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Sefer ... Sofer ... Sipur • It’s the Book • It’s the Writer • It’s the Story   The   Sofrim   of   Sofer   On   Site   are   famed   as   Key-Note   speakers,   Storytellers and   Lectures.   Listening   to   a   topic   delivered   by   one   of   our   speakers   is always   insightful,   engaging,   meaningful   and   often   humorous.   Our   Sofrim can   lecture   on   many   subjects   however   here   is   a   short   list   of   suggested topics   for   classes,   discussion   groups   and   lectures   for   larger   audiences. These titles should be used as a base to structure the program you desire. Learning and Lecture Opportunities Mysteries   of   the   Hebrew   Letters.   Can   letters   be   more   than   just   a   tool   for language?      Revealing   the   secrets   beyond   what   you   see   at   first   glance. Beyond   the   artistic   beauty   of   their   shapes,   woven   into   these   letters   are   deep and   inspirational   meanings   that   provide   lessons   and   guidance   for   living.   But then, would you expect anything less from G-dly letters? Rule   #1   -      Be   Thankful   –   Modeh   Ani:    The   wisdom   and   insight   behind   the   famous   prayer   we   say   each   morning   as   taught   according   to PaRDeS. The   Pardes   system   of   exegesis,   understanding   of   Biblical   text   in   Judaism   is   divided   among   peshat   (simple   meaning),   remez   (hints, clues), derash (interpretation) and sod (mystical, lit. "secret")}. Be inspired and be truly grateful! The   Secrets   of   the   Sh’ma:    Congregations   chant   it,   Jews   have   died   saying   it,   some   whisper   it,   and   all   know   this   to   be   the   pinnacle   essential creed   of   Judaism.   What   is   its   hidden   meaning   that   has   inspired   the   Jewish   nation   throughout   history?   The   answer   may   be   greater   than   you expected! Rosh   Chodesh   -   Women’s   Learning:    Jewish   Woman   and   the   impact   they   have   had   on   the   cradle   of   our   religion.   Jewish   Feminism   -   Is there such a thing? A deeper insight into the better half of man. Gematria   -   What’s   Your   Number?    The   Torah   as   a   mathematical   code   -   Gematria,   with   a   crystal   clear   out-look.      Counting   sand   or   sapphires - you choose, but can numbers give your life meaning and value?   Dress   Me   Up   and   Take   Me   Out:    And   I   thought   only   people   get   dressed?   Why   do   we   dress   a   Torah   and   where   does   this   custom   originate? Torah   decorations,   ornaments   and   just   being   well   dressed   will   unfold   before   your   eyes   as   we   delve   into   this   ancient   tradition   that   transcend time. The   Making   of   a   Torah:    From   birth   to   marriage,   from   cow   to   Torah,   come   and   explore   this   ancient   and   fascinating   art   while   using   the   latest digital technology. The old and new come together to create a G-dly instrument. Jewish   Money   and   Spiritual   Credit:    Money   comes   and   Money   goes   but   can   we   keep   what   we   earn,   and   is   it   really   ours? Yes   there   is   a   way to have your cake and eat it! Find out in the Jewish way of “Money Permanent Management.” The   Torah,   Its   Relevance   in   Our   Days:    “But   we   live   in   the   modern   times”…   sounds   familiar?   This   statement   is   also   over   3000   years   old! And   furthermore,   how   can   a   3000   year   old   book   make   sense   of   our   year   2012?   But   then   again   is   it   really   only   another   “book”?   Come   and explore the hidden and reveled paths to finding guidance and meaning for our day and age. Health,   Kabala,   and   Hebrew   Letters:    How   can   we   make   sense   of   our   health?   Is   it   all   just   a   coincidence   with   no   one   to   blame?   Even   a   leaf does   not   fall   from   the   tree   without   a   divine   reason. The   Ba’al   Shem Tov   and   other   Jewish   mystic   masters   have   taught   the   connection   between our physical and spiritual existence and how they are connected through the Hebrew letters. Tzu Gezunt! What's   the   Meaning   of   Your   Name?    Shakespeare   said,   “What’s   in   a   name?”      When   creation   was   finished,   Man   was   instructed   to   give names   and   distinctiveness   to   all   the   animals.   When   a   child   is   born,   it   is   the   parents’   first   gift   –   a   name   that   becomes   an   identity.   Learn   how Jewish names are collections of stories, events, namesakes, actions and Jewish symbolism.  So what’s your name? Kosher   Magic:    Have   you   seen   a   real   Magician   your   whole   life   and   didn’t   notice   him?   You   can   (if   you   wish)   touch   the   infinite,   make   an   object appear out of nowhere, and (really) see nothingness... It’s Jewish Magic at it’s best & Kosher! Wow, this is a program not to miss!   Lettering   Our   Legacy;   Make Your   Mark:    Can   we   really   leave   an   everlasting   and   purposeful   mark   in   this   world. A   very   lofty   idea   with   down   to earth   realities. Are   all   marks   the   same   and   how   about   half   a   mark?   When   does   it   begin   and   does   it   ever   end?   Come   and   join   us   on   a   Journey not of self discovery but rather towards completing our goal and reason for existence. Adam,   Jacob,   Enron   and   You:    Do   you   know   what   the   last   story   of   the   Torah   is,   or   what   is   the   last   Mitzvah   (commandment)   of   the   Torah?     Learn   how   the   Torah   is   not   just   the   story   of   events   in   our   history,   but   how   the   Mitzvot   are   woven   into   that   storyline.   How   can   a   Mitzvah resonate with us in our minds, our hearts and deeds? A   Little   Scribble   Here;   A   Little   Scribble   There:    Why   are   there   laws   on   how   to   write   the   letters   of   the   Torah?   What   happens   if   one   letter   is wrong   in   a   Torah?   If   a   talented   artist   wants   to   write   a   Sefer   Torah,   is   it   permissible?      What   is   the   most   important   skill   needed   to   write   a   Torah scroll? Can YOU write a Torah? Tune   In,   Turn   On:    We   all   have   the   spark   –   we   just   have   to   give   it   more   fuel!   Explore   questions   pertaining   to   personal   spirituality   and holiness. How do we understand them perhaps differently from the rest of the world? Can I be ignited?