Jewish people are often called Am ha-Sefer, “The People of the Book”. This term emphasizes the importance of text in Judaism, with Torah being the most sacred of them all. The Torah scroll is the holiest and most valued object in Judaism. Writing a Torah scroll is a holy task that requires knowledge, dedication and a specific set of skills.
Temple Emanuel hosted a scribe, Rabbi Moshe Druin, who took them all on an amazing journey of rediscovering the beauty of their Torah scrolls. He spent time with Religious School students and parents offering a very informative yet engaging talk about the scrolls. Later that day, the synagogue’s faculty held a professional development program with Rabbi Druin.
This inspirational and truly elevating workshop not only gave the synagogue a rare opportunity to learn from one of the best professionals in the field, but also improved their knowledge and abilities as educators to make this topic alive and appealing to their students.