Torah Donation Form

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.”

Our sofer (scribe), Neil Yerman, will be present in the Berger Room on Sunday, May 19, 2019 from 2 to 6 pm to explain and demonstrate the art of writing a Torah. We hope you and your family and friends will be able to be present to hold the sofer’s hand as he writes a letter ― perhaps a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! Even if you cannot be with us, your dedications and donations (see form below) will be included in a digital Book of Life. A printed version will be available, at cost, for those who wish to have one.

In order to give everyone the opportunity to physically participate on May 19 in fulfilling this mitzvah, we will be scheduling time slots (2-4 pm and 4-6 pm) for meeting with the sofer.

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

We hope you will consider this opportunity to honor your family and join us to celebrate this special milestone in the congregation’s life in such a special way. If you have questions about this event itself, please call (203) 332-4428, email or leave a message at the Synagogue office (516) 593-6364.

Where appropriate, indicate your choice(s) with the # of donations. You will receive an invoice from the Synagogue office.