As It is Written - Beth Israel's Torah Dedication

posted Dec 4, 2015, 7:39 AM by WebAdmin Beth Israel   [ updated Mar 7, 2016, 8:55 AM by BI Programs ]

February 19, 20, and 21, 2016.

As It Is Written is a once in a lifetime opportunity to join together as a congregation to fulfill the 613th commandment, to write a Torah scroll.

Our Torah is the very heart of Judaism.  Ever since we became a people, our Torah has been an immeasurable source of spiritual strength, connecting us to each other and to God. 

The 613th mitzvah of the Torah is the obligation for every Jew. In the words of the verse: "And now, write for yourselves this song, and teach it to the Children of Israel. Place it into their mouths, in order that this song will be for Me as a witness for the children of Israel." (Deut. 31:19)

Congregation Beth Israel has been blessed to receive a generous gift of a new Sefer Torah with the opportunity for our members to complete it by scribing the last 100 letters.  Under the guidance of sofer (scribe), Rabbi Moshe Druin, of Florida, families will participate in scribing and other exciting and enriching activities for all ages, over the course of three days in February. 

Scribing will take place on February 19, 20, and 21, 2016

As there are only 100 opportunities to scribe the final letters, families will enter a lottery to be selected. 

Please join us for three special events!

The weekend of February 19 - 21, Congregation Beth Israel will be completing its new Sefer Torah.  Individuals and families will be scribing the last 100 letters.

Everyone - scribing or not - is invited to join us on Sunday February 21, 6:30 p.m. at the BI, for a special event to conclude the scribing project.
Witness the scribing of the last 3 letters and come to celebrate!

Click here for more information, and to register for the Shabbat Dinner on February 26th or RSVP for the Kiddish Lunch on February 27th.

Dedication Ceremony Registration