Haftara ProjectThe writing of a Torah or any part of the Holy Scriptures, in conjunction with a Project is the fulfillment of Mitzvah 613 – to “Write a Torah.” A Sefer Haftara Project Journey is an enriching and unifying community experience. Sofer On Site has developed over the years a new and fresh approach to fulfilling the command of writing a scroll. Scribing a Sefer Haftarot transforms from a traditional idea into an opportunity to enrich Jewish identity. We tailor learning & educational components that excite and include every member of a community. In addition, we serve as consultants and provide innovative marketing & fundraising tools and ideas. The center and focus of the Project is to present a community with a rare spiritual & uplifting opportunity for each member. Everyone can participate; not only by giving towards the writing, and not only learning & being inspired by the writing, but most importantly by receiving a once-in-a-lifetime chance to actually become part of making Jewish history! This is done in part by holding the quill (together with the Sofer) and scribing in the scroll.The feelings of astonishment & wonder are intertwined with divine coincidences and insights that families and individuals experience during the letter writing sessions. This spiritual exhilaration offers a cherished lifelong Jewish memory and a new sense of belonging and connection with Judaism!We are confident that with our combined efforts, this important and holy objective of writing a Sefer Haftara will excite and inspire your congregation in Judaism, while motivating them to a higher level of Jewish givingProspective:A Sefer Haftara Project will have two major funding expenses to consider:•The scribing of the Sefer Haftarot scroll•Sofer On Site Project ServicesThese amounts can either be solicited up front from a prospective donor, or calculated as a percentage of the projected fundraising goal.The Year of the Sefer HaftaraHaftara Scroll ScribingWe provide you with a script sample and quoted price, if requested, other samples and prices will be provided. Once the script is confirmed, a scribing contract will be drawn up. The average cost of a good quality Sefer Haftarah is around $15-20,000. There are scrolls for less, though the quality will be reduced as well. The cost of a scroll depends on the clarity, beauty and consistency of the script as well as the weight and size of the parchment. We accommodate adding Nekudot to the script which will cost about $3-5,000 extra.Once the price of the scroll is finalized, a down payment of 1/4 of the cost will be due upon signing of the contract. Then the remaining amount will be paid in three equal payments after each third of the scroll is complete, examined & shipped to us for verification and quality inspection. Upon receipt of each of these portions, the congregation is billed for the remaining 3/4 of the cost.
Sefer Haftara Project ServicesSofer On Site offers a one-stop-shop of wide ranging valuable project tools and services in five segments:A. Project Management, Analysis & Development: B. Letter Fill-In Ceremonies & Visits: C. Education Component: D. Marketing & Publicity: E. Fundraising Consultation: (for more information on above, please call)So what are the costs?Sofer On Site is proud to offer all its services in a tailored and personalized fashion. The quotes below are for Project complete segments, while each congregation can choose and select the items and services they require to customize the prices.•An overall estimate can be from a mere $5k to as high as $45k, depending on the congregation size, the scope of your Project, the number of visits required and your community unique needs. Travel costs are extra and billed separately•All costs and fees are paid out as equal payments spread out over the duration of the Project. We work with you to tailor our services and fees to fit your needs and budget•To reduce the upfront set service cost, we provide an attractive offer to “pay as you earn” payment plan on a portion of our services. We do the marketing and fundraising work and only get paid a percentage of the fundraising income. With this option, there is no upfront cost or commitment. Just pay as you earn.A good cost calculation is to consider the cost and fees of the Project to be around 20-25% of the fundraising goal. Please ask us for a full and complete Project Proposal (that will include script samples to select from and a detail and itemized list of our services and fees).