Torah Restorations Torah scrolls are precious, delicate and the center of our Jewish identity; they therefore deserve and require expert handling and ongoing care.Before actual restoration can proceed a full evaluation of the scroll should take place and a detailed estimate is prepared prior to beginning repairs. Please see information on our Torah Evaluation services.We - the Sofrim of Sofer On Site, perform all actual repairs on Sefer Torahs personally, from small corrections to full restorations. Whether on Site or at our workshop, we are experienced, trained and very meticulous in our restoration work.All Torah repair work is invoiced according to each scroll's individual evaluated quote, which is an estimate of how much time it should take to complete. Restoration time depends on the amount of damage and may take anywhere from a few hours to a few days or longer. At the end of our restoration, a written guarantee is provided on all work completed.When cleaning the parchment before proceeding to fix the scroll. When repairing broken and crumbling letters, we usually remove all the old ink before rewriting letters with new ink. Often we will go over the scroll a number of times to ensure the repair work is holding up and nothing has been over looked. The last stage of repairs is attending to the external condition of the scroll.Sofer On Site always warranties its work for problems revealed at the time of service. While we guarantee our work, only if a scroll is regularly rolled and maintained can we guarantee that the scroll will remain Kosher.When script accuracy is necessary, we offer to perform a computer examination of the scroll. Please see our Computer Torah Checkingservice.Please note: The status of a Torah does not change from Kosher to non-Kosher overnight. It is a slow process that progresses over time. A lack of usage and regular maintenance allows the deterioration to spiral until the damage is viewed and becomes prohibitively expensive to repair. As such, it is simple to understand that even after a scroll has been restored, it can be that there remains letters that have already begun to deteriorate yet have not been revealed. For this reason regular rolling and viewing the scroll will expose these unfolding problems and then they can be fixed in a timely fashion.
After restoration is complete and the scroll returned, we urge you to take the time to thoroughly go over the entire scroll to ensure the repairs are to your satisfaction. Please ask to see our Holy Rollers Torah Care program for more information about ongoing Torah upkeep.While it is possible to send your Torahs to our workshop for restoration, we have found that an advantage of doing on site restoration is a tremendous opportunity for interaction with the community. It’s not only the children’s eyes that light up in discovery and excitement, it’s everyone. We encourage the Rabbi and/or members of the Ritual Committee to observe the examination and restoration process. This facilitates learning about the present problems, the probable causes, and how to maintain them in the future. Other educational programming can also be arranged for during the visitIf you have any questions concerning our restoration methods and techniques, or should you have any specific requests, please do not hesitate to ask.We look forward to get better acquainted with your Torah.Always remember: A Torah regularly used is a healthy Torah!Call for more info or to schedule a visit