We are excited to announce that a brand new Torah is being written for our community. A scribe in Israel has been appointed to begin writing a Torah scroll that will be housed and used in the Chabad Jewish Center.
The Torah is the holiest and most precious gift ever given to the Jewish nation. For thousands of years, the Jewish people have studied the Torah, cherished its laws and lived by its timeless teachings. “It is a Tree of Life to those who hold fast to it”, and in times of need, our prayers and blessings are offered in the presence of our Torah.
Tradition teaches that the letters in the Torah scroll are symbolic of the unity of the Jewish people; if just one of the many thousands of letters in the Torah is missing, the entire scroll is unfit for use. Similarly, notwithstanding the many differences that exist amongst us, every Jew is equally important for the wholeness of the Jewish people.
The very last Mitzvah (precept) in the Torah, is to write for yourself a Torah scroll. Each one of us can collectively fulfill this Mitzvah by becoming a partner in our community Torah. You can
participate through endowing a word, verse, chapter or portion for yourself or in honor of family members and friends. With the gracious support of the James Roy Foster Foundation and Jacob and Briana Gamble, the Chabad Jewish Center has undertaken this monumental Mitzvah in memory of Joan Foster Twigg and dedicated to the entire Jewish community.
Join us in writing history as our Torah becomes a link in the long chain reaching back to Sinai and forward into the 21st century!
Book - $5,400
Dedicate one complete book of the Five Books of the Torah.
Weekly Torah Portion - $1,000
Dedicate a Shabbat Torah portion to mark a Bar/Bat Mitzvah or any other
Chapter - $540
Dedicate one chapter that has special meaning to you or a loved one.
Column - $180
Endow a column for yourself and each of your loved ones.
Verse - $54
Endow a verse that has special meaning to you or a loved one.
Word - $18
Endow a word that has special meaning to you or a loved one.
Letter - $1
Endow a letter for yourself and each of your loved ones.
The Torah will, G-d willing, be complete within a year. All contributions can be
paid over the course of the year.
Rabbi Greenberg is available to discuss with you the spiritual significance of
the various opportunities.
Dedications will be honored with a certificate of inclusion in the Torah writing.
All dedications of $1000 or higher will be honored on the Torah cover.