Connecting Interfaith Families to Jewish Life in Greater Cleveland by providing programs and opportunities for interfaith families to experience Judaism in a variety of venues, meet other interfaith families, and to connect to other Jewish organizations that may serve their needs.
A great way for Jewish professionals and volunteers who work with and provide programming for people in interfaith relationships to locate resources and trainings to build more welcome into their Jewish communities; connect with and learn from each other; and publicize and enhance their programs and services.
Have you ever wondered about the person and the mystery behind the Torah scroll? If seeing Torah scrolls in the ark or witnessing their unfurling takes your breath away, or if you have yearned to draw closer to the Hebrew letters, to understand about the work of the scribe and to learn first hand how to shape and write the letters in the 4,000 year-old tradition of scribing a Torah, then this workshop is for you. Together we will explore our personal connection to the letters through creative art practices, study traditional sources from Talmud, Hazal and Zohar, and begin the wondrous journey of learning to scribe with a quill and ink on parchment. You will leave this Shabbaton with all the necessary tools to continue your scribing life.
Please note that out of respect for Shabbat observances we will not be doing any writing on Friday evening or Saturday.
This unique gathering will set the foundation for a new Scribal Training Institute we aim to establish at Isabella Freedman in the summer of 2012.