Torah Restoration Event

Sunday, June 4, 2017 • 10 Sivan 5777

9:30 AM - 1:00 PMBCRC

On June 4th during Sunday school hours, we will celebrate the latest BCRC Torah Restoration Project.  Rabbi Ayson Englander will visit us from Baltimore to share his knowledge as scribe as well as his recent assessment of two of our Torah scrolls.  Come and learn about the art, craft, and history of sofrut.

In addition, for those who sign up early you will get an opportunity to participate in a hands-on letter inscribing session involving our smaller Holocaust Era Torah.  The event starts at 9:30 am in the sanctuary with a half-hour presentation from Rabbi Englander to be followed by letter inscribing sessions in the Library.  The 20 minute inscribing sessions are limited to small groups of ten participants (10 years and older) for a personalized experience that will enhance our scroll’s symbolic connection from generation-to-generation.  

Please sign up below in advance for one of the four inscribing sessions or for an 11 am session in the Library to see Rabbi Englander give a demonstration on parchment panel stitching.  You may also take this opportunity to support our BCRC Torah Restoration Celebration and the ongoing upkeep of our Torahs through donations toward the event.

 

Torah Restoration Celebration: Schedule of Events

9:00-9:30 Oneg Area:
Coffee, bagels, pastry, fruit
9:30-10:00Sanctuary: short presentation on Torah assesment and description of Sofer craft; short demo on calligraphy; Q&A
10:00-10:10 Transition
10:10-10:50 Library: 2 x 20 minute sessions, 10 participants each session for letter inscribing in small Holocaust Torah
10:50-11:10 Oneg Area: 20 minute break: Mingle, Nosh, Q&A with Rabbi Englander
11:10-11:30 Library: 20 minute session on panel stitching; signup limited to 15 people
11:30-11:40 Transition
11:40-12:00 Library: 1 x 20 minute session, 10 participants each session for letter inscribing in small Holocaust Torah
12:00-12:30 Library: Demo on making Tefillin & Mezuzo for Chai-school class
12:30-12:40 Transition
12:40-1:00 Library: 1 x 20 minute session, 10 participants each session for letter inscribing in small Holocaust Torah

Rabbi Englander, the sofer, will be visiting the morning of June 4. You may sign up here for a 20 minute session to learn about and help with inscribing letters in the small Holocaust torah. Sessions will be in the library and are limited to 10 participants each. Please register below. To register additional family members, please re-open the form and enter each member separately.  Note the 11:05 session is a parchment panel stitching demonstration.

 

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