═══════════════════════════════ D r. Jay Feuer - Project Chair, Beth El Congregation of the South Hill, PA   As   the   chairperson   of   the   Torah   project,   I   was   amazed   at   the   reaction   of   the   synagogue members.   Filling   in   a   letter   or   taking   part   in   other   events   related   to   the   new Torah   meant something   different   to   everyone,   but   the   one   common   thread   was   an   excitement   and   a thrill to be part of the project. ═══════════════════════════════ C antor Donna Azu - Temple Shalom, Naples, FL. I   had   a   wonderful   experience   with   Sofer   On   Site. They   were   very   professional   and   were able   to   accommodate   the   needs   of   our   congregation.   Rabbi   Selwyn   was   very   engaging and our congregants had a meaningful and wonderful experience. ═══════════════════════════════ N ancy Pryzant Picus - The Shlenker School of Congregation Beth Israel, Houston, TX As    the    Director    of    Jewish    Learning    for    a    large    Reform    Day    School    with    an    early childhood   program,   I   was   concerned   about   how   one   person   could   relate   so   well   to children   ranging   in   age   from   four   to   eleven   years   old.   My   concerns   were   completely ungrounded,   however,   as   Rabbi   Salazar   is   not   only   a   world-class   scribe;   he   is   also   an incredible   teacher.   His   sense   of   humor   engaged   the   students   immediately,   and   his ability   to   convey   complex   ideas   into   age-appropriate   language   was   clear   as   he   spoke   to the    students.    His    group    presentations    were    fun,    informative,    and    meaningful.    Our students--and their teachers--are so much richer for the time they spent with him. ═══════════════════════════════ C arin Buckman - Marketing & Publicity Chair, Beth El Temple, Hartford, CT In   2012/2013   Beth   El   Temple   embarked   on   a   wonderful   journey   -   our   Temple   had   the   unique   and   wonderful   experience of   writing   a Torah.   Rabbi   Selwyn   and   Rabbi   Druin   were   terrific! They   worked   individually with   each   and   every   family   to   make   their   lettering   experience   personal   and   special. They   ran   fun,   experiential   educational   sessions   for   adults   and   children   in   our   religious school. I   had   the   privilege   of   working   hand-in-hand   with   Rabbi   Goldstein   to   design   and   create marketing   materials   for   this   year-long   project.   Together   we   designed   beautiful   pieces that   worked   in   tandem   with   our   Temple's   branding   and   its   message.   In   many   cases Rabbi   Goldstein   even   worked   directly   with   our   printer   to   ensure   that   our   collateral materials were perfect. One   of   the   most   special   aspects   of   this   project   was   being   able   to   share   it   with   the   community.   We   took   our   Sofer   and parchment   on   the   road   to   visit   schools,   nursing   homes,   and   assisted   living   facilities.   In   this   way   we   were   able   to   touch holocaust   survivors   and   great   grandparents,   bringing   multiple   generations   together   to   letter   in   the Torah.   Even   now,   after almost   a   year   of   reading   from   our   beautiful   new   Torah,   it   still   brings   tears   to   our   eyes   when   a   bar   or   bat   mitzvah   family shares how incredible it is that their son/daughter is reading from the very scroll in which their child/family lettered. _________________ Rabbi Howard Sowalsky (Ritual & Executive Director) & Judith Rosenthal - Torah Project Co-Chair Beth   El   Temple,   Hartford,   CT Sofer   On   Site   provided   incredible   leadership   and   guidance   with   great   passion   and   teaching   with   regard   to   our   Torah Experience   at   Beth   El   Temple   in   West   Hartford,   CT.   Our   scribes,   Rabbis   Selwyn   and   Druin   were   unparalleled   in imparting   their   knowledge   and   resourcefulness.   They   connected   and   touched   everyone   with   whom   they   came   in contact. Rabbi   Goldstein   is   an   IT   whiz   and   has   patience   beyond   description.   The   Torah   Experience   with   Sofer   On   Site   is   a lifetime achievement and sacred Jewish experience I will cherish forever. Most of all, I will treasure the friendships with Rabbis Selwyn, Druin and Goldstein. _________________ Daniel Kulakofsky, Beth El Temple, Hartford, CT   Our   Torah   experience   was   enriched   at   every   turn   by   the   wonderful,   knowledgeable   people   at   Sofer   On   Site.   Services such   as   project   planning,   idea   generation   and   design   were   always   available   and   done   professionally.   But   the   real   beauty of   Sofer   On   Site   was   clear   at   every   program   and   lettering   event   we   held.   The   time   spent   with   every   member   of   our congregation,   the   engagement   and   the   personal   connections   that   were   made,   particularly   when   our   community   was lettering   the   Torah,   were   remarkable.   Literally   hundreds   of   people   told   stories   of   how   the   Sofrim   connected   in   a   magical way   under   the   Chupah.   Many   members   were   moved   to   tears   by   the   experience   while   almost   everyone   was   surprised   by how   moved   they   were   scribing   their   letters.   Clearly   we   have   Sofer   On   Site   to   thank   for   guiding   us   and   helping   to   create such a wonderful experience. ═══════════════════════════════ H elen Weinstein - Temple Judea of Manhasset As   one   of   the   marketing   co-chairs,   I   had   extensive   contact   with   Rabbi   Goldstein.   I   found him   to   be   very   helpful,   giving   us   prompt   attention.   He   was   able   to   guide   us   through   the process,   helping   us   with   everything   from   the   initial   marketing   brochure   to   the   final Closing Ceremony. His breadth and depth of knowledge made our project a success. _________________ Lauren Resnikoff Temple Judea of Manhasset I   worked   with   Sofer   On   Site   to   design   the   closing   ceremony.   Sofer   On   Site   offered   a   number   of   creative   ideas   and resources   for   a   meaningful   ceremony.   Through   discussions   with   Sofer   On   Site,   we   were   able   to   customize   a   moving celebration in which our scroll was wed to our congregation. _________________ Henry   Levy   -   Temple   Judea   of   Manhasset,   NY I   found   Sofer   On   Site   to   be   very   supportive   throughout   this   project.   Rabbi   Goldstein   is   a   great   communicator.   Rabbi Selwyn's   sense   of   humor   and   warmth   created   a   truly   spiritual   environment.   My   family   jointly   wrote   the   letter   mem.   My young grandchildren-- were mesmerized by the experience. _________________ Phyllis   Wininger   -   Temple   Judea   of   Manhasset My   experience   with   Sofer   On   Site   is   one   I   will   always   remember.   I   personally   had   the   most   contact   with   Rabbi   Goldstein. As   publicity   co-chairperson,   he   helped   us   create   all   the   printed   material.   Besides   his   creative   talents,   he   always   had patience,   wisdom,   and   a   sense   of   humor.   Every   Sofer   who   came   to   our   Temple   for   Torah   scribing   inspired   all   our families. It has been a pleasure working with Sofer On Site. ═══════════════════════════════ R abbi   Dan   Moskovitz   -   Senior   Rabbi   Temple   Sholom   Vancouver,   BC   Canada Dear Rabbi Druin, Thank   you   so   much   for   not   only   our   physical   Torah,   but   the   Torah   of   your   beautiful n’shama   that   you   lovingly   shared   with   each   of   our   families.   Every   single   participant   told me   how   magical   their   time   was   with   you   and   how   personal   it   felt.   I   too   felt   that   we   were uniquely   blessed   to   have   you   hold   our   hand   (or   our’s   yours)   through   this   process. Thank you so much, I look forward to seeing you and hopefully Yossi next year in Vancouver. Kol Tuv _________________ Sharon McNamara Temple Sholom Vancouver, BC Our   participation   was   not   only   enjoyable   but   also   memorable   and   extremely   meaningful.   It   was   an   outstanding   project. Thank you and everyone involved. ═══════════════════════════════ Ll oyd Doigan - Education Chair - Temple Shir Shalom, MI Dear Rabbi, L'Shana Tova. Peace, love and health to you and your family. Our   Torah   project   was   the   most   powerful   spiritual   experience   I   have   enjoyed.   When   we kicked   off   the   project   by   having   our   Temple   school   kids   march   down   the   aisle   with poster   boards   depicting   the   Jewish   holidays,   I   had   chills.   The   way   we   cooperated   in accomplishing   this   great   project   was   amazing   and   our   optimism   towards   completing   this task   grew   week   by   week.   With   Sofar   on   Site   as   a   guide,   our   scribing   experience included   a   discussion   regarding   a   400   year   old   torah   we   have   that   survived   Nazi   hatred. If   one   though   about   the   number   of   Jewish   hands   that   handled   that   torah   and   the number   of   Jewish   eyes   that   read   from   it,   it   was   as   if   our   history   came   alive.   Then   we thought   about   the   number   of   Jewish   children   and   grandchildren   etc.   that   will   handle   and   read   from   our   new   Torah,   one could   believe   that   G-d's   promises   to   us   will   continue   to   lift   us   in   perpetuity.   The   scribing   experience   was   overwhelming and   difficult   to   describe   but   was   very   educational   and   rewarding.   When   the   new   Torah   entered   our   sanctuary   led   by   our kids again, you could feel its neshamah fill the room - again spiritual chills and overwhelming. We   hit   our   financial   goals   but   most   importantly   were   able   to   engage   with   more   than   a   third   of   our   congregation.   All   our scribing   sessions   were   full   and   we   probably   would   have   filled   one   or   two   more.   Even   area   churches   participated.   We found   great   leaders   within   the   congregation   who   will   lead   us   in   the   future.   We   found   wallets   that   were   previously unopened   and   volunteers   who   will   be   active   for   many   years.   Sofar   on   Site's   provided   great   organizational   skill,   deep data   bases   of   "how-to",   and,   most   importantly,   Rabbi's   who   are   mensches,   men   of   character   and   learning.   We   enjoyed Sofer On Site 's company and guidance and could not have accomplished this 613 project without you. All my best _________________ Rabbi Michael Moskowitz - Temple Shir Shalom, MI Rabbi Druin, When   we   first   spoke   in   April   of   2013   and   I   shared   with   you   my   hopes   of   celebrating   our   25th   anniversary   by   scribing   a Torah,   and   you   told   me   it   was   possible   and   had   great   potential,   I   was   hopeful.   When   you   met   with   my   Board   of   Directors and   promised   success   exceeding   goals   we   had   ever   achieved,   I   was   excited. As   we   saw   the   magnitude   of   the   project   at hand   and   prepared   to   launch   our   Project   613,   I   became   leery   and   nervous.   But   with   your   guidance   and   fantastic   team, not only did everything we had hoped for come to fruition, but in the process, so much more became our reality. Project   613   was   a   way   for   Temple   Shir   Shalom   to   honor   our   past   and   prepare   for   our   future.   Never   could   I   have imagined   that   nearly   400   letters   of   Torah   would   be   written   by   our   Temple   families   and   friends.   Do   the   math.   That   means nearly   1300   people   walked   upon   on   our   bima,   held   the   quill,   spent   time   at   their   temple,   spent   time   with   their   rabbis   and cantor,   learned   Torah   and   yes,   so   many   in   the   process   decided   to   give   to   their   community   as   well.   It   was   a   fundraiser but   Project   613   became   so   much   more   -   educationally,   spiritually,   even   an   innovative   experience   for   community engaging.   And   most   of   all,   we   know   full   well   that   the   ruach   created   around   our   Torah   will   propel   us   to   even   greater opportunities. I   vividly   remember   when   we   sat   together   in   July   2013   and   we   discussed   an   opening   day   of   scribing   and   you   shared   that you   were   unavailable   that   day,   BUT   one   of   your   colleagues   would   be   available.   "Don't   worry,"   you   said,   "so   often   when   I send   a   colleague,   congregations   fall   in   love   with   him,   and   no   longer   ask   for   me."   It   sounded   like   a   good   sales   pitch   but we   needed   that   date   to   work.   So   Rabbi   Selwyn   was   sent   our   way.   From   the   day   he   arrived   at   Temple   Shir   Shalom,   he became   a   part   of   our   community.   We   looked   forward   to   Rabbi   Selwyn's   visits   -   his   intellect   and   teaching   is   infused   in every   interaction,   but   even   more,   what   so   draws   everyone   to   him   is   this   man's   kindness   and   generosity   of   spirit.   It   is   so sincere   and   genuine.   Actually,   it   is   contagious.   His   warmth   and   openness   enveloped   our   community.   And   for   me personally, I recognize and feel blessed that I have gained a colleague and friend. Thank   you   for   convincing   me   to   work   with   you   and   your   entire   team   at   Sofer   On   Site .   And   thank   you   for   the   time   you gave us these past 18 months. It   has   been   a   tremendous   journey   filled   with   joy,   learning   and   great   success.   Kol tuv,
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═══════════════════════════════ D r.     Jay     Feuer     -     Project Chair,               Beth               El Congregation   of   the   South Hill, PA   As    the    chairperson    of    the Torah   project,   I   was   amazed at      the      reaction      of      the synagogue   members.   Filling   in   a   letter   or   taking   part   in   other events   related   to   the   new   Torah   meant   something   different   to everyone,   but   the   one   common   thread   was   an   excitement   and a thrill to be part of the project. ═══════════════════════════════ C antor   Donna   Azu   -   Temple Shalom, Naples, FL. I   had   a   wonderful   experience with     Sofer     On     Site.     They were    very    professional    and were   able   to   accommodate   the   needs   of   our   congregation. Rabbi   Selwyn   was   very   engaging   and   our   congregants   had   a meaningful and wonderful experience. ═══════════════════════════════ N ancy   Pryzant   Picus   -   The Shlenker          School          of Congregation    Beth    Israel, Houston, TX As    the    Director    of    Jewish Learning   for   a   large   Reform Day    School    with    an    early childhood     program,     I     was concerned     about     how     one person   could   relate   so   well   to children    ranging    in    age    from four    to    eleven    years    old.    My    concerns    were    completely ungrounded,   however,   as   Rabbi   Salazar   is   not   only   a   world- class   scribe;   he   is   also   an   incredible   teacher.   His   sense   of humor   engaged   the   students   immediately,   and   his   ability   to convey    complex    ideas    into    age-appropriate    language    was clear   as   he   spoke   to   the   students.   His   group   presentations were    fun,    informative,    and    meaningful.    Our    students--and their   teachers--are   so   much   richer   for   the   time   they   spent   with him. ═══════════════════════════════ C arin   Buckman   -   Marketing &    Publicity    Chair,    Beth    El Temple, Hartford, CT In   2012/2013   Beth   El   Temple embarked     on     a     wonderful journey   -   our   Temple   had   the unique         and         wonderful experience   of   writing   a   Torah. Rabbi     Selwyn     and     Rabbi Druin      were      terrific!      They worked   individually   with   each and    every    family    to    make their       lettering       experience personal   and   special.   They   ran   fun,   experiential   educational sessions for adults and children in our religious school. I    had    the    privilege    of    working    hand-in-hand    with    Rabbi Goldstein   to   design   and   create   marketing   materials   for   this year-long   project.   Together   we   designed   beautiful   pieces   that worked    in    tandem    with    our    Temple's    branding    and    its message.    In    many    cases    Rabbi    Goldstein    even    worked directly   with   our   printer   to   ensure   that   our   collateral   materials were perfect. One   of   the   most   special   aspects   of   this   project   was   being   able to    share    it    with    the    community.    We    took    our    Sofer    and parchment   on   the   road   to   visit   schools,   nursing   homes,   and assisted   living   facilities.   In   this   way   we   were   able   to   touch holocaust   survivors   and   great   grandparents,   bringing   multiple generations   together   to   letter   in   the   Torah.   Even   now,   after almost   a   year   of   reading   from   our   beautiful   new   Torah,   it   still brings   tears   to   our   eyes   when   a   bar   or   bat   mitzvah   family shares   how   incredible   it   is   that   their   son/daughter   is   reading from the very scroll in which their child/family lettered. _________________ Rabbi   Howard   Sowalsky   (Ritual   &   Executive   Director)   & Judith Rosenthal - Torah Project Co-Chair Beth   El   Temple,   Hartford,   CT Sofer   On   Site   provided   incredible   leadership   and   guidance with    great    passion    and    teaching    with    regard    to    our   Torah Experience    at    Beth    El    Temple    in    West    Hartford,    CT.    Our scribes,    Rabbis    Selwyn    and    Druin    were    unparalleled    in imparting     their     knowledge     and     resourcefulness.     They connected   and   touched   everyone   with   whom   they   came   in contact. Rabbi    Goldstein    is    an    IT    whiz    and    has    patience    beyond description.   The   Torah   Experience   with   Sofer   On   Site   is   a lifetime    achievement    and    sacred    Jewish    experience    I    will cherish forever. Most   of   all,   I   will   treasure   the   friendships   with   Rabbis   Selwyn, Druin and Goldstein. _________________ Daniel Kulakofsky, Beth El Temple, Hartford, CT   Our    Torah    experience    was    enriched    at    every    turn    by    the wonderful,   knowledgeable   people   at   Sofer   On   Site.   Services such   as   project   planning,   idea   generation   and   design   were always   available   and   done   professionally.   But   the   real   beauty of   Sofer   On   Site   was   clear   at   every   program   and   lettering event   we   held.   The   time   spent   with   every   member   of   our congregation,   the   engagement   and   the   personal   connections that    were    made,    particularly    when    our    community    was lettering    the   Torah,    were    remarkable.    Literally    hundreds    of people   told   stories   of   how   the   Sofrim   connected   in   a   magical way   under   the   Chupah.   Many   members   were   moved   to   tears by   the   experience   while   almost   everyone   was   surprised   by how   moved   they   were   scribing   their   letters.   Clearly   we   have Sofer   On   Site   to   thank   for   guiding   us   and   helping   to   create such a wonderful experience. ═══════════════════════════════ H elen    Weinstein    -    Temple Judea of Manhasset As   one   of   the   marketing   co- chairs,      I      had      extensive contact   with   Rabbi   Goldstein. I   found   him   to   be   very   helpful, giving    us    prompt    attention. He   was   able   to   guide   us   through   the   process,   helping   us   with everything    from    the    initial    marketing    brochure    to    the    final Closing   Ceremony.   His   breadth   and   depth   of   knowledge   made our project a success. _________________ Lauren Resnikoff Temple Judea of Manhasset I   worked   with   Sofer   On   Site   to   design   the   closing   ceremony. Sofer    On    Site    offered    a    number    of    creative    ideas    and resources   for   a   meaningful   ceremony.   Through   discussions with   Sofer   On   Site,   we   were   able   to   customize   a   moving celebration in which our scroll was wed to our congregation. _________________ Henry   Levy   -   Temple   Judea   of   Manhasset,   NY I   found   Sofer   On   Site   to   be   very   supportive   throughout   this project.    Rabbi    Goldstein    is    a    great    communicator.    Rabbi Selwyn's   sense   of   humor   and   warmth   created   a   truly   spiritual environment.   My   family   jointly   wrote   the   letter   mem.   My   young grandchildren-- were mesmerized by the experience. _________________ Phyllis   Wininger   -   Temple   Judea   of   Manhasset My    experience    with    Sofer    On    Site    is    one    I    will    always remember.    I    personally    had    the    most    contact    with    Rabbi Goldstein. As   publicity   co-chairperson,   he   helped   us   create   all the   printed   material.   Besides   his   creative   talents,   he   always had   patience,   wisdom,   and   a   sense   of   humor.   Every   Sofer who   came   to   our   Temple   for   Torah   scribing   inspired   all   our families. It has been a pleasure working with Sofer On Site. ═══════════════════════════════ R abbi      Dan      Moskovitz      -   Senior         Rabbi         Temple   Sholom       Vancouver,       BC   Canada Dear Rabbi Druin, Thank   you   so   much   for   not   only   our   physical   Torah,   but   the Torah   of   your   beautiful   n’shama   that   you   lovingly   shared   with each   of   our   families.   Every   single   participant   told   me   how magical   their   time   was   with   you   and   how   personal   it   felt.   I   too felt   that   we   were   uniquely   blessed   to   have   you   hold   our   hand (or   our’s   yours)   through   this   process.   Thank   you   so   much,   I look   forward   to   seeing   you   and   hopefully   Yossi   next   year   in Vancouver. Kol Tuv _________________ Sharon McNamara Temple Sholom Vancouver, BC Our   participation   was   not   only   enjoyable   but   also   memorable and    extremely    meaningful.    It    was    an    outstanding    project. Thank you and everyone involved. ═══════════════════════════════ Ll oyd Doigan - Education Chair - Temple Shir Shalom, MI Dear Rabbi, L'Shana    Tova.    Peace,    love and   health   to   you   and   your family. Our    Torah    project    was    the most        powerful        spiritual experience    I    have    enjoyed. When     we     kicked     off     the project   by   having   our   Temple school   kids   march   down   the aisle   with   poster   boards   depicting   the   Jewish   holidays,   I   had chills.   The   way   we   cooperated   in   accomplishing   this   great project   was   amazing   and   our   optimism   towards   completing this   task   grew   week   by   week.   With   Sofar   on   Site   as   a   guide, our   scribing   experience   included   a   discussion   regarding   a   400 year    old    torah    we    have    that    survived    Nazi    hatred.    If    one though   about   the   number   of   Jewish   hands   that   handled   that torah   and   the   number   of   Jewish   eyes   that   read   from   it,   it   was as    if    our    history    came    alive.    Then    we    thought    about    the number   of   Jewish   children   and   grandchildren   etc.   that   will handle   and   read   from   our   new   Torah,   one   could   believe   that G-d's   promises   to   us   will   continue   to   lift   us   in   perpetuity.   The scribing     experience     was     overwhelming     and     difficult     to describe   but   was   very   educational   and   rewarding.   When   the new   Torah   entered   our   sanctuary   led   by   our   kids   again,   you could   feel   its   neshamah   fill   the   room   -   again   spiritual   chills   and overwhelming. We   hit   our   financial   goals   but   most   importantly   were   able   to engage   with   more   than   a   third   of   our   congregation.   All   our scribing   sessions   were   full   and   we   probably   would   have   filled one   or   two   more.   Even   area   churches   participated.   We   found great   leaders   within   the   congregation   who   will   lead   us   in   the future.   We   found   wallets   that   were   previously   unopened   and volunteers   who   will   be   active   for   many   years.   Sofar   on   Site's provided   great   organizational   skill,   deep   data   bases   of   "how- to",   and,   most   importantly,   Rabbi's   who   are   mensches,   men   of character   and   learning.   We   enjoyed   Sofer   On   Site 's   company and    guidance    and    could    not    have    accomplished    this    613 project without you. All my best _________________ Rabbi Michael Moskowitz - Temple Shir Shalom, MI Rabbi Druin, When   we   first   spoke   in April   of   2013   and   I   shared   with   you   my hopes   of   celebrating   our   25th   anniversary   by   scribing   a   Torah, and   you   told   me   it   was   possible   and   had   great   potential,   I   was hopeful.    When    you    met    with    my    Board    of    Directors    and promised   success   exceeding   goals   we   had   ever   achieved,   I was   excited.   As   we   saw   the   magnitude   of   the   project   at   hand and   prepared   to   launch   our   Project   613,   I   became   leery   and nervous.   But   with   your   guidance   and   fantastic   team,   not   only did   everything   we   had   hoped   for   come   to   fruition,   but   in   the process, so much more became our reality. Project   613   was   a   way   for   Temple   Shir   Shalom   to   honor   our past   and   prepare   for   our   future.   Never   could   I   have   imagined that    nearly    400    letters    of    Torah    would    be    written    by    our Temple   families   and   friends.   Do   the   math.   That   means   nearly 1300   people   walked   upon   on   our   bima,   held   the   quill,   spent time   at   their   temple,   spent   time   with   their   rabbis   and   cantor, learned   Torah   and   yes,   so   many   in   the   process   decided   to give   to   their   community   as   well.   It   was   a   fundraiser   but   Project 613   became   so   much   more   -   educationally,   spiritually,   even an   innovative   experience   for   community   engaging.   And   most of   all,   we   know   full   well   that   the   ruach   created   around   our Torah will propel us to even greater opportunities. I   vividly   remember   when   we   sat   together   in   July   2013   and   we discussed   an   opening   day   of   scribing   and   you   shared   that   you were   unavailable   that   day,   BUT   one   of   your   colleagues   would be   available.   "Don't   worry,"   you   said,   "so   often   when   I   send   a colleague,   congregations   fall   in   love   with   him,   and   no   longer ask   for   me."   It   sounded   like   a   good   sales   pitch   but   we   needed that   date   to   work.   So   Rabbi   Selwyn   was   sent   our   way.   From the   day   he   arrived   at   Temple   Shir   Shalom,   he   became   a   part of   our   community.   We   looked   forward   to   Rabbi   Selwyn's   visits -   his   intellect   and   teaching   is   infused   in   every   interaction,   but even   more,   what   so   draws   everyone   to   him   is   this   man's kindness   and   generosity   of   spirit.   It   is   so   sincere   and   genuine. Actually,     it     is     contagious.     His     warmth     and     openness enveloped   our   community.   And   for   me   personally,   I   recognize and feel blessed that I have gained a colleague and friend. Thank   you   for   convincing   me   to   work   with   you   and   your   entire team   at   Sofer   On   Site .   And   thank   you   for   the   time   you   gave us   these   past   18   months.   It    has    been    a    tremendous    journey   filled   with   joy,   learning   and   great   success.   Kol tuv,
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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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═══════════════════════════════ D r.      Jay      Feuer      -      Project      Chair,      Beth      El Congregation of the South Hill, PA   As    the    chairperson    of    the    Torah    project,    I    was amazed   at   the   reaction   of   the   synagogue   members. Filling   in   a   letter   or   taking   part   in   other   events   related to    the    new    Torah    meant    something    different    to everyone,    but    the    one    common    thread    was    an excitement and a thrill to be part of the project. ═══════════════════════════════ C antor Donna Azu - Temple Shalom, Naples, FL. I   had   a   wonderful   experience   with   Sofer   On   Site. They    were    very    professional    and    were    able    to accommodate   the   needs   of   our   congregation.   Rabbi Selwyn   was   very   engaging   and   our   congregants   had a meaningful and wonderful experience. ═══════════════════════════════ N ancy    Pryzant    Picus    -    The    Shlenker    School    of    Congregation    Beth    Israel, Houston, TX As    the    Director    of    Jewish    Learning    for    a    large Reform     Day     School     with     an     early     childhood program,   I   was   concerned   about   how   one   person could   relate   so   well   to   children   ranging   in   age   from four     to     eleven     years     old.     My     concerns     were completely   ungrounded,   however,   as   Rabbi   Salazar is    not    only    a    world-class    scribe;    he    is    also    an incredible   teacher.   His   sense   of   humor   engaged   the students    immediately,    and    his    ability    to    convey complex    ideas    into    age-appropriate    language    was clear   as   he   spoke   to   the   students.   His   group   presentations   were   fun,   informative,   and meaningful.   Our   students--and   their   teachers--are   so   much   richer   for   the   time   they spent with him. ═══════════════════════════════ C arin    Buckman    -    Marketing    &    Publicity    Chair, Beth El Temple, Hartford, CT In    2012/2013    Beth    El    Temple    embarked    on    a wonderful   journey   -   our   Temple   had   the   unique   and wonderful    experience    of    writing    a    Torah.    Rabbi Selwyn   and   Rabbi   Druin   were   terrific!   They   worked individually   with   each   and   every   family   to   make   their lettering   experience   personal   and   special.   They   ran fun,   experiential   educational   sessions   for   adults   and children in our religious school. I    had    the    privilege    of    working    hand-in-hand    with Rabbi   Goldstein   to   design   and   create   marketing   materials   for   this   year-long   project. Together   we   designed   beautiful   pieces   that   worked   in   tandem   with   our   Temple's branding   and   its   message.   In   many   cases   Rabbi   Goldstein   even   worked   directly   with our printer to ensure that our collateral materials were perfect. One   of   the   most   special   aspects   of   this   project   was   being   able   to   share   it   with   the community.   We   took   our   Sofer   and   parchment   on   the   road   to   visit   schools,   nursing homes,   and   assisted   living   facilities.   In   this   way   we   were   able   to   touch   holocaust survivors   and   great   grandparents,   bringing   multiple   generations   together   to   letter   in the   Torah.   Even   now,   after   almost   a   year   of   reading   from   our   beautiful   new   Torah,   it still   brings   tears   to   our   eyes   when   a   bar   or   bat   mitzvah   family   shares   how   incredible   it is   that   their   son/daughter   is   reading   from   the   very   scroll   in   which   their   child/family lettered. _________________ Rabbi   Howard   Sowalsky   (Ritual   &   Executive   Director)   &   Judith   Rosenthal   - Torah Project Co-Chair Beth   El   Temple,   Hartford,   CT Sofer   On   Site   provided   incredible   leadership   and   guidance   with   great   passion   and teaching   with   regard   to   our Torah   Experience   at   Beth   El Temple   in   West   Hartford,   CT. Our    scribes,    Rabbis    Selwyn    and    Druin    were    unparalleled    in    imparting    their knowledge   and   resourcefulness.   They   connected   and   touched   everyone   with   whom they came in contact. Rabbi   Goldstein   is   an   IT   whiz   and   has   patience   beyond   description.   The   Torah Experience    with    Sofer    On    Site    is    a    lifetime    achievement    and    sacred    Jewish experience I will cherish forever. Most of all, I will treasure the friendships with Rabbis Selwyn, Druin and Goldstein. _________________ Daniel Kulakofsky, Beth El Temple, Hartford, CT   Our   Torah   experience   was   enriched   at   every   turn   by   the   wonderful,   knowledgeable people   at   Sofer   On   Site.   Services   such   as   project   planning,   idea   generation   and design   were   always   available   and   done   professionally.   But   the   real   beauty   of   Sofer On   Site   was   clear   at   every   program   and   lettering   event   we   held.   The   time   spent   with every   member   of   our   congregation,   the   engagement   and   the   personal   connections that   were   made,   particularly   when   our   community   was   lettering   the   Torah,   were remarkable.   Literally   hundreds   of   people   told   stories   of   how   the   Sofrim   connected   in a   magical   way   under   the   Chupah.   Many   members   were   moved   to   tears   by   the experience   while   almost   everyone   was   surprised   by   how   moved   they   were   scribing their   letters.   Clearly   we   have   Sofer   On   Site   to   thank   for   guiding   us   and   helping   to create such a wonderful experience. ═══════════════════════════════ H elen Weinstein - Temple Judea of Manhasset As   one   of   the   marketing   co-chairs,   I   had   extensive contact   with   Rabbi   Goldstein.   I   found   him   to   be   very helpful,   giving   us   prompt   attention.   He   was   able   to guide    us    through    the    process,    helping    us    with everything   from   the   initial   marketing   brochure   to   the final   Closing   Ceremony.   His   breadth   and   depth   of knowledge made our project a success. _________________ Lauren Resnikoff Temple Judea of Manhasset I   worked   with   Sofer   On   Site   to   design   the   closing   ceremony.   Sofer   On   Site   offered   a number    of    creative    ideas    and    resources    for    a    meaningful    ceremony.    Through discussions   with   Sofer   On   Site,   we   were   able   to   customize   a   moving   celebration   in which our scroll was wed to our congregation. _________________ Henry   Levy   -   Temple   Judea   of   Manhasset,   NY I   found   Sofer   On   Site   to   be   very   supportive   throughout   this   project.   Rabbi   Goldstein is   a   great   communicator.   Rabbi   Selwyn's   sense   of   humor   and   warmth   created   a   truly spiritual     environment.     My     family     jointly     wrote     the     letter     mem.     My     young grandchildren-- were mesmerized by the experience. _________________ Phyllis   Wininger   -   Temple   Judea   of   Manhasset My   experience   with   Sofer   On   Site   is   one   I   will   always   remember.   I   personally   had   the most   contact   with   Rabbi   Goldstein.   As   publicity   co-chairperson,   he   helped   us   create all    the    printed    material.    Besides    his    creative    talents,    he    always    had    patience, wisdom,   and   a   sense   of   humor.   Every   Sofer   who   came   to   our   Temple   for   Torah scribing inspired all our families. It has been a pleasure working with Sofer On Site. ═══════════════════════════════ R abbi   Dan   Moskovitz   -   Senior   Rabbi   Temple   Sholom   Vancouver,   BC   Canada Dear Rabbi Druin, Thank   you   so   much   for   not   only   our   physical   Torah, but   the   Torah   of   your   beautiful   n’shama   that   you lovingly    shared    with    each    of    our    families.    Every single   participant   told   me   how   magical   their   time   was   with   you   and   how   personal   it felt.   I   too   felt   that   we   were   uniquely   blessed   to   have   you   hold   our   hand   (or   our’s yours)   through   this   process.   Thank   you   so   much,   I   look   forward   to   seeing   you   and hopefully Yossi next year in Vancouver. Kol Tuv _________________ Sharon McNamara Temple Sholom Vancouver, BC Our    participation    was    not    only    enjoyable    but    also    memorable    and    extremely meaningful. It was an outstanding project. Thank you and everyone involved. ═══════════════════════════════ Ll oyd Doigan - Education Chair - Temple Shir Shalom, MI Dear Rabbi, L'Shana   Tova.   Peace,   love   and   health   to   you   and your family. Our   Torah   project   was   the   most   powerful   spiritual experience   I   have   enjoyed.   When   we   kicked   off   the project    by    having    our    Temple    school    kids    march down    the    aisle    with    poster    boards    depicting    the Jewish     holidays,     I     had     chills.     The     way     we cooperated   in   accomplishing   this   great   project   was amazing   and   our   optimism   towards   completing   this   task   grew   week   by   week.   With Sofar   on   Site   as   a   guide,   our   scribing   experience   included   a   discussion   regarding   a 400   year   old   torah   we   have   that   survived   Nazi   hatred.   If   one   though   about   the number   of   Jewish   hands   that   handled   that   torah   and   the   number   of   Jewish   eyes   that read   from   it,   it   was   as   if   our   history   came   alive. Then   we   thought   about   the   number   of Jewish   children   and   grandchildren   etc.   that   will   handle   and   read   from   our   new   Torah, one   could   believe   that   G-d's   promises   to   us   will   continue   to   lift   us   in   perpetuity.   The scribing    experience    was    overwhelming    and    difficult    to    describe    but    was    very educational   and   rewarding.   When   the   new   Torah   entered   our   sanctuary   led   by   our kids   again,   you   could   feel   its   neshamah   fill   the   room   -   again   spiritual   chills   and overwhelming. We   hit   our   financial   goals   but   most   importantly   were   able   to   engage   with   more   than   a third   of   our   congregation.   All   our   scribing   sessions   were   full   and   we   probably   would have    filled    one    or    two    more.    Even    area    churches    participated.    We    found    great leaders   within   the   congregation   who   will   lead   us   in   the   future.   We   found   wallets   that were   previously   unopened   and   volunteers   who   will   be   active   for   many   years.   Sofar on   Site's   provided   great   organizational   skill,   deep   data   bases   of   "how-to",   and,   most importantly,   Rabbi's   who   are   mensches,   men   of   character   and   learning.   We   enjoyed Sofer   On   Site 's   company   and   guidance   and   could   not   have   accomplished   this   613 project without you. All my best _________________ Rabbi Michael Moskowitz - Temple Shir Shalom, MI Rabbi Druin, When   we   first   spoke   in   April   of   2013   and   I   shared   with   you   my   hopes   of   celebrating our   25th   anniversary   by   scribing   a   Torah,   and   you   told   me   it   was   possible   and   had great    potential,    I    was    hopeful.    When    you    met    with    my    Board    of    Directors    and promised   success   exceeding   goals   we   had   ever   achieved,   I   was   excited. As   we   saw the   magnitude   of   the   project   at   hand   and   prepared   to   launch   our   Project   613,   I became   leery   and   nervous.   But   with   your   guidance   and   fantastic   team,   not   only   did everything   we   had   hoped   for   come   to   fruition,   but   in   the   process,   so   much   more became our reality. Project   613   was   a   way   for   Temple   Shir   Shalom   to   honor   our   past   and   prepare   for   our future.   Never   could   I   have   imagined   that   nearly   400   letters   of   Torah   would   be   written by   our   Temple   families   and   friends.   Do   the   math.   That   means   nearly   1300   people walked   upon   on   our   bima,   held   the   quill,   spent   time   at   their   temple,   spent   time   with their   rabbis   and   cantor,   learned   Torah   and   yes,   so   many   in   the   process   decided   to give   to   their   community   as   well.   It   was   a   fundraiser   but   Project   613   became   so   much more    -    educationally,    spiritually,    even    an    innovative    experience    for    community engaging. And   most   of   all,   we   know   full   well   that   the   ruach   created   around   our   Torah will propel us to even greater opportunities. I   vividly   remember   when   we   sat   together   in   July   2013   and   we   discussed   an   opening day   of   scribing   and   you   shared   that   you   were   unavailable   that   day,   BUT   one   of   your colleagues   would   be   available.   "Don't   worry,"   you   said,   "so   often   when   I   send   a colleague,   congregations   fall   in   love   with   him,   and   no   longer   ask   for   me."   It   sounded like   a   good   sales   pitch   but   we   needed   that   date   to   work.   So   Rabbi   Selwyn   was   sent our   way.   From   the   day   he   arrived   at   Temple   Shir   Shalom,   he   became   a   part   of   our community.   We   looked   forward   to   Rabbi   Selwyn's   visits   -   his   intellect   and   teaching   is infused   in   every   interaction,   but   even   more,   what   so   draws   everyone   to   him   is   this man's   kindness   and   generosity   of   spirit.   It   is   so   sincere   and   genuine.   Actually,   it   is contagious.    His    warmth    and    openness    enveloped    our    community.    And    for    me personally, I recognize and feel blessed that I have gained a colleague and friend. Thank   you   for   convincing   me   to   work   with   you   and   your   entire   team   at   Sofer   On Site .   And   thank   you   for   the   time   you   gave   us   these   past   18   months.   It    has    been    a   tremendous   journey   filled   with   joy,   learning   and   great   success.   Kol tuv,
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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
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