All Because of One Letter Inspiring personal accounts of Torah scribing.
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SOFER ON SITE INTERNATIONAL
Torah         is         the         prized         inheritance        of         the         Jewish         people.         It         moves,        motivates,         and         unites         us         as         a        nation.         For      3,000         years         we         have        learned      to      live      our      lives      through     the          teachings,          guidance          and       message      of      Torah.      We   search      for     new        ways        to        bring        ourselves      closer      to      it.      At      Sofer      On      Site,      we     are      honored      to      provide      beautiful STa’M        of        the        highest        Halachic      standards,      while      bringing      Torah’s     timeless        messages        to        you,        and      inspire generations to come.
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Friday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Weekend Closed
Address: 991 North Miami Beach Blvd. N. Miami Beach, FL 33162 Phone: 305-770-3481 Fax: 305-770-4204 Toll-free: 1-877-HASOFER (427-6337) Email: info@soferonsite.com
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Kenneth Parker - Temple Shalom, Dallas TX It   was   a   beautiful   experience.      A   sharing   with   the   current   congregation   and   knowing   that   it   will   be   shared   with   many future generations of Temple Shalom. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Denise Mayoff - Temple Shalom, Dallas TX The   sofer   was   very   warm   and   welcoming.      He   explained   the   process   to   us,   making   the   whole   experience   seem   very personal   to   our   family.      I   do   not   remember   which   letter   we   wrote,   but   we   did   learn   the   meaning   of   the   letter   and   its symbolism. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Maury Marcus - Temple Shalom, Dallas TX I felt warm and happy, and part of something wonderful and larger. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Carol Margolis - Temple Shalom, Dallas TX Trying   to   get   a   busy   family   of   four   together   to   go   to Temple   is   not   an   easy   task   but   we   got   our   teenage   son   and   daughter to   join   us   to   scribe   a   letter   in   the Torah. The   experience   with   the   sofer   was   moving,   personal   and   memorable   for   all   of   us. It is truly an experience our family will treasure for a lifetime. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Gordon Cherry - Ceremony Chair - Temple Sholom Vancouver, BC We wrote: In Honor of our Family - Past Present and Future Since   that   time   our   beautiful   granddaughter   Ara   Elena   (Hinda   Leah)   was   born   and   she   is   the   future   along   with   other grandchildren and great grandchildren that will G-d willing be born. We were very inspired by Rabbi Druin's "drosh" on our letter and were in tears from the great spirit we felt. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Anne Andrew - Temple Sholom Vancouver, BC I   scribed   the   letter   hay   in   the   word   "vavohu"   -   chaos!   Making   order   out   of   chaos   is   a   common   theme   in   my   life,   so   the letter   seems   to   fit   very   well.   Hay   is   the   first   letter   of   my   maiden   surname   (Hulman)   and   I   particularly   like   that   it   is   part   of God's   name   and   the   letter   that   was   added   to   Sarah   and   Abraham's   names.   It   also   contains   within   it   the   letter   dalet, which is a personal favorite. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Arlene Needleman - Temple Beth Israel I   wrote   the   letter   Lamed.      L'lamade   means   to   learn.      I   have   been   teaching   B'nai   Mitzvah   students   for   35   years   in Broward county.  My daughter is a speeech Pathologist and for our family this was very significant. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Joshua Sherbin, Head Chair - Temple Shir Shalom, MI My   family   wrote   the   letter   hey   during   the   first   day   we   organized   for   temple   members   to   scribe.   We   learned   about   the   5 fingers,   sense   and   dimensions   represented   by   hey. As   the   project   chair   for   our   Torah   project,   the   impact   of   the   hey   had special   meaning   as   it   captured   the   multi-dimensional   impact   of   the   project   on   our   congregation   -   emotional,   intellectual and transcendent on the oneness of our congregation. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Rabbi Malcolm Cohen - Temple Sinai Las Vegas, NV I   wrote   the   letter   raysh   at   the   end   of   D'varim.   The   writing   took   place   at   the   end   of   the   dedication   ceremony   of   the   shul and   the   Torah.   Writing   the   raysh,   I   felt   great   responsibility   as   the   'rosh"   of   the   kehilah   for   helping   the   congregation   write our next chapter. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Bat-Sheva Slavin - Temple Beth Sholom, Roslyn Heights NY ...   and   finally   on   the   morning   of   the   Hachnast   Sefer   Hatorah,   My   husband   and   myself   where   RANDOMLY   honered   in inscribing   the   last   NUN   of   the   Torah,   (there   were   only   6   Letters   left   to   be   inscribed)   Unnknown   to   the   rest   of   the committee   my   midle   name   is   Nechama   and   every   one   knows   my   husbend   name   as   Nathan,   is   Hebrew   name   is Nachum. Down to the last minute just befor we marched the torah warped in the whimple into the sunctuary... till today It is M-Y torah and each and every indevidual who was involved in Mitzvah 613, feels that it is their special Torah... ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Rabbi Mark Levin - Congregation Beth Torah, KS Sofer   On   Site   has   wonderful   people   who   are   very   adept   at   Torah   Writing.   Hundreds   of   our   families   at   Beth   Torah   had   an uplifting   experience   in   writing   their   letter   in   the   Torah.   I   wholeheartedly   suggest   this   as   a   means    to    get    members    more   involved   in   Torah,   study   and   spirituality   issues. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Cantor Ofer Barnoy - Temple Beth Sholom of Roslyn My   family   and   I   wrote   a   "Vav"   and   were   delighted   to   learn   that   this   letter   is   the   connecting   "glue"   in   the   Hebrew language. Rabbi Druin's explanation was insightful and made the experience of writing emotional. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Caren Plotkin - Temple Shalom My   husband   and   I   wrote   the   letter   "shin".      This   was   incredibly   meaningful   to   us   since   it   is   the   first   letter   of   our   eldest daughter's   name,   Shelli,   who   lost   her   battle   against   brain   cancer   five   years   ago   at   age   26.      The   experience   touched   us deeply. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Barb English - Temple Beth El My   letter   was   the   aleph.   Rabbi   told   me   that   because   of   my   deep   involvement   with   our   temple,   as   Sisterhood   President, Board   member   etc   that   I   should   think   of   myself   as   "a   leader",   someone   who   get's   things   done   and   someone   who   stands up   for   what   they   believe.      It   was   a   bit   embarrassing   as   I,   among   many,   work   hard   for   our   synagogue   and   are   proud   to   be part of our temple family. Our   visit   with   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   so   does   every person.      Both   are   unique   and   significant   in   their   own   way.   We   all   felt   the   same   after   the   weekend   was   over.      It   was   an amazing, once in a lifetime  experience that none of us will ever forget. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Michael Rubner - Temple Shalom, Naples I   scribed   the   letters   Bet   and   Hey.      Together,   they   form   the   abbreviation   for   Baruch   Hashem,   G-d   be   blessed.      I   felt blessed as well! 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. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Rabbi Howard Sowalsky - Beth El Temple - West Hartford, CT Excellent! ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Henry Levy - Temple Judea of Manhasset My family jointly wrote the letter mem. My young grandchildren - ages 9&6 were mesmirized by the experience. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Brian Strauss - Beth Yeshurun A   terrific   experience.      The   scribes   were   engaging,   warm,   and   made   everyone's   experience   a   memorable   one.      I   was amazed by their attention to detail and accessibility. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Irwin Zeplowitz - The Community Synagogue - Port Washington, NY 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. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Jonathan   burstein   -   Temple Aliyah Sofer   on   site   made   our   torah   writing   experience   somthing   special,   the   Rabbi   had   somthing   special   to   say   to   each individual   writing   a   letter.   I   could   not   believe   the   passion   and   joy   which   they   injected   into   our   Torah....they   were   simply put...the BEST. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Frances DuMoulin - Temple Ahavat Shalom We   wrote   a   Mem   -   which   is   the   first   letter   in   both   my   father-in-laws   name   and   our   grandson.      Truly   generation   to generation. My   husband   and   I   chaired   the   Torah   Writing   committee   and   I   must   say   it   was   one   of   the   most   fulfilling   volunteer   jobs   we have ever done.  Rabbi   Druin   was   the   easiest   person   to   work   with.      He   put   up   with   all   our   mishagash   and   always   was   so   accommodating.     The   experience   he   gave   each   and   every   signer   was   so   inspiring.      Most   people   came   out   of   the   sanctuary   in   tears   at   the way   he   had   connected   to   each   and   everyone.      He   seems   to   have   a   special   sense   as   to   what   people   need   and   are looking for to make them feel fulfilled. Watching   him   with   our   children   was   so   amazing.      When   he   met   with   the   preschool,   I   was   told   they   only   can   really   pay attention   to   one   thing   for   20   minutes.     After   40   minutes   while   he   still   had   the   kids   enthralled   we   had   to   interupt   as   we   had people   waiting   to   write   in   the   torah.      The   experience   also   provided   me   a   chance   to   really   get   to   know   our   congregation as   I   spoke   with   everyone   who   signed   to   set   up   their   appointment   and   was   time   comsuming   it   was   also   so   rewarding   - not one person called to complain - everyone was so grateful for the opportunity to write a letter in the torah.  The   materials   and   suggestions   of   Sofer   on   Site   were   also   a   great   help   as   we   set   up   the   experience   that   our   congregants would   have.      We   thank   you   so   much   for   the   opportunity   to   work   with   you   and   would   be   glad   to   talk   with   anyone   who   is considering working with you to tell about our wonderful experience.
All Because of One Letter Inspiring personal accounts of Torah scribing.
CONTACT INFO
BUSINESS HOURS
SOFER ON SITE INTERNATIONAL
Torah         is         the         prized         inheritance         of         the         Jewish        people.         It         moves,         motivates,         and         unites         us         as        a         nation.         For      3,000         years         we         have         learned      to     live      our      lives      through      the      teachings,      guidance     and      message      of      Torah.      We   search      for      new      ways     to      bring      ourselves      closer      to      it.      At      Sofer      On      Site,     we      are      honored      to      provide      beautiful   STa’M      of      the     highest      Halachic      standards,      while      bringing      Torah’s     timeless          messages          to          you,          and          inspire generations to come.
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Friday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Weekend Closed
Address: 991 North Miami Beach Blvd. N. Miami Beach, FL 33162 Phone: 305-770-3481 Fax: 305-770-4204 Toll-free: 1-877-HASOFER (427-6337) Email: info@soferonsite.com
Have a story to share? Click here Scribing Testimonials
Kenneth Parker - Temple Shalom, Dallas TX It   was   a   beautiful   experience.      A   sharing   with   the   current congregation   and   knowing   that   it   will   be   shared   with   many future generations of Temple Shalom. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Denise Mayoff - Temple Shalom, Dallas TX The   sofer   was   very   warm   and   welcoming.      He   explained   the process    to    us,    making    the    whole    experience    seem    very personal   to   our   family.      I   do   not   remember   which   letter   we wrote,    but    we    did    learn    the    meaning    of    the    letter    and    its symbolism. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Maury Marcus - Temple Shalom, Dallas TX I   felt   warm   and   happy,   and   part   of   something   wonderful   and larger. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Carol Margolis - Temple Shalom, Dallas TX Trying   to   get   a   busy   family   of   four   together   to   go   to   Temple   is not   an   easy   task   but   we   got   our   teenage   son   and   daughter   to join   us   to   scribe   a   letter   in   the   Torah.   The   experience   with   the sofer   was   moving,   personal   and   memorable   for   all   of   us.   It   is truly an experience our family will treasure for a lifetime. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Gordon    Cherry    -    Ceremony    Chair    -    Temple    Sholom Vancouver, BC We wrote: In Honor of our Family - Past Present and Future Since   that   time   our   beautiful   granddaughter   Ara   Elena   (Hinda Leah)    was    born    and    she    is    the    future    along    with    other grandchildren   and   great   grandchildren   that   will   G-d   willing   be born. We   were   very   inspired   by   Rabbi   Druin's   "drosh"   on   our   letter and were in tears from the great spirit we felt. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Anne Andrew - Temple Sholom Vancouver, BC I   scribed   the   letter   hay   in   the   word   "vavohu"   -   chaos!   Making order   out   of   chaos   is   a   common   theme   in   my   life,   so   the   letter seems   to   fit   very   well.   Hay   is   the   first   letter   of   my   maiden surname   (Hulman)   and   I   particularly   like   that   it   is   part   of   God's name   and   the   letter   that   was   added   to   Sarah   and   Abraham's names.   It   also   contains   within   it   the   letter   dalet,   which   is   a personal favorite. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Arlene Needleman - Temple Beth Israel I   wrote   the   letter   Lamed.      L'lamade   means   to   learn.      I   have been   teaching   B'nai   Mitzvah   students   for   35   years   in   Broward county.      My   daughter   is   a   speeech   Pathologist   and   for   our family this was very significant. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Joshua Sherbin, Head Chair - Temple Shir Shalom, MI My    family    wrote    the    letter    hey    during    the    first    day    we organized   for   temple   members   to   scribe.   We   learned   about the   5   fingers,   sense   and   dimensions   represented   by   hey.   As the   project   chair   for   our   Torah   project,   the   impact   of   the   hey had    special    meaning    as    it    captured    the    multi-dimensional impact    of    the    project    on    our    congregation    -    emotional, intellectual     and     transcendent     on     the     oneness     of     our congregation. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Rabbi Malcolm Cohen - Temple Sinai Las Vegas, NV I   wrote   the   letter   raysh   at   the   end   of   D'varim.   The   writing   took place   at   the   end   of   the   dedication   ceremony   of   the   shul   and the   Torah.   Writing   the   raysh,   I   felt   great   responsibility   as   the 'rosh"   of   the   kehilah   for   helping   the   congregation   write   our next chapter. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Bat-Sheva   Slavin   -   Temple   Beth   Sholom,   Roslyn   Heights NY ...   and   finally   on   the   morning   of   the   Hachnast   Sefer   Hatorah, My    husband    and    myself    where    RANDOMLY    honered    in inscribing    the    last    NUN    of    the    Torah,    (there    were    only    6 Letters    left    to    be    inscribed)    Unnknown    to    the    rest    of    the committee   my   midle   name   is   Nechama   and   every   one   knows my   husbend   name   as   Nathan,   is   Hebrew   name   is   Nachum. Down   to   the   last   minute   just   befor   we   marched   the   torah warped in the whimple into the sunctuary... till today It    is    M-Y    torah    and    each    and    every    indevidual    who    was involved in Mitzvah 613, feels that it is their special Torah... ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Rabbi Mark Levin - Congregation Beth Torah, KS Sofer   On   Site   has   wonderful   people   who   are   very   adept   at Torah   Writing.   Hundreds   of   our   families   at   Beth   Torah   had   an uplifting    experience    in    writing    their    letter    in    the    Torah.    I wholeheartedly    suggest    this    as    a    means     to     get     members   more   involved   in   Torah,   study   and   spirituality   issues. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Cantor Ofer Barnoy - Temple Beth Sholom of Roslyn My   family   and   I   wrote   a   "Vav"   and   were   delighted   to   learn   that this   letter   is   the   connecting   "glue"   in   the   Hebrew   language. Rabbi    Druin's    explanation    was    insightful    and    made    the experience of writing emotional. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Caren Plotkin - Temple Shalom My   husband   and   I   wrote   the   letter   "shin".      This   was   incredibly meaningful    to    us    since    it    is    the    first    letter    of    our    eldest daughter's    name,    Shelli,    who    lost    her    battle    against    brain cancer   five   years   ago   at   age   26.      The   experience   touched   us deeply. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Barb English - Temple Beth El My   letter   was   the   aleph.   Rabbi   told   me   that   because   of   my deep   involvement   with   our   temple,   as   Sisterhood   President, Board   member   etc   that   I   should   think   of   myself   as   "a   leader", someone   who   get's   things   done   and   someone   who   stands   up for   what   they   believe.      It   was   a   bit   embarrassing   as   I,   among many,   work   hard   for   our   synagogue   and   are   proud   to   be   part of our temple family. Our    visit    with    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   so does   every   person.      Both   are   unique   and   significant   in   their own   way.   We   all   felt   the   same   after   the   weekend   was   over.      It was   an   amazing,   once   in   a   lifetime      experience   that   none   of us will ever forget. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Michael Rubner - Temple Shalom, Naples I   scribed   the   letters   Bet   and   Hey.      Together,   they   form   the abbreviation    for    Baruch    Hashem,    G-d    be    blessed.        I    felt blessed as well! 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. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Rabbi Howard Sowalsky -   Beth   El   Temple   -   West   Hartford, CT Excellent! ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Henry Levy - Temple Judea of Manhasset My     family     jointly     wrote     the     letter     mem.     My     young grandchildren - ages 9&6 were mesmirized by the experience. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Brian Strauss - Beth Yeshurun A   terrific   experience.      The   scribes   were   engaging,   warm,   and made    everyone's    experience    a    memorable    one.        I    was amazed by their attention to detail and accessibility. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Irwin    Zeplowitz    -    The    Community    Synagogue    -    Port Washington, NY 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. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Jonathan   burstein   -   Temple Aliyah Sofer   on   site   made   our   torah   writing   experience   somthing special,    the    Rabbi    had    somthing    special    to    say    to    each individual   writing   a   letter.   I   could   not   believe   the   passion   and joy    which    they    injected    into    our    Torah....they    were    simply put...the BEST. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Frances DuMoulin - Temple Ahavat Shalom We   wrote   a   Mem   -   which   is   the   first   letter   in   both   my   father-in- laws name and our grandson.  Truly generation to generation. My   husband   and   I   chaired   the   Torah   Writing   committee   and   I must   say   it   was   one   of   the   most   fulfilling   volunteer   jobs   we have ever done.  Rabbi   Druin   was   the   easiest   person   to   work   with.      He   put   up with   all   our   mishagash   and   always   was   so   accommodating.     The    experience    he    gave    each    and    every    signer    was    so inspiring.      Most   people   came   out   of   the   sanctuary   in   tears   at the   way   he   had   connected   to   each   and   everyone.      He   seems to   have   a   special   sense   as   to   what   people   need   and   are looking for to make them feel fulfilled. Watching   him   with   our   children   was   so   amazing.      When   he met   with   the   preschool,   I   was   told   they   only   can   really   pay attention   to   one   thing   for   20   minutes.      After   40   minutes   while he   still   had   the   kids   enthralled   we   had   to   interupt   as   we   had people   waiting   to   write   in   the   torah.      The   experience   also provided   me   a   chance   to   really   get   to   know   our   congregation as    I    spoke    with    everyone    who    signed    to    set    up    their appointment    and    was    time    comsuming    it    was    also    so rewarding   -   not   one   person   called   to   complain   -   everyone   was so grateful for the opportunity to write a letter in the torah.  The   materials   and   suggestions   of   Sofer   on   Site   were   also   a great   help   as   we   set   up   the   experience   that   our   congregants would   have.      We   thank   you   so   much   for   the   opportunity   to work   with   you   and   would   be   glad   to   talk   with   anyone   who   is considering    working    with    you    to    tell    about    our    wonderful experience.
All Because of One Letter Inspiring personal accounts of Torah scribing.
CONTACT INFO
BUSINESS HOURS
SOFER ON SITE INTERNATIONAL
Torah         is         the         prized         inheritance         of         the         Jewish         people.         It        moves,         motivates,         and         unites         us         as         a         nation.         For      3,000         years        we         have         learned      to      live      our      lives      through      the      teachings,      guidance     and      message      of      Torah.      We   search      for      new      ways      to      bring      ourselves     closer      to      it.      At      Sofer      On      Site,      we      are      honored      to      provide      beautiful STa’M      of      the      highest      Halachic      standards,      while      bringing      Torah’s     timeless  messages  to  you,  and  inspire generations to come.
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Friday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Weekend Closed
991 North Miami Beach Blvd. N. Miami Beach, FL 33162 Phone: 305-770-3481 Fax: 305-770-4204 Toll-free: 1-877-HASOFER (427-6337) Email: info@soferonsite.com
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Kenneth Parker - Temple Shalom, Dallas TX It    was    a    beautiful    experience.       A    sharing    with    the    current    congregation    and knowing that it will be shared with many future generations of Temple Shalom. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Denise Mayoff - Temple Shalom, Dallas TX The   sofer   was   very   warm   and   welcoming.      He   explained   the   process   to   us,   making the   whole   experience   seem   very   personal   to   our   family.      I   do   not   remember   which letter we wrote, but we did learn the meaning of the letter and its symbolism. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Maury Marcus - Temple Shalom, Dallas TX I felt warm and happy, and part of something wonderful and larger. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Carol Margolis - Temple Shalom, Dallas TX Trying   to   get   a   busy   family   of   four   together   to   go   to   Temple   is   not   an   easy   task   but we   got   our   teenage   son   and   daughter   to   join   us   to   scribe   a   letter   in   the   Torah.   The experience   with   the   sofer   was   moving,   personal   and   memorable   for   all   of   us.   It   is truly an experience our family will treasure for a lifetime. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Gordon Cherry - Ceremony Chair - Temple Sholom Vancouver, BC We wrote: In Honor of our Family - Past Present and Future Since   that   time   our   beautiful   granddaughter Ara   Elena   (Hinda   Leah)   was   born   and she   is   the   future   along   with   other   grandchildren   and   great   grandchildren   that   will   G- d willing be born. We   were   very   inspired   by   Rabbi   Druin's   "drosh"   on   our   letter   and   were   in   tears from the great spirit we felt. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Anne Andrew - Temple Sholom Vancouver, BC I   scribed   the   letter   hay   in   the   word   "vavohu"   -   chaos!   Making   order   out   of   chaos   is a   common   theme   in   my   life,   so   the   letter   seems   to   fit   very   well.   Hay   is   the   first letter   of   my   maiden   surname   (Hulman)   and   I   particularly   like   that   it   is   part   of   God's name   and   the   letter   that   was   added   to   Sarah   and   Abraham's   names.   It   also contains within it the letter dalet, which is a personal favorite. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Arlene Needleman - Temple Beth Israel I   wrote   the   letter   Lamed.      L'lamade   means   to   learn.      I   have   been   teaching   B'nai Mitzvah   students   for   35   years   in   Broward   county.      My   daughter   is   a   speeech Pathologist and for our family this was very significant. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Joshua Sherbin, Head Chair - Temple Shir Shalom, MI My    family    wrote    the    letter    hey    during    the    first    day    we    organized    for    temple members    to    scribe.    We    learned    about    the    5    fingers,    sense    and    dimensions represented   by   hey. As   the   project   chair   for   our Torah   project,   the   impact   of   the   hey had   special   meaning   as   it   captured   the   multi-dimensional   impact   of   the   project   on our   congregation   -   emotional,   intellectual   and   transcendent   on   the   oneness   of   our congregation. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Rabbi Malcolm Cohen - Temple Sinai Las Vegas, NV I   wrote   the   letter   raysh   at   the   end   of   D'varim.   The   writing   took   place   at   the   end   of the   dedication   ceremony   of   the   shul   and   the   Torah.   Writing   the   raysh,   I   felt   great responsibility   as   the   'rosh"   of   the   kehilah   for   helping   the   congregation   write   our next chapter. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Bat-Sheva Slavin - Temple Beth Sholom, Roslyn Heights NY ...   and   finally   on   the   morning   of   the   Hachnast   Sefer   Hatorah,   My   husband   and myself   where   RANDOMLY   honered   in   inscribing   the   last   NUN   of   the   Torah,   (there were   only   6   Letters   left   to   be   inscribed)   Unnknown   to   the   rest   of   the   committee   my midle   name   is   Nechama   and   every   one   knows   my   husbend   name   as   Nathan,   is Hebrew   name   is   Nachum.   Down   to   the   last   minute   just   befor   we   marched   the   torah warped in the whimple into the sunctuary... till today It   is   M-Y   torah   and   each   and   every   indevidual   who   was   involved   in   Mitzvah   613, feels that it is their special Torah... ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Rabbi Mark Levin - Congregation Beth Torah, KS Sofer    On    Site    has    wonderful    people    who    are    very    adept    at    Torah    Writing. Hundreds   of   our   families   at   Beth   Torah   had   an   uplifting   experience   in   writing   their letter   in   the   Torah.   I   wholeheartedly   suggest   this   as   a   means    to    get    members    more   involved   in   Torah,   study   and   spirituality   issues. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Cantor Ofer Barnoy - Temple Beth Sholom of Roslyn My   family   and   I   wrote   a   "Vav"   and   were   delighted   to   learn   that   this   letter   is   the connecting    "glue"    in    the    Hebrew    language.    Rabbi    Druin's    explanation    was insightful and made the experience of writing emotional. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Caren Plotkin - Temple Shalom My   husband   and   I   wrote   the   letter   "shin".      This   was   incredibly   meaningful   to   us since   it   is   the   first   letter   of   our   eldest   daughter's   name,   Shelli,   who   lost   her   battle against brain cancer five years ago at age 26.  The experience touched us deeply. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Barb English - Temple Beth El My   letter   was   the   aleph.   Rabbi   told   me   that   because   of   my   deep   involvement   with our   temple,   as   Sisterhood   President,   Board   member   etc   that   I   should   think   of myself   as   "a   leader",   someone   who   get's   things   done   and   someone   who   stands   up for   what   they   believe.      It   was   a   bit   embarrassing   as   I,   among   many,   work   hard   for our synagogue and are proud to be part of our temple family. Our    visit    with    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   so   does   every person.      Both   are   unique   and   significant   in   their   own   way.   We   all   felt   the   same   after the   weekend   was   over.      It   was   an   amazing,   once   in   a   lifetime      experience   that none of us will ever forget. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Michael Rubner - Temple Shalom, Naples I   scribed   the   letters   Bet   and   Hey.      Together,   they   form   the   abbreviation   for   Baruch Hashem, G-d be blessed.  I felt blessed as well! 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. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Rabbi Howard Sowalsky - Beth El Temple - West Hartford, CT Excellent! ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Henry Levy - Temple Judea of Manhasset My family jointly wrote the letter mem. My young grandchildren - ages 9&6 were mesmirized by the experience. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Brian Strauss - Beth Yeshurun A   terrific   experience.      The   scribes   were   engaging,   warm,   and   made   everyone's experience   a   memorable   one.      I   was   amazed   by   their   attention   to   detail   and accessibility. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Irwin Zeplowitz - The Community Synagogue - Port Washington, NY 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. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Jonathan   burstein   -   Temple Aliyah Sofer   on   site   made   our   torah   writing   experience   somthing   special,   the   Rabbi   had somthing   special   to   say   to   each   individual   writing   a   letter.   I   could   not   believe   the passion   and   joy   which   they   injected   into   our   Torah....they   were   simply   put...the BEST. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Frances DuMoulin - Temple Ahavat Shalom We   wrote   a   Mem   -   which   is   the   first   letter   in   both   my   father-in-laws   name   and   our grandson.  Truly generation to generation. My   husband   and   I   chaired   the   Torah   Writing   committee   and   I   must   say   it   was   one of the most fulfilling volunteer jobs we have ever done.  Rabbi    Druin    was    the    easiest    person    to    work    with.        He    put    up    with    all    our mishagash   and   always   was   so   accommodating.      The   experience   he   gave   each and   every   signer   was   so   inspiring.      Most   people   came   out   of   the   sanctuary   in   tears at   the   way   he   had   connected   to   each   and   everyone.      He   seems   to   have   a   special sense as to what people need and are looking for to make them feel fulfilled. Watching   him   with   our   children   was   so   amazing.      When   he   met   with   the   preschool, I   was   told   they   only   can   really   pay   attention   to   one   thing   for   20   minutes.      After   40 minutes   while   he   still   had   the   kids   enthralled   we   had   to   interupt   as   we   had   people waiting   to   write   in   the   torah.      The   experience   also   provided   me   a   chance   to   really get   to   know   our   congregation   as   I   spoke   with   everyone   who   signed   to   set   up   their appointment   and   was   time   comsuming   it   was   also   so   rewarding   -   not   one   person called   to   complain   -   everyone   was   so   grateful   for   the   opportunity   to   write   a   letter   in the torah.  The   materials   and   suggestions   of   Sofer   on   Site   were   also   a   great   help   as   we   set up   the   experience   that   our   congregants   would   have.      We   thank   you   so   much   for the   opportunity   to   work   with   you   and   would   be   glad   to   talk   with   anyone   who   is considering working with you to tell about our wonderful experience.
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