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R abbi Karen Allen - Congregation Beth Sholom - Leesburg, Florida Dear Rabbi Bialo -- Thank   you   so   much   for   your   thoughtfulness   in   sending   us   this   entree   to   the   beautiful   and   meaningful events in London. Like   so   many   others,   I   have   been   filled   with   awe   and   tears   at   viewing   the   videos   and   photos,   and   hearing   the   words   of   the   participants.      I   am delighted   that   you   were   able   to   be   there.      It   is   a   well-deserved   honor,   as   you   and   your   wonderful   staff   at   Sofer   on   Site   have   done   so   much   to   bring Torah to so many, certainly including our congregation. I   am   sharing   your   email   with   Linda   Bork   and   Marsha   Stemerman,   our   Congregation   Beth   Sholom   president   and   past   president   who   were   so instrumental   in   bringing   our   magnificent   Torah   to   us,   through   you.      Every   time   we   open   the Ark,   we   are   overcome   with   emotion,   just   as   we   were   on that   first   day   we   brought   our   Torah   into   the   sanctuary   with   ceremony   and   celebration.      That   feeling   never   diminishes,   nor   does   our   gratitude   to   you for making it possible. We   want   you   to   know,   very   personally,   how   much   we   appreciate   your   continuing   presence   in   our   lives.      We   think   and   speak   of   you   often,   always with a smile and a prayer for your continued good health and success.  With love and blessings -Rabbi Allen ════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════ Nancy   P ryzant   Picus   -   The   Shlenker   School   of   Congregation   Beth   Israel, Houston, TX As   the   Director   of   Jewish   Learning   for   a   large   Reform   Day   School   with   an   early childhood   program,   I   was   concerned   about   how   one   person   could   relate   so   well   to children   ranging   in   age   from   four   to   eleven   years   old.   My   concerns   were   completely ungrounded,   however,   as   Rabbi   Salazar   is   not   only   a   world-class   scribe;   he   is   also an   incredible   teacher.   His   sense   of   humor   engaged   the   students   immediately,   and   his   ability   to   convey   complex   ideas   into   age-appropriate   language was   clear   as   he   spoke   to   the   students.   His   group   presentations   were   fun,   informative,   and   meaningful.   Our   students--and   their   teachers--are   so much richer for the time they spent with him. ════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════ Daniel Kulak ofsky,  Beth El Temple, Hartford, CT   Our   Torah   experience   was   enriched   at   every   turn   by   the   wonderful,   knowledgeable   people   at   Sofer   On   Site. Services   such   as   project   planning,   idea   generation   and   design   were   always   available   and   done   professionally. But   the   real   beauty   of   Sofer   On   Site   was   clear   at   every   program   and   lettering   event   we   held.   The   time   spent   with every   member   of   our   congregation,   the   engagement   and   the   personal   connections   that   were   made,   particularly when   our   community   was   lettering   the   Torah,   were   remarkable.   Literally   hundreds   of   people   told   stories   of   how the    Sofrim    connected    in    a    magical    way    under    the    Chupah.    Many    members    were    moved    to    tears    by    the experience   while   almost   everyone   was   surprised   by   how   moved   they   were   scribing   their   letters.   Clearly   we   have Sofer On Site to thank for guiding us and helping to create such a wonderful experience. ════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════ Rabbi Howard Sowalsky (Ritual & Executive Director) & Judith Rosen thal - Torah Project Co-Chair Beth El Temple, Hartford, CT   Sofer   On   Site   provided   incredible   leadership   and   guidance   with   great   passion   and   teaching   with   regard   to   our Torah    Experience    at    Beth    El    Temple    in    West    Hartford,    CT.    Our    scribes,    Rabbis    Selwyn    and    Druin    were unparalleled   in   imparting   their   knowledge   and   resourcefulness.   They   connected   and   touched   everyone   with whom they came in contact. Rabbi   Goldstein   is   an   IT   whiz   and   has   patience   beyond   description.   The   Torah   Experience   with   Sofer   on   Site   is   a lifetime achievement and sacred Jewish experience I will cherish forever. Most of all, I will treasure the friendships with Rabbis Selwyn, Druin and Goldstein. ════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════ Michael Rubner  - Temple Shalom, Naples, FL. I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to work with Rabbi Selwyn during each of his visits to our Temple. Scribing two Torah letters with his guidance was a once in a lifetime experience that I will always cherish. I scribed the letters Bet and Hey. Together, they form the abbreviation for Baruch Hashem, G-d be blessed. I felt blessed as well! ════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════ Rabbi Arik  Labowitz  - Berkeley, CA Dear   Moshe,   I   wanted   to   thank   you   again   for   coming   to   my   home   and   doing   such   an   amazing   job   teaching   and   taking   care   of   this Torah.   Everyone   that   attended   the   workshop   could   not   offer   enough   praise   for   your   depth   of   knowledge   and   your   ability   to   connect with   your   audience.   You   have   a   rare   gift   and   I'm   so   glad   that   you   were   able   to   share   it   with   us.   Perhaps   we   can   make   this   an annual   event.   In   the   meantime   please   let   me   know   when   you'll   be   back   in   the   bay   area.   Blessings   to   you   and   your   family   for   a sweet and rejuvenating Shabbat, Arik ════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════ Lauren Resni koff Temple Judea of Manhasset I   worked   with   Sofer   On   Site   to   design   the   closing   ceremony.   Sofer   On   Site   offered   a   number   of   creative   ideas and   resources   for   a   meaningful   ceremony.   Through   discussions   with   Sofer   On   Site,   we   were   able   to   customize   a moving celebration in which our scroll was wed to our congregation. Helen Weinstein  - Temple Judea of Manhasset As   one   of   the   marketing   co-chairs,   I   had   extensive   contact   with   Rabbi   Goldstein.   I   found   him   to   be   very   helpful, giving   us   prompt   attention.   He   was   able   to   guide   us   through   the   process,   helping   us   with   everything   from   the initial   marketing   brochure   to   the   final   Closing   Ceremony.   His   breadth   and   depth   of   knowledge   made   our   project   a success. ═══════════════════════════════════════════════════════════ Samantha Ha mmontree  - Project Chair Head - Congregation Beth Torah, KS Congregation   Beth   Torah   in   2013   celebrated   our   25th   Anniversary.      This   joyous   occasion   was   celebrated in   conjunction   with   launching   our   Torah   project   through   Sofer   on   Site!      Within   just   days   of   taking   on   this project, our founding Rabbi announced his retirement. As   the   Chairperson   for   the   25th   Anniversary   and   the   Torah   Writing   Experience,   we   established   a   goal   of hoping   to   raise   $500,000.      It   was   crucial   that   we   had   a   well   polished   and   strategic   approach   to   our marketing   campaign.     As   President   of   my   company,   my   time   is   limited.      These   two   giant   projects   wouldn’t be   without   great   leadership   and   I   knew   it   would   take   an   incredible   volunteer   steering   committee   as   well   as partnership   with   Sofer   on   Site.      I   definitely   understood   the   significance   marketing   would   play   when developing   a   successful   campaign.      I   was   somewhat   hesitant   on   relying   on   Sofer   On   Site   as   a   source   for   our   marketing   and   publicity   materials because we had an internal communications and graphic designer on staff at Beth Torah.  However,   it   didn’t   take   long   for   me   to   realize   the   talent   of   Shmuel   Goldstein,   my   day-to-day   point   of   contact.      Shmuel’s   professionalism   and collaboration   skills   have   been   invaluable      It   is   rare   that   you   find   someone   who   has   both   the   creative   ability,   copywriting   skills   and   technical   side   as well.   This   combination   helps   us   get   things   done   quickly.      He   has   always   made   himself   available,   which   fits   great   with   my   hectic   and   very   busy schedule.      He   is   personable,   extremely   patient,   friendly   and   easy   to   work   with.      His   ability   to   rapidly   put   our   thoughts   and   ideas   onto   paper   is   really amazing   and   creates   great   efficiencies   so   I   can   devote   my   time   elsewhere.      There   is   no   doubt   that   in   the   course   of   working   with   him   on   our   project, we’ve not only gained a great resource and talent, but a friend as well. Sincerely, Samantha ════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════ John Kohn - Vice President - Mickve Israel, Savannah, GA Rabbi,   I   just   wanted   to   take   a   moment   to   tell   you   how   much   Rabbi   Salazar's   visit   to   our   Temple   was   appreciated.      He, like other people at Sofer-on-Site, shares and exudes his love for Torah.  It is contagious. Many   people   took   the   time   to   let   me   know   how   meaningful   it   became   to   scribe   a   letter   in   the   new Torah   we   are   getting.     Before   the   event,   most   of   the   signers   were      not   sure   what   they   would   get   from   the   experience.      Afterwards   many gushed   about   what   they   received.      This   is   a   tribute   to   Torah   and   to   Rabbi   Salazar   who   is   able   to   relate   so   well   with each person and make the moment special & educational. My   wife   was   one   of   the   students   in   the   Holy   Rollers   class.      When   she   got   home   at   10   PM,   she   spent   the   next   30 minutes telling me all about it.  She was all excited about being involved.  As   it   turns   out   one   of   the      local   TV   stations   (WJCL,   the   NBC   affiliate)   came   by   and   did   a   short   story   about   our   new Torah.      One   of   our   congregant   families   was   shown   and   Rabbi   Salazar   was   interviewed.   We   could   not   have   asked   for more.  Thank you to all that are involved with us. ════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════ Ra bbi Marcy Delbick & Barb English Temple Beth El Salinas, CA Our   visit   with   the   Sofer   on   Site   was   both   educational   and   inspirational.      As   we   participated   in   writing   the   Torah,   Rabbi   Druin connected   each   person   to   his   or   her   letter,   demonstrating   that   just   as   every   letter   of   the   Torah   matters   and   is   unique   and significant   so   is   each   person   taking   part   in   writing   it.      It   was   a   once   in   a   lifetime   experience   for   us   and   a   weekend   we   will   never forget.   We   also   want   to   thank   Rabbi   Shmuel   Goldstein   for   all   his   time,   patience   and   wondrous   knowledge   of   the   computer.      His graphic design helped created a beautiful certificate for our members, one in which we will cherish forever. It   has   been   a   pleasure   to   work   with   such   an   efficient   staff   as   Sofer   on   Site   and   we   hope   to   be   able   to   work   with   them   again   in the future. ════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════ Sa ndy Cri le - Temple Beit HaYam Stuart, FL Thank   you   for   all   your   assistance   with   our   Torah   restoration   day.      Rabbi   Selwyn   was   WONDERFUL!!!      He   was   great   with the   kids   as   well   as   the   adults.      Everyone   came   away   so   appreciative   of   the   attention   he   gave   them   and   with   his   knowledge of Torah restoration and the magic of letters.  He also has a wonderful sense of humor.  Shalom, Sandy Crile Beth Pennamacoor - Religious School Director, Temple Beit HaYam Stuart, FL Rabbi Selwyn was awesome with the kids.  They all loved the presentation, the whole Family Ed Day and the experience. ════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════
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