FOLSOM — The Torah, also known as The Old Testament/Five Books of Moses, is the most precious article in Jewish life. For the last five years, Chabad Community Center – Folsom has used torahs generously lent to it to conduct services. But on Nov. 18 that will begin to change. On that day Rabbi Yitzchok Raskin, an internationally renown scribe, will be on-hand to start writing a torah just for them.
The Torah Writing & Inaugural Ceremony will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday at The Chabad Jewish Community Center – Folsom, 302 South Lexington Drive, Suite B. This promises to be a genuinely historic celebration and the public is invited to take part in it.
The educational program will include a hands-on demonstration of how a Torah scroll is crafted, the materials used, and the applicable techniques. Additional educational opportunities and interactive lessons — for children and adults — are scheduled. Visit www.torahproject.info for details
Participants will be able to try their hand at writing with a feather-pen on parchment. Those interested can donate a letter, verse, or portion in honor of a loved one. This is an ancient practice and it is said that anyone who writes even a single letter in a single word is considered to have written the Torah in its entirety. Writing a torah is the final 613th commandment.
For more information contact Rabbi Yossi Grossbaum at (916) 878-8836 or [email protected]