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Torah Restoration

In honor of the 65th anniversary of the Malverne Jewish Center, we are embarking on a project to restore one of our Torah scrolls. Writing a Torah is the final of the 613 mitzvot, derived from Deuteronomy 31:19 where God instructs Moses and Joshua: “Therefore, write down this poem and teach it to the people of Israel; put it in their mouths, in order that this poem may be my witness against the people of Israel.”

Neil Yerman, the sofer (scribe) who is restoring our Torah scroll will be with us in the Berger Room on Sunday, May 19 from 2 – 6 pm to explain and demonstrate the art of writing a Torah. You and your family will be able to hold the sofer’s hand as he writes a letter; perhaps a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

In order to give everyone wishing to physically participate on May 19 in fulfilling this mitzvah, we will be scheduling time slots for meeting with the sofer.

Suggested donations are listed below. If you have questions about this event itself,

please call (203-332-4428), email (
or leave a message at the synagogue (516-593-6364).

Returning this form with your donation will secure your time on May 19. Multiple dedications are accepted. Donations of $360 or more may be paid in installments.