All Because of One Letter Site Map
James Gottfurcht - Temple Israel - West Bloomfield, MI Emotional –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Irving Friedman - Temple Israel - West Bloomfield, MI A time in my life that will always glow in my heart. The day could not have been more perfect from start to end . A lasting thought. Just one letter!!!!!! –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Vickie  Kimler - Temple Israel - West Bloomfield, MI As   a   recently   converted   Jew,   this   experience   took   to   light   a   rare   opportunity   to   write   into,   let   alone   barely   even   read   the Torah,   in   the   language   of   its inception,   Hebrew. The   Sofer   explained   the   meaning   of   current   Parshah,   that   the   words   would   construct,   and   the   word   that   the   vav   would   build. The complexity yet tangibility that the Torah exudes makes it almost multidimensional with soul gripping and awakening or soothing meditations. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Margi and Harry Weinhaus - Temple Israel - West Bloomfield, MI Not   knowing   exactly   what   to   expect,   we   found   this   experience   to   be   deeply   meaningful.      It   gave   us   an   opportunity   to   be   part   of   the   history   of   this Torah and of our temple. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Carol Israel - Temple Israel - West Bloomfield, MI The   whole   experience   was   very   moving   and   enlightening.   I   have   done   this   before   but   this   experience   was   special   because   of   the   way   the educational stations were set up and the opportunity to participate further without pressure left us with a very warm feeling. Wrote the letter Shin, which is meaningful as it starts the word shalom. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Barbara Berger - Temple Israel - West Bloomfield, MI It   was   a   very   educational   and   meaningful   experience.   We   were   very   impressed   with   how   organized   the   entire   experience   was   and   what   a   wonderful learning   experience   it   was.   The   volunteer   that   was   our   guide   was   great   and   made   sure   we   went   to   all   the   necessary   stations.   The   Sofer   was wonderful and explained everything and was able to make it   very meaningful for us. It was an experience we will always remember. The      letter   we   wrote   was   a   "nun"   and   this   was   meaningful   because   it   is   the   letter   that   starts   the   word   neshuma   which   means   soul.   My   husband   and   I were dedicating our letter in memory of both sets of parents. The memory of their souls will be inscribed through the letter we wrote in the Torah. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Carolyn Normandin - Temple Israel - West Bloomfield, MI Remarkable.      Simply   remarkable.   I   wrote   a   Kauph.     The   scribe   talked   about   a   great   many   things,   but   one   thing   I   remember   is   about   using   my   mouth to speak well of others instead of tearing them down.  This was particularly meaningful becuase of things going on in my life.  LOVED it. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Fran White - Temple Israel - West Bloomfield, MI As usual, the experience Don Stein and I had was absolutely ""wonderful."" Temple Israel did a first class job of making everyone comfortable and teaching us information in an enjoyable way.  Thank you Temple Israel!" –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Gail Katz - Temple Israel - West Bloomfield, MI Very   meaningful.   We   enjoyed   listening   to   Rabbi   Salazar   talk   to   us   about   the Torah   passage   and   the   letter   we   were   able   to   fill   in.   I   especially   enjoyed thinking about my orthodox grandfather Aron Giinsberg (of blessed memory)  as I filled in the letter.  This would have meant so much to him. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Jeff Rubin - Temple Israel - West Bloomfield, MI A truly wonderful experience we shared with our kids, my parents, and my mother in law. It is fascinating to think we will be a part of history with the Torah being scribed that will be seen by generations from now until eternity. Thank you so very very much. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Shelley Meltzer - Temple Israel - West Bloomfield, MI Our   family   felt   honored   and   grateful   to   be   able   to   have   this   experience   together.      The   timing   comes   when   we   are   celebrating   beginnings   and endings   in   our   family.      Both   of   our   children   are   graduating   from   High   School   and   college   respectively   and   will   begin   their   next   chapters   in   their   life story. It   seems   wonderfully   significant   that   we   were   given   the   Hebrew   letter   "raysh",   whose   meaning   can   be   attributed   to   beginnings   and   endings.   Our "raysh"   fell   in   the   middle   of   the   Hebrew   word   "Yisrael"...   the   name   of   our   people   and   our   Temple   where   we   and   many   others   celebrate   and   honor personal beginnings, endings and everything in the middle! –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Donna Diem - Temple Israel - West Bloomfield, MI I really loved it. It was amazing. I learned so much that I did not know. Writing a letter was so worth the pleasure. Thank you for letting me do it. I   wrote   the   letter   yud   in   Yitchack.   My   sons   hebrew   name   is   Yitchak   and   I   was   hoping   to   get   a   letter   in   his   name   or   my   other   ones   who   is   Chaim.   It meant the world to get the first letter in my son's hebrew name. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Stefanie Steinberg - Temple Israel - West Bloomfield, MI We   really   enjoyed   our   experience.   My   9   year   old   son   and   I   learned   I   learned   a   lot   of   interesting   things   things   along   our   path   of   this   experience.   This was   one   of   the   most   amazing   things   I   learned.   I   had   gone   through   hebrew   school,   had   a   Bas   Mitvah,   confirmation   and   graduated   from   religious school and did not realize that each letter had a meaning. We had the  Quf, a Nd it was very meaningful to me since I sometimes struggle to consistantly connect to god and it is a great reminder to my son. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Lynn Wiener - Temple Judea - Coral Gables, Florida Rabbi   Selwyn   was   a   delight.   he   welcomed   us,   showed   us   and   taught   us   about   "our"   Hebrew   letter,   aleph,   in   an   insightful   and   engaging   manner.   he truly included us in the process and made it extraordinarily special and incredibly memorable. we wished we had taped our conversation! Our   letter   was   aleph,   the   1st   letter   of   the   alphabet   with   a   meaning   of   oneness   and   unity.   this   was   our   1st   time   writing   in   the   torah   and   we   did   this together as a family. we learned aleph is connected to many words in the torah and is actually a vov connected by two yodhs. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Jodi Miranda - Temple Judea - Coral Gables, Florida We   decided   to   participate   in   the   sofer   experience   as   a   way   to   commemorate   our   daughter's   preschool   graduation   from   the   Margaux   Early   Childhood School   at   Temple   Judea.   It   way   exceeded   my   expectations   and   I   felt   the   letter   that   the   Rabbi   chose   for   us   couldn't   have   been   more   perfect.   He engaged my daughter in conversation and really got her excited about the mitzvah of restoring the Torah. The   letter   chosen   for   us   by   the   Rabbi   was   "mem",   the   only   letter   the   begins   and   ends   the   same.   The   Rabbi   asked   my   daughter   what   words   might start   with   "mem"   and   she   chose   Mitzvah.   She   had   chosen   for   her   5th   birthday   to   collect   donations   for   JAFCO   instead   of   receiving   gifts   for   herself,   as a   mitzvah   so   this   was   a   great   letter   for   her.   He   spoke   about   how   the   letter   "mem",   with   it   beginning   and   ending   the   same   showed   us   that   we   too need to be the same, inside and out in what we believe, say and show the world. It was truly a wonderful experience to be a part of. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Paula Menuck - Temple Israel - West Bloomfield, MI This   experience   made   us   feel   like   we   were   part   of   history.   We   thought   it   was   well   put   together   and   a   real   learning   experience.   We   were   very impressed by the whole thing and glad we were able to be a part of it. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
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