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Our Torah Journey

Update as of March 17, 2020: Keeping the health and well-being of our entire community in mind, our March 31 Torah scribing opportunities and dinner with the sofer have been postponed. We appreciate your patience as we work on scheduling an alternate date.


Watch our one-minute movie for Our Torah Journey!


Temple Beth Shalom owns three beloved Torah scrolls, and they have shared many simchas, prayerful services, and holy journeys with us through the years. With this love and use, all three Torahs are now in need of cleaning and restoration. Some repairs are minor, such as cracked letters, while other repairs are more significant, like fading or discolored letters, flaking ink, and torn stitching.

On February 9, the temple launched this holy work by hosting soferim (scribes) to repair our Torahs. Be a part of this joyful experience by participating in any (or all!) of the remaining sofer-led experiences. 

Spread across three days (Feb. 9, March 31, and May 3), there are opportunities for everyone of all ages and life stages. Join us for one or both of our fundraising opportunities (a personal scribing session, and an educational dinner with the sofer); and/or our events that are free and open to all, including sofer-led educational workshops, a joyful opening celebration to welcome the soferim into our congregation, and a closing celebration to welcome our Torahs back into our arms.


Torah restoration takes considerable time, energy, and sofer expertise. To support that, there are two meaningful fundraising opportunities to ensure that Temple Beth Shalom can continue to come together in Torah: a personal scribing experience and our educational dinner with the sofer. Spots are limited, so reserve yours today using the button below.

A big thank you to congregant volunteers Madeleine Tilin Photography and David Finkel Photography for their generous time and talents documenting our families scribing with the sofer.


The Torah is the center of who we are as a community…be a part of this joyful, holy and timeless fundraiser.


Watch Rabbi Cohen's message about our Torah restoration.

Questions? Check out Our Torah Journey Fundraiser: Questions and Answers.


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