Temple Sinai is commissioning a new Torah scroll from Linda Coppleson. It will be the first Sefer Torah in the Western Pennsylvania region to be written by a Soferet, or female scribe—and one of only a few such Torahs in the world.
For those who missed Eric Lidji’s presentation at the recent Tikkun Leil Online event, Temple Sinai is hosting an online encore. It will place the Temple Sinai project is the context of regional Jewish history.
The project inspired the Rauh Jewish Archives to look into the history of Sefer Torah dedications throughout Western Pennsylvania. There have been more than 100 Torah scrolls commissioned by Jewish organizations in this region going back to 1860. The Torah projects reveals hidden patterns of Jewish migration, communal involvement, and spiritual practice in this community.
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History of Torahs in Western PA with Eric Lidji (via Zoom)
Wednesday, Jun. 24, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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