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Scribal Artist-In-Residence Weekend
Neil Yerman is a sofer — a person who writes and restores Torah scrolls. The Hebrew word sofer means “scribe."
Sofer Yerman will be our Scribal Artist-in-Residence on October 31 - November 2. A full weekend of events and programs has been planned surrounding his visit.
The Sofer brings to our community a wonderful blend of expertise, insight, and affability. We look forward to welcoming Neil and his wife, Rabbi Jo David, and to having the benefit of Neil’s analysis of our scrolls as well as learning from him.
Our Torah scrolls will be given new life. In the process, we, too, will be renewed; and our community will come to know us and our heritage better. See article in the Charleston Gazette...
Schedule of Weekend Events
Friday, October 31
7:30pm - Evening Shabbat Service
“Restoring our Scrolls, Renewing our Souls.”
10:00am - Saturday Morning Torah Study
“What is a Torah Scroll?”
12:00pm Lunch - Sponsored by Enrichment Committee
1:00pm - Afternoon Program
“Torah Detective Training Academy”
7:30pm - Havdalah followed by Program
“Biography of the Hebrew Language”
Sunday, November 2
10:30am - Interactive Program
“The Work Begins.”
“The Torah De-mystified”
Sponsored by the Temple Israel Enrichment Committee
Adult Education Class...
"History of Modern Israel"
taught by Rabbi Jim Cohn
Rabbi Jim Cohn will teach this four-part mini-series which is open to the public. Participants will learn about:
Cuba: A Jewish Journey Program
Wednesday, November 5
6:00 - 7:00pm
Presented by Errol Daniel, Photojournalist
Photojournalist, Errol Daniels, will present a slideshow and discussion on “Cuba: A Jewish Journey.” Daniels’s photo-documentation of Jews and Jewish life in contemporary Cuba was sponsored by The B’nai B’rith Cuban Jewish Relief Project, and was completed during 2001-2003. Daniels will be in West Virginia on a photographic project related to Black Lung Disease and is taking the opportunity to visit the Temple to make this presentation.
More to come…