Every member of Beth El is welcome and encouraged to assist in writing our new Torah, regardless of your ability to donate to the project. Don’t miss this opportunity to fulfill the 613th mitzvah of writing a letter in the Torah, which our congregation will use for generations to come.
Click HERE to sign for up for Torah writing!
Click HERE to donate to Mitzvah613! (optional)
Step One: Sign-up to Write a Letter
There is no financial requirement necessary to write a letter in the Torah. Our Sofer (scribe) is coming monthly through May 2023. Dates are going fast so please sign-up soon.
Step Two: Determine Your Dedication (optional)
Choose one of the dedication opportunities listed under your giving level at the bottom of this page. Dedicate a single letter at $6.13, or choose something more personal, like your B’nai Mitzvah portion, a special verse, or even the High Holiday Torah cover, depending upon your level. Once you find your dedication, please write it down, as you will need to enter it on the pledge card. If you need help choosing a dedication, leave the space blank. Our volunteers will be happy to assist you the day you are scheduled to scribe your letter. You are also welcome to contact Judy Berkeley, at firstname.lastname@example.org, at the synagogue, for help in choosing the dedication. You may take up to five years to pay your pledge.
The following are the honors you will receive as a Visionary of the Torah:
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The following are the honors you will receive as a L’Dor Va’Dor Supporter:
Proceeds from Mitzvah 613 will be used to fund the new Torah, help grow our Ritual Fund, and completely renovate and enhance our Education Wing. This will ensure that Beth El remains a thriving center of worship and community of lifelong learners for years to come.
Education Wing Capital Improvements
We will soon share our plans to completely renovate our Education Wing. Our plan is to modernize and better secure the school’s entryway and remodel all classrooms, hallways, offices, and bathrooms. Each classroom will receive state-of-the-art technology including Smart Boards, computers, video conferencing and new furniture to enhance group learning and participation. Our goal is to ensure that our education wing remains an appealing and attractive place for children and adult learners of all ages and for generations to come.
The Ritual Fund will be used for Torah refurbishments and maintenance, as well as the purchase of various ritual items which are meaningful to the congregation. This includes items such as Siddurim, upgraded Yahrzeit boards, an Omer counter and page number boards for the Sager Beit Midrash.