New Info! Help Repair Oseh’s First Torah!

Please share this information about our wonderful project, renovating Oseh Shalom’s first and oldest Torah Scroll, with family or friends, who would like to participate.

To learn more, check out the recent article in the Baltimore Sun:
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/howard/laurel/ph-ll-oseh-shalom-torah-0302-20170223-story.html

Interfaith Family & Friends Project
Sunday, March 26, 2017. 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

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Find out more about this once in a lifetime project.

Additional Community Dates:
Sundays, April 2, 23, 30, and May 7, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Take part in a Hebrew letter calligraphy workshop before writing of letters in Oseh Shalom’s over 125 year old Torah Scroll. Bringing it back into the condition it was in when first written in the 19th Century in Eastern Europe.

Contribution: $18 a letter & $54 a word
People of all faiths welcome. Walk-ins Welcome. RSVP by calling 301-498-5151
at Oseh Shalom
7515 Olive Branch Way
Laurel, MD 20707
RSVP by calling 301-498-5151
(Children will write with their hands on our scribe’s hand – which adults may also do, if they wish.)

The invitation for general involvement outside of the community project days:

http://www.oseh-shalom.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Sefer-Torah-Repair-invitation-Cambria-font-v6-revised.pdf

Project concludes after the May 7th Community Project.

Anyone who simply wishes to support this project may donate via this link: http://www.oseh-shalom.org/donations/ Please note “Torah Appeal” in the Fund field.

P.S. Other dates and times may be available at larger contribution levels upon request.

New links to the Torah’s history added below!

Oseh Shalom, now in its 50th year, received its first Torah on September 13, 1968,in memory of Irving Fliss, a member of the congregation and past president of the Merchants Association of Laurel Shopping Center. Harry Rosenbluh z”l then served as acting rabbi.

The scroll was purchased through donations by members of the Merchants Association and the congregation, which they purchased in New York. In order to renovate this over 125 year-old scroll and make it kosher once more, Oseh Shalom has hired a sofer (scribe), who is working with our members, including our children, involving us in the repair and scribal process, which will be live streamed and can be watched later with family and friends.

This Torah project culminates in an event this spring, honoring Rabbi Douglas Heifetz for his more than 10 years of service to the congregation.

Read the original story in the links below:

This project is made possible by a generous grant from
The Makovi Endowment,
in memory of Rose & Maurice Makovi.
All funds raised will benefit Oseh Shalom.

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