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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Workshop A: Delve Into What Torah REALLY Is! A window into the Sofer’s world. Presenter: All Sofer On Site Educators Is   the   Torah   just   a   book?   Are   Hebrew   letters   just   shapes?   —   Does   a   Sofer   (scribe)   just   write?   With an understanding of these questions, you'll be given a glimpse into the world of a Torah scroll. In   this   workshop   you   will   be   able   to   view   and   analyze   the   actual   materials   of   the   Sofer’s   craft   and witness   a   demonstration   of   their   function.   We   will   demonstrate   how   so   called,   "Hebrew   letters"   are brought   into   being.   You   will   reflect   and   consider   the   character   and   traits   of   a   Sofer   in   order   to   fulfill   this monumental   task.   With   all   this   and   more,   you   will   acquire   a   totally   unexpected   and   fresh   insight   into the Torah creation and content. (Recommended for Adults, children and families. Duration 1.5 hours) _____________________________________ Workshop B: G-d’s “Black Box” - Now In Your Hands An exciting journey behind the making of Tefillin. Presenter: All Sofer On Site Educators A   wonderful   way   to   inspire   young   and   old   about   this   ancient   yet   vibrant   mitzvah   of   tefillin.   See   how tefilln   are   made   from   a   piece   of   raw   leather   and   ultimately   formed   into   what   we   see   are   black   boxes. Understand   the   reasons   behind   its   structure   through   an   interactive   class   with   real   live   examples.   See how   tefillin   are   sewn   and   sealed   and   view   various   samples   of   different   types,   sizes   and   qualities. Practice the donning of tefillin and most importantly, feel the energy of G-d’s special sign upon us. (Recommended   for   Teens-Families.   Duration   1.5   hours) _____________________________________ Workshop C: Sefer Torah - You own it, You love it, Now care for it! Learn how to protect this legacy and save money. Become a Holy Roller ! Presenter: All Sofer On Site Educators A   Sefer   Torah   costs   tens   of   thousands   of   dollars   and   should   last   hundreds   of   years.   So   why   do   they deteriorate   so   quickly   and   need   expensive   restoration?   The   answer   will   surprise   you.   As   guardians   of your   Torah,   we   will   show   you   what   can   be   done   to   practically   eliminate   or   inhibit   these   processes,   and improve   your   Torah’s   condition.   You   will   receive   hands-on   instructions   to   practice   these   methods. Through   this   workshop,   you’ll   gain   an   appreciation   of   your   Torahs,   their   condition   will   improve,   thus enabling   you   to   save   thousands   of   dollars   through   eliminating   expensive   future   repairs.   Read   more   on becoming a Holy Roller through this special training session. (Recommended for Adults, children and families. Duration 1.5 hours) _____________________________________ Workshop D: Becoming a Master Scribbler The scribal art of Hebrew calligraphy. Presenter: All Sofer On Site Educators Who   knew   that   the   skill   of   writing   a   torah   is   still   well   and   alive   today? The   art   of   writing Torah   letters   are precise   and   it’s   details   require   a   lot   of   practice.   In   this   workshop   we   will   introduce   you   to   this   wonderful skill   of   a   Sofer.   Learn   how   a   quill   and   parchment   is   prepared   and   how   to   form   Hebrew   letters.   Each participant   will   be   given   a   quill   and   parchment   to   practice   the   writing   of   their   own   Hebrew   name.   after one   sees   how   much   time,   skill   and   patience   is   needed   for   the   writing   of   a   sefer   Torah,   participants   will gain a newfound appreciation and love for their own Torahs. (Recommended for children and teens. Adults are welcome. Duration 1.5 hours) _____________________________________ Workshop E: Your 12 Jewish Senses Discover new gateways to better relationships. Presenter: Rabbi Gedaliah Druin Are   you   sensitive   to   all   your   senses,   as   well   as   how   to   use   them? These   12   Jewish   senses,   as   derived from   the   Hebrew   letters,   are   the   channels   for   grasping   and   absorbing   who   we   are.   This   workshop   will enable   the   listener   to   explore   alternative   methods   to   understand   oneself,   the   world   and   G-d.   The understanding   of   these   dynamics   will   allow   you   to   implement   new   ways   to   enhance   your   relationships and   communicate   with   others   effectively. Aside   from   giving   you   the   practical   expertise   of   these   senses, we   will   use   the   specific   Hebrew   words   that   are   used   to   define   “sense”   “relationships”   and   “education” in order to practically redefine the approach to Jewish education. (Recommended for Adults. Duration 1.5 hours) _____________________________________ Workshop F: The Music of the Shema Prayer The Sound of Silence Presenter: Rabbi Gedaliah Druin Before   one   can   begin   to   experience   sound   &   music,   one   needs   to   learn   the   art   of   Shema   -   to   listen. Discover   how   musical   phrases   are   created   and   turned   into   “houses”   from   which   music   and   melody flow.    Experience    the    ways    of    moving    rhythm;    the    relation    of    fingers    to    guitar    strings    and voice/humming/whistling   to   guitar   and   rhythm.   Learn   how   to   tune   the   guitar   by   sight   or   sound.   Enable yourself   to   hear   the   infinite   sound   of   music   emanating   from   the   guitar   and   create   songs.   Learn   to   play the   guitar   and   create   songs   in   one   hour   (hands   on)   with   a   30   minute   introduction.   The   crowning Mitzvah is not to write a Sefer Torah, but rather to “Write for yourselves this Song”. (Recommended for Adults and young adults. Optional: Bring your own guitar. Duration 1.5 hours) _____________________________________   Workshop G: The Aura of Torah Distinguishing Light & Darkness Presenter: Rabbi Gedaliah Druin Mystical:   Where   is   the   spirit   of   “The   Law”?   Was   darkness   created   by   G-d?   Look   into   a   Torah   and   let   it reveal   its   secrets.   Learn   the   spiritual   secrets   of   a   Kabbalistic   scroll,   and   why   all   Torah   scrolls   reveal more than meets the eye. Practical:   How   to   protect   your   community   from   the   modern,   rampant   deception   in   the   purchase   and repair of Torah Scrolls. Don’t be the next victim. (Recommended for Adults. Duration 1.5 hours) _____________________________________   Workshop H: Is your Mezuzah a blessing? How a Jewish alarm system works. Presenter: All Sofer On Site Educators In   this   workshop   you’ll   learn;   what   is   a   Mezuzah   and   it’s   origins?   Why   it’s   needed?   What   difference does   it   make   if   it   is   Kosher   or   not?   Join   us   on   a   Mezuzah   Journey   and   see   how   it   is   made   and   its   use. Watch a scroll being made in front of your eyes and learn its secrets and energy. (Recommended for Adults, children and families. Duration 1.5 hours) _____________________________________   Workshop I: A Megillah Nagillah Presentation The Joys of the Megillah Presenter: All Sofer On Site Educators Come   and   see   how   a   Megillat   Esther   is   written.   Learn   how   it   is   the   same   and   different   than   a   Torah. participate   in   a   lively   and   entertaining   presentation   on   the   unique   art   of   the   scribe.   Is   it   hard   to   write   a Megillah   scroll?   Well   why   not   try   it   yourself   with   a   hands   on   experience   and   crash   course   scribal   art. A perfect way to realize the Gantzah Megillah! (Recommended for Adults, children and families. Duration 1.5 hours   for   all   ages)
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