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R abbi Irwin Zeplowitz, Senior Rabbi - The Community Synagogue From   the   first   meeting   with   Rabbi   Druin   years   before   the   project   began   to   threading   the   parchment and   rolling   the   Torah   at   the   very   end   of   the   process,   I   was   moved   by   the   passion,   professionalism, compassion   and   caring   that   was   brought   to   the   writing   of   our   congregational   Torah   by   "Sofer   on Site."   It   was   a   joy   to   see   the   way   each   individual   and   every   family   who   wrote   a   letter   was   given   the time   to   learn   how   "their"   letter   had   relevance   for   them.   The   process   of   learning   was   never   rushed,   and   from   our   youngest   preschoolers   to   home bound seniors, "Sofer on Site" helped make the Torah a living part of their Jewish lives. In   addition   to   the   great   honor   of   sharing   with   the   other   clergy   at   the   synagogue   in   writing   the   first   and   final   letters,   I   joined   my   family   in   writing   the 'aleph'   in   the   word   'or'   -   the   'light'   created   by   the   Holy   One   at   the   beginning.   Our   family   was   inspired   by   the   light   of   Torah   learning   -   and   participating with so many hundreds of others in our community Torah. ════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════ Rabbi Elias Lieberman - Falmouth Jewish Congregation, MA I   wanted   to   let   you   know   how   pleased   we   were   with   Rabbi   Salazar’s   presentation   to   our community   this   morning.   He   was   informative,   personable   and   obviously   very   knowledgeable and we were delighted to have had him here. B’vracha, Pamela Rothstein, Director of Lifelong Learning - Falmouth Jewish Congregation, MA I   echo   Rabbi   Lieberman's   sentiments   about   Rabbi   Salazar's   excellent   presentation.   He   was   engaging,   inspired,   and   informative.   I   know   that   those present   --   a   good   sized   crowd   of   24   on   a   weekday   -   appreciated   his   holistic   teaching   about   the   art,   history,   and   craft   of   his   work   within   the   context   of Judaism and Torah. ════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════ Ra bbi Yaron Kapitulnik, Temple Judea, Palm Beach, FL Just a few months ago we have finished writing a new Torah for our Temple. Our   project   was   in   many   ways   unique   and   was   definitely   one   of   the   most   significant   processes   that ever took place in our temple since its establishment 33 years ago. As   we   started   planning   this   year,   we   immediately   discovered   the   amazing   and   dedicated   staff   at   “Sofer   on   Site”.   From   the   first   meeting   it   was   clear that   we   are   working   with   a   group   of   professionals   that   are   not   just   knowledgeable   and   eager   to   succeed   but   also   friendly,   open   minded   and passionate about their work. We   had   many   concerns   and   many   questions   in   the   first   stages,   and   when   ever   we   needed   direction   and   help   there   was   always   a   warm   voice   on   the other side of the phone with good advice. Although   we   did   not   follow   the   exact   plan   that   was   suggested   and   deviated   in   order   to   create   a   project   that   was   more   fit   for   our   congregation,   the staff at Sofer on Site were always accommodating and flexible. Rabbi   Levi   Selwyn,   “OUR   SOFER”   came   to   our   congregation   over   10   times.   In   each   and   every   visit   he   was   nothing   short   of   an   angel   sent   to   us!   He was   patient,   knowledgeable   and   gracious,   he   treated   all   people,   men,   woman,   children,   Jews   and   non-Jews   with   respect,   with   courtesy   and   for many, the meeting with him was the highlight of the entire experience. We   are   grateful   for   the   entire   staff   of   Sofer   on   site   and   their   incredible   support,   because   of   you   our   temple   is   now   stronger,   united   and   better educated. But mostly – inspired by the beauty and power of Torah. Rabbi Yaron Kapitulnik ════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════ Miriam Weinstein & Ruth Budelman, Richmond Torah Center, San Fransisco, CA Thanks so much! We   just   wanted   to   let   you   know   that   our   event   on   Sunday   was   tremendously   successful. During    the    program,    Rabbi    Selwyn    kept    the    kids    totally    involved.   And    he    managed    to connect,   in   a   very   personal   way,   with   every   group   that   wrote   a   letter.   We   have   had   the   most enthusiastic thanks from everyone who was there. Thanks, Rabbi Selwyn, for everything, including your advice about publicizing the event... ════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════ Ja cquie Serebrani-Kesner,  Temple Isaiah, Lexington, MA   Dear Rabbi Druin, Thank   you   for   sharing   your   wisdom   and   experience   with   the   children   at   Temple Isaiah.   The   opportunity   to   observe   and   engage   with   you   was   a   life-changing and   deeply   moving   experience   for   all   of   us. After   your   presentation   the   children and   I   gathered   to   further   discuss   your   process   and   share   reflections   about   your   soulful   connection   to   your   work.   On   Wednesday   each   child   was given   a   quill   (a   feather   from   my   furry   and   feathered   menagerie),   a   bubble   of   liquid   darkness,   and   a   sheet   of   clean   white   paper.   They   tried   to   steady their   hands   and   create   either   the   first   letter   in   their   Hebrew   name/s,   their   Hebrew   name   or,   their   English   first   name.   We   have   enclosed   these   cards as a small gesture of our appreciation to you. Thank   you   for   sharing   your   wisdom   and   inspiring   all   of   us   to   journey   from   within   the   liquid   darkness   into   to   the   depth   of   each   letter   that   emerges from the "bubble" of a "kiss". With gratitude, Jacquie Serebrani-Kesner & Dalet Students ════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════ Susan Freeman,  Temple Shalom, Naples, FL   Dear Rabbi Goldstein, I   want   you   to   know   how   much   we   appreciate   your   patience   and   willingness   to   experiment   with   different   options.   I   know we've been a pain in the neck asking to see countless variations on the theme, with both the brochure and the banner. Your   creative   input   and   technical   skills   have   truly   helped   us   reach   our   goals.   The   brochure   is   beautiful   and   everyone   is pleased!   Marc   and   I   -   and   the   whole   Marketing   Committee   -   have   enjoyed   working   with   you   and   look   forward   to   future projects as "Our Torah" progresses at Temple Shalom. A million thanks, ════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════ Daniel Kulak ofsky,  Beth El Temple, Hartford, CT   Dear   Rabbi   Druin   while   there   are   miles   to   go   I   just   wanted   to   take   a   minute   to   compliment   Rabbi   Goldstein.     Rabbi   Goldstein's   creativity   and   talent   have   already   helped   us   to   produce   some   terrific   materials.      Even   more important   however,   is   the   exceptional   customer   experience   Rabbi   Goldstein   is   providing.      We   will   soon   be   out from   behind   our   very   tight   initial   deadlines   but   without   Rabbi   Goldstein   making   himself   so   available   to   date   we would   not   be   where   we   are.     You   should   also   know   that   even   when   we   are   pushing   because   we   are   late   Rabbi Goldstein accommodates us with a smile. I truly appreciate the support we are getting from Rabbi Goldstein. ════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════ Jo el Elliot, Executive Director - Temple B'rith Kodesh, Rochester, NY Rochel, Thanks   for   your   call   and   thanks   for   asking   for   feedback   about   Rabbi   Salazar's   visit.   Our committee   co-chairperson,   Steven   Robbins,   reported   he   did   a   truly   wonderful   job   taking   all   of   the   Sunday   school   classes   through   short   sessions   on what   it   means   to   be   a   Sofer   and   the   elements   of   repairing   and   creating   a   Torah.   Rabbi   Salazar   was   wonderful   at   adjusting   his   lectures   to   the different   age   groups   and   emphasizing   different   aspects   of   the   challenge   of   becoming   a   Sofer   and   creating/restoring   a   Torah.   He   used   his   own experiences   and   very   good   reference   points   to   drive   home   how   demanding   it   is   to   write   for   4-6   hours   a   day   with   a   quill   and   how   the   process   is purposefully exacting as you create a holy scroll.   After   those   sessions,   he   rolled   up   his   sleeves   and   got   to   work   on   the   scroll   we'd   selected   for   attention.   He   completed   restoration   on   Genesis, Exodus   and   Leviticus   on   Sunday   afternoon   and   Monday,   and   completed   the   work   on Tuesday   morning.   In   addition,   he   talked   with   Doug   Gallant,   our own   passionate   "Torah   Restorah,"   and   carefully   reviewed   the   Pilsn   scroll   (on   loan   from   the   Westminster   Trust).   We   look   forward   to   the   detailed, updated report on that scroll. ════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════
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