Masorti on the Move!
Masorti will be at the FJMC and the WLCJ conventions coming up, July 19th through July 26th in Arlington, Virginia. We hope to see you there. It’s a great opportunity to engage with Masorti, learn about important Masorti issues here and in Israel and then bring what you learn back to your congregations.
Rabbi Yonaton Sadoff of Magen Avraham in Israel will be leading Masorti’s panel at the FJMC. And I’ll be moderating the Israel Plenary Session at the WLCJ.
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THE LATEST MESSAGE FROM MASORTI’S EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, BARBARA KAVADIAS
Train a child according to his way…
On May 26th, in a festive and moving ceremony at the Hod VeHadar Masorti congregation in Kfar Saba, the Masorti Movement celebrated the arrival of a new Sefer Torah. But this was not any Hachnasat Sefer Torah: the ceremony marked the dedication of a small Torah scroll that is a bit less than twelve inches in width.
Why did the Masorti Movement write a small Sefer Torah and for whom?
During Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremonies, one of the honors given out to both the Bar/Bat Mitzvah child and their family members is dancing with the Torah scroll in the synagogue. In many ceremonies that are celebrated in our congregations, this dance is one of the highlights of the celebration. Unfortunately, when it comes to participants in the ADRABA program for children with special needs, this is often impossible if the Torah is too large and heavy for them to hold, let alone to dance with.
A very talented Torah scribe got to work, and for the duration of this past year the small Torah scroll was written….