As you might imagine, writing the letters of a
Torah takes great attention to detail, which reminds us
how sacred a commandment this is. Why do we undertake
the writing of a new Torah when we have five scrolls already in our ark?
For this project, we do it for both greater reasons and practical ones.




To fulfill the opportunity of completing this mitzvah in our lifetime, we put quill upon animal skin and demonstrate to our children the holiness of Torah and its commandments. In practicality, the original ark in our Shir Ami Chapel is currently empty. Thus, we have decided to write one with the help of our own congregants’ hands –bringing children, parents, grandparents and clergy together to fill letter by letter as instructed by God. 

In this way will we truly inscribe our legacy.