Torah Factory

The extraordinary complex process of creating a Torah, including its wooden, metal and cloth ornaments, are highlighted. Participants:

Gain an appreciation of the skills required for this intricate task; View a video and samples illustrating the process of making a Torah scroll, starting with the raw hide, through the tanning and sanding, until the parchment is finished; Write their Hebrew name with a goose quill, in the script used by the sofer, on a piece of finished parchment which they take home. Each participant receives a souvenir scribe's kit.

This program may be adapted for a Torah-writing ceremony (starting or completing).



DATES: Year Round*
AGES: 4+ DURATION: 60 minutes
COST: $2.00 per participant

* This program may be adapted for a Torah writing ceremony (beginning or completing)