   every   member   with   whom   I met.   I   cannot   recommend   this   highly   enough   for   any   temple   which   has   not   yet   created their own Torah. _________________ Caren Plotkin - Religious School Director - Temple Shalom, Naples, FL. Our   experience   with   Rabbi   Druin   was   wonderful. As   Director   of   the   Religious   School   I   had   many   opportunities   to   create and   plan   educational   experiences   for   various   age   groups   of   children.   Rabbi   Druin   was   a   delight   to   work   with   and   the students   really   enjoyed   his   lessons   and   interacting   with   him.   Each   program   was   successful   and   our   students,   staff   and parents left with new knowledge and pride as they helped create a legacy for our Temple community. My husband and I wrote the letter "shin". This was incredibly meaningful to us. The experience touched us deeply. ═══════════════════════════════ t R abbi Alan B. Lucas - Senior Rabbi - Temple Beth Sholom, Roslyn Heights, NY Every   Shabbat   and   holiday   when   we   read   from   our   exquisite   new   torah   I   smile   as   I think   of   the   amazing   process   we   went   through   in   its   creation.   So   many   members   of   our shul   family   feel   a   deep   connection   with   this   torah   and   with   torah   learning   thanks   to Rabbi   Druin.   He   lovingly   guided   us   through   this   process.   How   wonderful   is   it   when   our B’nei   Mitzvah   ask,   “Is   this   the   torah   that   I   wrote?”   How   remarkable   is   it   that   young   and old   now   understand   the   meaning   of   torah   and   the   mitzvah   of   writing   a   sefer   torah   in   a way   they   did   not   before.   Thank   you   Rabbi   Druin   and   thank   you   Sofer   On   Site    not   only for    our    wonderful    new    torah,    for    a    successful    fund    raising    program    but    for    a   Torah    learning    and    a   Torah    living experience. A   wonderful   by-product   was   the   success   of   our   fundraising   efforts   that   will   greatly   assist   us   with   projects   deemed important    by    our    clergy    and    lay    leadership.    Rabbis    Druin    and    Salazar    made    it    their    responsibility    to    learn    our community's   culture   and   history   which   aided   them   in   bonding   with   our   congregants   -   they   both   played   an   integral   role   in the   process   as   over   2,500   individuals   scribed   over   the   course   of   17   dates   during   the   past   anniversary   year   -   a remarkable number that gained momentum by word-of-mouth from those who enjoyed such a positive experience. _________________ Cantor Ofer Barnoy - Temple Beth Sholom, Roslyn Heights, NY Our   experience   was   wonderful.   Rabbi   Druin   was   a   pleasure   to   work   with   and   our   members   found   him   inspiring, educational    and    entertaining.    With    his    guidance,    we    were    also    able    to    meet    our    fundraising    goals,    which    were ambitious.   Rabbi   Druin   taught   us   and   encouraged   how   to   focus   on   the   spiritual   essence   of   writing   a   torah   and   assured us that the fundraising dollars would naturally follow. We followed his advice and found that he was "right on the money" _________________ Pearl Halegua - Torah Project Chair - Temple Beth Sholom , Roslyn, N.Y. Our   goal   was   to   not   only   have   a   fund   raiser   but   to   also   give   each   of   our   members   the   opportunity   to   fulfill   Mitzvah   613, to   write   a   Sefer   Torah.   This   was   so   important   to   our   committee   that   we   stated   in   our   literature,   no   member   was   required to   make   any   donation   in   order   to   scribe.   Rabbi   Druin,   our   sofer,   opened   up   a   lot   of   hearts   while   scribing   with   each   of   our members.   Individuals   constantly   found   meaningful   connections   with   the   letter   they   randomly   came   upon   to   write.   Each was   moved   by   not   only   the   experience   of   writing,   but   everyone   walked   away   with   a   pearl   of   wisdom   either   about   the teaching of torah, how it was made or a midrash about their letter. Everyone   grew   in   some   way.   Rabbi   Druin   was   also   wonderful   with   our   children,   especially   our   pre   schoolers.   He   made the   experience   joyful   ,   as   well   as   educational.   Torah   was   truly   our   theme   last   year   and   what   is   beautiful,   is   that   every Shabbat   when   we   take   it   out,   our   congregation   feels   connected   to   it   in   so   many   ways.   Our   bnei   mitzvot   each   have   a letter they wrote in the torah from which they read for their simcha. The   new   torah   is   so   light   compared   to   our   old   ones,   that   lifting   it   is   a   possibility   for   those   of   various   strength.   The calligraphy   is   easy   to   read,   which   makes   so   many   very   happy.   It   is   truly   reader   friendly.   Writing   this   torah   was   a   win,   win experience;   not   only   did   we   benefit   from   it   financially,   but   our   congregants   benefitted   spiritually   on   so   many   levels. Temple Beth Sholom truly "took hold of torah" with this project. While   looking   to   create   a   meaningful   fundraiser   the   concept   of   writing   a   torah   was   brought   up   .   Some   said   we   don’t need another torah …others said we need to write a new Torah for tthe next generation.
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═══════════════════════════════ R osalyn     Margolis     -     Torah   Writing               Chair               -   Congregation      Beth      Israel,   TX While    my    direct    involvement with    the    support    Rabbis    at Sofer     on     Site     was     very limited,    my    opportunities    to observe   Rabbi   Salazar   were many.   As   head   of   volunteers   for   the   project,   I   attended   most every    Scribing    Day,    having    the    opportunity    to    see    Rabbi Salazar   in   action.   He   was   not   only   delightfully   informative,   he was   truly   indefatigable!   Every   congregant   left   his   presence spiritually uplifted as well as emotionally touched. The    activities    surrounding    the    scribing    process    was    very impressive;   it   was   obvious   much   time   and   talent   went   into their    design    and    execution    (thanks    to    our    Chairmen).    Our Torah Creation was truly a labor of love for us all! _________________ Joseph   Chesnick,   Jr.   -   Head   Chair   -   Congregation   Beth Israel - Houston, TX I    had    the    honor    of    serving    as    co-chair,    along    with    Roslyn Haikin,   for   our   congregation's   160th   Anniversary   Celebration. The   main   component   of   this   special   year   was   the   dedication   of a   new   Torah   to   commemorate   this   milestone   in   Beth   Israel's historic    history,    being    the    oldest    Jewish    synagogue    in    the State of Texas. In August,   2013,   we   wisely   selected   the   professionals   at   Sofer On   Site    to   lead   us   through   the   preparation   and   full   process   - including   scribing   dates,   marketing,   volunteer   recruitment   and fundraising.   Upon   the   dedication   of   our   Torah   on   December 19,   2014,   we   now   have   a   chance   to   reflect   on   the   success   of this   project.   We   are   proud   to   report   that   we   achieved,   and   in fact   surpassed,   all   our   goals   -   the   primary   one   being   our   intent to   "include"   a   record   number   of   our   Temple   community   and end    the    year    with    a    strong    feeling    and    closeness    to    our beloved    congregation    that    will    continue    forward    for    many years. A   wonderful   by-product   was   the   success   of   our   fundraising efforts    that    will    greatly    assist    us    with    projects    deemed important   by   our   clergy   and   lay   leadership.   Rabbis   Druin   and Salazar   made   it   their   responsibility   to   learn   our   community's culture    and    history    which    aided    them    in    bonding    with    our congregants   -   they   both   played   an   integral   role   in   the   process as   over   2,500   individuals   scribed   over   the   course   of   17   dates during   the   past   anniversary   year   -   a   remarkable   number   that gained   momentum   by   word-of-mouth   from   those   who   enjoyed such a positive experience. We   wish   to   thank   all   the   wonderful   Rabbinic   associates   at Sofer   On   Site    for   their   dedication   and   guidance   which   was instrumental to our success. ═══════════════════════════════ J oshua Sherbin, Head Chair - Temple Shir Shalom, MI Throughout   2014,   we   worked closely   with   Sofer   On   Site    to develop    and    implement    the scribing    of    a    new    Torah    in honor    of    our    temple's    25th anniversary.    The    SOS    team provided      insight,      expertise and      enthusiastic      support. Rabbi      Druin      and      Selwyn visited   for   scribing   sessions   and   shared   their   warmth,   intellect and   zeal   for   Torah   with   our   congregation.   Our   partnership   with SOS   played   a   significant   role   in   the   success   of   our   Torah scribing project. _________________ Andre   Douville,   Executive   Director   -   Temple   Shir   Shalom, MI From    our    initial    meeting    with    Rabbi    Druin    to    our    Torah Homecoming    ceremony    more    than    a    year    later,    the    entire experience   of   writing   a   Torah   and   working   with   Sofer   On   Site   was   phenomenal.   We   did   our   homework.   Our   due   diligence process    included    meeting    with    other    scribing    vendors    and talking   with   multiple   congregations   that   had   worked   with   SOS in   the   past.   SOS   was   clearly   the   best   company   in   the   market; their integrity and knowledge are unparalleled. From   their   expertise   in   strategic,   short   term   and   long   term fundraising   provided   by   Rabbi   Druin   to   their   dynamic,   creative and    cutting    edge    marketing    support    provided    by    Rabbi Goldstein   combined   with   the   wit   and   wisdom   of   their   scribe Rabbi   Selwyn,   the   18   month   process   was   truly   a   journey   we will   never   forget.   By   writing   our   own   Torah,   one   we   can   truly call   our   own,   we   literally   inscribed   our   legacy   for   generations to   come.   None   of   that   would   have   been   possible   without   the guidance and relationship we had with SOS. ═══════════════════════════════ R ick      Hollander      -      Temple   Sinai   Las   Vegas,   NV Our            Torah            project successfully                bridged together           the           entire congregation     as     we     also built   out   a   new   campus.   As the       President       of       the congregation   at   that   time,   It is    rare    when    one    strategy can       transform       and       be universal no matter what demographic of our membership. On    a    personal    note,    While    being    present    for    much    of    the scribing,   I   saw   our   congregants   transfixed   by   explanations   of their   scribing   letter   and   meanings,   with   even   a   few   miracles that   some   told   me   about   after   Rabbi   Druin's   interpretations and explanations. My   one   regret,   was   not   having   a   journal   for   individual   and families and the immediate and post scribing experiences. Watching this experience, I now understand "tears of joy" _________________ Rabbi Malcolm Cohen - Temple Sinai Las Vegas, NV Dear Rabbi Goldstein, Our   experience   with   Sofer   On   Site   was   very   positive.   Rabbi Druin's   presentations   were   well   received.   Sofer   On   Site   was organized   and   helpful.   The   congregation   received   inspiration during   their   writing   sessions.   I   wrote   the   letter   raysh   at   the   end of   D'varim.   The   writing   took   place   at   the   end   of   the   dedication ceremony   of   the   shul   and   the   Torah.   Writing   the   raysh,   I   felt great   responsibility   as   the   'rosh"   of   the   kehilah   for   helping   the congregation write our next chapter. I   am   really   appreciative   of   everything   you   have   done   for   us.   I have   spoken   to   many   congregants   about   the   project   and   they were   all   positive.   They   enjoyed   and   were   inspired   by   Rabbi Druin’s   talks   before   the   letter   writing. The   talks   gave   them   new insight    and    knowledge    into    the    whole    process.   The    young people   also   appreciated   this   aspect   of   the   project.   There   was great   excitement   for   your   visit   to   the   Religious   School.   The most   impactful   piece   was,   of   course,   the   actual   writing.   Many people   spoke   about   their   conversations   with   Rabbi   Druin   and how   the   writing   was   a   “once   in   a   lifetime”   deal.   Thank   you   for the contribution you have made to our community. L’shalom ═══════════════════════════════ M ark   Malone   -   Torah   Project   Management   Chair   -   Temple Shalom, Naples, FL. I   had   the   pleasure   to   be   on the     "Our     Torah"     team     at Temple     Shalom     in     Naples, Florida.   The   staff   at   Sofer   On Site     were     wonderful.     They made    the    creation    of    "Our Torah"       a       fabulous       and incredibly   moving   experience for    everyone    at    our    temple. This      project      brought      our membership   together   in   a   manner   which   no   other   experience could    have    done.    As    a    member    of    the    team    heading coordination   this   project,   I   had   the   opportunity   to   volunteer   on several   of   the   dates   on   which   members   of   the   temple   wrote their   letters   in   Our   Torah.   It   was   wonderfully   meaningful   for each     and     every     member     with     whom     I     met.     I     cannot recommend   this   highly   enough   for   any   temple   which   has   not yet created their own Torah. _________________ Caren    Plotkin    -    Religious    School    Director    -    Temple Shalom, Naples, FL. Our   experience   with   Rabbi   Druin   was   wonderful.   As   Director of   the   Religious   School   I   had   many   opportunities   to   create   and plan    educational    experiences    for    various    age    groups    of children.    Rabbi    Druin    was    a    delight    to    work    with    and    the students   really   enjoyed   his   lessons   and   interacting   with   him. Each    program    was    successful    and    our    students,    staff    and parents   left   with   new   knowledge   and   pride   as   they   helped create a legacy for our Temple community. My   husband   and   I   wrote   the   letter   "shin".   This   was   incredibly meaningful to us. The experience touched us deeply. ═══════════════════════════════ t R abbi    Alan    B.    Lucas    -    Senior    Rabbi    -    Temple    Beth Sholom, Roslyn Heights, NY Every    Shabbat    and    holiday when     we     read     from     our exquisite   new   torah   I   smile   as I      think      of      the      amazing process   we   went   through   in its       creation.       So       many members    of    our    shul    family feel   a   deep   connection   with   this   torah   and   with   torah   learning thanks   to   Rabbi   Druin.   He   lovingly   guided   us   through   this process.   How   wonderful   is   it   when   our   B’nei   Mitzvah   ask,   “Is this   the   torah   that   I   wrote?”   How   remarkable   is   it   that   young and   old   now   understand   the   meaning   of   torah   and   the   mitzvah of   writing   a   sefer   torah   in   a   way   they   did   not   before. Thank   you Rabbi   Druin   and   thank   you   Sofer   On   Site    not   only   for   our wonderful   new   torah,   for   a   successful   fund   raising   program   but for a Torah learning and a Torah living experience. A   wonderful   by-product   was   the   success   of   our   fundraising efforts    that    will    greatly    assist    us    with    projects    deemed important   by   our   clergy   and   lay   leadership.   Rabbis   Druin   and Salazar   made   it   their   responsibility   to   learn   our   community's culture    and    history    which    aided    them    in    bonding    with    our congregants   -   they   both   played   an   integral   role   in   the   process as   over   2,500   individuals   scribed   over   the   course   of   17   dates during   the   past   anniversary   year   -   a   remarkable   number   that gained   momentum   by   word-of-mouth   from   those   who   enjoyed such a positive experience. _________________ Cantor    Ofer    Barnoy    -    Temple    Beth    Sholom,    Roslyn Heights, NY Our   experience   was   wonderful.   Rabbi   Druin   was   a   pleasure   to work   with   and   our   members   found   him   inspiring,   educational and   entertaining.   With   his   guidance,   we   were   also   able   to meet    our    fundraising    goals,    which    were    ambitious.    Rabbi Druin   taught   us   and   encouraged   how   to   focus   on   the   spiritual essence   of   writing   a   torah   and   assured   us   that   the   fundraising dollars    would    naturally    follow.    We    followed    his    advice    and found that he was "right on the money" _________________ Pearl   Halegua   -   Torah   Project   Chair   -   Temple   Beth   Sholom , Roslyn, N.Y. Our   goal   was   to   not   only   have   a   fund   raiser   but   to   also   give each   of   our   members   the   opportunity   to   fulfill   Mitzvah   613,   to write   a   Sefer   Torah.   This   was   so   important   to   our   committee that   we   stated   in   our   literature,   no   member   was   required   to make   any   donation   in   order   to   scribe.   Rabbi   Druin,   our   sofer, opened   up   a   lot   of   hearts   while   scribing   with   each   of   our members.       Individuals       constantly       found       meaningful connections   with   the   letter   they   randomly   came   upon   to   write. Each   was   moved   by   not   only   the   experience   of   writing,   but everyone   walked   away   with   a   pearl   of   wisdom   either   about   the teaching   of   torah,   how   it   was   made   or   a   midrash   about   their letter. Everyone   grew   in   some   way.   Rabbi   Druin   was   also   wonderful with   our   children,   especially   our   pre   schoolers.   He   made   the experience   joyful   ,   as   well   as   educational.   Torah   was   truly   our theme   last   year   and   what   is   beautiful,   is   that   every   Shabbat when   we   take   it   out,   our   congregation   feels   connected   to   it   in so   many   ways.   Our   bnei   mitzvot   each   have   a   letter   they   wrote in the torah from which they read for their simcha. The   new   torah   is   so   light   compared   to   our   old   ones,   that   lifting it   is   a   possibility   for   those   of   various   strength.   The   calligraphy is   easy   to   read,   which   makes   so   many   very   happy.   It   is   truly reader   friendly.   Writing   this   torah   was   a   win,   win   experience; not   only   did   we   benefit   from   it   financially,   but   our   congregants benefitted   spiritually   on   so   many   levels.   Temple   Beth   Sholom truly "took hold of torah" with this project. While   looking   to   create   a   meaningful   fundraiser   the   concept   of writing   a   torah   was   brought   up   .   Some   said   we   don’t   need another   torah   …others   said   we   need   to   write   a   new   Torah   for tthe next generation.
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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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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 osalyn      Margolis      -      Torah      Writing      Chair      -   Congregation   Beth   Israel,   TX While   my   direct   involvement   with   the   support   Rabbis at   Sofer   on   Site   was   very   limited,   my   opportunities   to observe    Rabbi    Salazar    were    many.    As    head    of volunteers    for    the    project,    I    attended    most    every Scribing   Day,   having   the   opportunity   to   see   Rabbi Salazar    in    action.    He    was    not    only    delightfully informative,     he     was     truly     indefatigable!     Every congregant left his presence spiritually uplifted as well as emotionally touched. The   activities   surrounding   the   scribing   process   was   very   impressive;   it   was   obvious much   time   and   talent   went   into   their   design   and   execution   (thanks   to   our   Chairmen). Our Torah Creation was truly a labor of love for us all! _________________ Joseph Chesnick, Jr. - Head Chair - Congregation Beth Israel - Houston, TX I    had    the    honor    of    serving    as    co-chair,    along    with    Roslyn    Haikin,    for    our congregation's   160th   Anniversary   Celebration.   The   main   component   of   this   special year   was   the   dedication   of   a   new   Torah   to   commemorate   this   milestone   in   Beth Israel's historic history, being the oldest Jewish synagogue in the State of Texas. In   August,   2013,   we   wisely   selected   the   professionals   at   Sofer   On   Site    to   lead   us through    the    preparation    and    full    process    -    including    scribing    dates,    marketing, volunteer    recruitment    and    fundraising.    Upon    the    dedication    of    our    Torah    on December   19,   2014,   we   now   have   a   chance   to   reflect   on   the   success   of   this   project. We   are   proud   to   report   that   we   achieved,   and   in   fact   surpassed,   all   our   goals   -   the primary   one   being   our   intent   to   "include"   a   record   number   of   our   Temple   community and   end   the   year   with   a   strong   feeling   and   closeness   to   our   beloved   congregation that will continue forward for many years. A   wonderful   by-product   was   the   success   of   our   fundraising   efforts   that   will   greatly assist   us   with   projects   deemed   important   by   our   clergy   and   lay   leadership.   Rabbis Druin   and   Salazar   made   it   their   responsibility   to   learn   our   community's   culture   and history   which   aided   them   in   bonding   with   our   congregants   -   they   both   played   an integral   role   in   the   process   as   over   2,500   individuals   scribed   over   the   course   of   17 dates    during    the    past    anniversary    year    -    a    remarkable    number    that    gained momentum by word-of-mouth from those who enjoyed such a positive experience. We   wish   to   thank   all   the   wonderful   Rabbinic   associates   at   Sofer   On   Site    for   their dedication and guidance which was instrumental to our success. ═══════════════════════════════ J oshua     Sherbin,     Head     Chair     -     Temple     Shir Shalom, MI Throughout   2014,   we   worked   closely   with   Sofer   On Site    to   develop   and   implement   the   scribing   of   a   new Torah   in   honor   of   our   temple's   25th   anniversary.   The SOS      team      provided      insight,      expertise      and enthusiastic   support.   Rabbi   Druin   and   Selwyn   visited for    scribing    sessions    and    shared    their    warmth, intellect   and   zeal   for   Torah   with   our   congregation. Our   partnership   with   SOS   played   a   significant   role   in   the   success   of   our   Torah scribing project. _________________ Andre Douville, Executive Director - Temple Shir Shalom, MI From   our   initial   meeting   with   Rabbi   Druin   to   our   Torah   Homecoming   ceremony   more than   a   year   later,   the   entire   experience   of   writing   a   Torah   and   working   with   Sofer   On Site    was   phenomenal.   We   did   our   homework.   Our   due   diligence   process   included meeting   with   other   scribing   vendors   and   talking   with   multiple   congregations   that   had worked   with   SOS   in   the   past.   SOS   was   clearly   the   best   company   in   the   market;   their integrity and knowledge are unparalleled. From   their   expertise   in   strategic,   short   term   and   long   term   fundraising   provided   by Rabbi   Druin   to   their   dynamic,   creative   and   cutting   edge   marketing   support   provided by   Rabbi   Goldstein   combined   with   the   wit   and   wisdom   of   their   scribe   Rabbi   Selwyn, the   18   month   process   was   truly   a   journey   we   will   never   forget.   By   writing   our   own Torah,   one   we   can   truly   call   our   own,   we   literally   inscribed   our   legacy   for   generations to    come.    None    of    that    would    have    been    possible    without    the    guidance    and relationship we had with SOS. ═══════════════════════════════ R ick   Hollander   -   Temple   Sinai   Las   Vegas,   NV Our   Torah   project   successfully   bridged   together   the entire    congregation    as    we    also    built    out    a    new campus.   As   the   President   of   the   congregation   at that   time,   It   is   rare   when   one   strategy   can   transform and   be   universal   no   matter   what   demographic   of our membership. On   a   personal   note,   While   being   present   for   much of   the   scribing,   I   saw   our   congregants   transfixed   by explanations   of   their   scribing   letter   and   meanings, with   even   a   few   miracles   that   some   told   me   about   after   Rabbi   Druin's   interpretations and explanations. My   one   regret,   was   not   having   a   journal   for   individual   and   families   and   the   immediate and post scribing experiences. Watching this experience, I now understand "tears of joy" _________________ Rabbi Malcolm Cohen - Temple Sinai Las Vegas, NV Dear Rabbi Goldstein, Our   experience   with   Sofer   On   Site   was   very   positive.   Rabbi   Druin's   presentations were   well   received.   Sofer   On   Site   was   organized   and   helpful.   The   congregation received   inspiration   during   their   writing   sessions.   I   wrote   the   letter   raysh   at   the   end   of D'varim. The   writing   took   place   at   the   end   of   the   dedication   ceremony   of   the   shul   and the   Torah.   Writing   the   raysh,   I   felt   great   responsibility   as   the   'rosh"   of   the   kehilah   for helping the congregation write our next chapter. I   am   really   appreciative   of   everything   you   have   done   for   us.   I   have   spoken   to   many congregants   about   the   project   and   they   were   all   positive.   They   enjoyed   and   were inspired   by   Rabbi   Druin’s   talks   before   the   letter   writing.   The   talks   gave   them   new insight   and   knowledge   into   the   whole   process.   The   young   people   also   appreciated this   aspect   of   the   project.   There   was   great   excitement   for   your   visit   to   the   Religious School.   The   most   impactful   piece   was,   of   course,   the   actual   writing.   Many   people spoke   about   their   conversations   with   Rabbi   Druin   and   how   the   writing   was   a   “once   in a lifetime” deal. Thank you for the contribution you have made to our community. L’shalom ═══════════════════════════════ M ark   Malone   -   Torah   Project   Management   Chair   - Temple Shalom, Naples, FL. I   had   the   pleasure   to   be   on   the   "Our   Torah"   team   at Temple   Shalom   in   Naples,   Florida.   The   staff   at   Sofer On   Site   were   wonderful.   They   made   the   creation   of "Our    Torah"     a     fabulous     and     incredibly     moving experience   for   everyone   at   our   temple.   This   project brought   our   membership   together   in   a   manner   which no   other   experience   could   have   done.   As   a   member of   the   team   heading   coordination   this   project,   I   had the   opportunity   to   volunteer   on   several   of   the   dates on   which   members   of   the   temple   wrote   their   letters   in   Our   Torah.   It   was   wonderfully meaningful   for   each   and   every   member   with   whom   I   met.   I   cannot   recommend   this highly enough for any temple which has not yet created their own Torah. _________________ Caren Plotkin - Religious School Director - Temple Shalom, Naples, FL. Our   experience   with   Rabbi   Druin   was   wonderful. As   Director   of   the   Religious   School   I had   many   opportunities   to   create   and   plan   educational   experiences   for   various   age groups   of   children.   Rabbi   Druin   was   a   delight   to   work   with   and   the   students   really enjoyed   his   lessons   and   interacting   with   him.   Each   program   was   successful   and   our students,   staff   and   parents   left   with   new   knowledge   and   pride   as   they   helped   create a legacy for our Temple community. My   husband   and   I   wrote   the   letter   "shin".   This   was   incredibly   meaningful   to   us.   The experience touched us deeply. ═══════════════════════════════ t R abbi   Alan   B.   Lucas   -   Senior   Rabbi   -   Temple   Beth Sholom, Roslyn Heights, NY Every   Shabbat   and   holiday   when   we   read   from   our exquisite   new   torah   I   smile   as   I   think   of   the   amazing process   we   went   through   in   its   creation.   So   many members   of   our   shul   family   feel   a   deep   connection with    this    torah    and    with    torah    learning    thanks    to Rabbi    Druin.    He    lovingly    guided    us    through    this process.   How   wonderful   is   it   when   our   B’nei   Mitzvah   ask,   “Is   this   the   torah   that   I wrote?”   How   remarkable   is   it   that   young   and   old   now   understand   the   meaning   of torah   and   the   mitzvah   of   writing   a   sefer   torah   in   a   way   they   did   not   before. Thank   you Rabbi   Druin   and   thank   you   Sofer   On   Site    not   only   for   our   wonderful   new   torah,   for   a successful    fund    raising    program    but    for    a    Torah    learning    and    a    Torah    living experience. A   wonderful   by-product   was   the   success   of   our   fundraising   efforts   that   will   greatly assist   us   with   projects   deemed   important   by   our   clergy   and   lay   leadership.   Rabbis Druin   and   Salazar   made   it   their   responsibility   to   learn   our   community's   culture   and history   which   aided   them   in   bonding   with   our   congregants   -   they   both   played   an integral   role   in   the   process   as   over   2,500   individuals   scribed   over   the   course   of   17 dates    during    the    past    anniversary    year    -    a    remarkable    number    that    gained momentum by word-of-mouth from those who enjoyed such a positive experience. _________________ Cantor Ofer Barnoy - Temple Beth Sholom, Roslyn Heights, NY Our   experience   was   wonderful.   Rabbi   Druin   was   a   pleasure   to   work   with   and   our members   found   him   inspiring,   educational   and   entertaining.   With   his   guidance,   we were   also   able   to   meet   our   fundraising   goals,   which   were   ambitious.   Rabbi   Druin taught   us   and   encouraged   how   to   focus   on   the   spiritual   essence   of   writing   a   torah and   assured   us   that   the   fundraising   dollars   would   naturally   follow.   We   followed   his advice and found that he was "right on the money" _________________ Pearl Halegua - Torah Project Chair - Temple Beth Sholom , Roslyn, N.Y. Our   goal   was   to   not   only   have   a   fund   raiser   but   to   also   give   each   of   our   members   the opportunity   to   fulfill   Mitzvah   613,   to   write   a   Sefer   Torah.   This   was   so   important   to   our committee   that   we   stated   in   our   literature,   no   member   was   required   to   make   any donation   in   order   to   scribe.   Rabbi   Druin,   our   sofer,   opened   up   a   lot   of   hearts   while scribing    with    each    of    our    members.    Individuals    constantly    found    meaningful connections   with   the   letter   they   randomly   came   upon   to   write.   Each   was   moved   by not   only   the   experience   of   writing,   but   everyone   walked   away   with   a   pearl   of   wisdom either about the teaching of torah, how it was made or a midrash about their letter. Everyone   grew   in   some   way.   Rabbi   Druin   was   also   wonderful   with   our   children, especially   our   pre   schoolers.   He   made   the   experience   joyful   ,   as   well   as   educational. Torah   was   truly   our   theme   last   year   and   what   is   beautiful,   is   that   every   Shabbat   when we   take   it   out,   our   congregation   feels   connected   to   it   in   so   many   ways.   Our   bnei mitzvot   each   have   a   letter   they   wrote   in   the   torah   from   which   they   read   for   their simcha. The   new   torah   is   so   light   compared   to   our   old   ones,   that   lifting   it   is   a   possibility   for those   of   various   strength. The   calligraphy   is   easy   to   read,   which   makes   so   many   very happy.   It   is   truly   reader   friendly.   Writing   this   torah   was   a   win,   win   experience;   not   only did   we   benefit   from   it   financially,   but   our   congregants   benefitted   spiritually   on   so many levels. Temple Beth Sholom truly "took hold of torah" with this project. While   looking   to   create   a   meaningful   fundraiser   the   concept   of   writing   a   torah   was brought   up   .   Some   said   we   don’t   need   another   torah   …others   said   we   need   to   write   a new Torah for tthe next generation.
CONTACT INFO
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SOFER ON SITE INTERNATIONAL
Torah         is         the         prized         inheritance         of         the         Jewish         people.         It        moves,         motivates,         and         unites         us         as         a         nation.         For      3,000         years        we         have         learned      to      live      our      lives      through      the      teachings,      guidance     and      message      of      Torah.      We   search      for      new      ways      to      bring      ourselves     closer      to      it.      At      Sofer      On      Site,      we      are      honored      to      provide      beautiful STa’M      of      the      highest      Halachic      standards,      while      bringing      Torah’s     timeless  messages  to  you,  and  inspire generations to come.
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Friday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Weekend Closed
991 North Miami Beach Blvd. N. Miami Beach, FL 33162 Phone: 305-770-3481 Fax: 305-770-4204 Toll-free: 1-877-HASOFER (427-6337) Email: info@soferonsite.com
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