The Torat Chaim (“Torah of Life”) project has been PSC’s opportunity to write our own Torah as a community. And we did it! Our Torah of Life has come to life and is now in its new home where we will read and learn from it for generations to come.
We have completed our new Torah scroll in PSC’s 51st year. We are experiencing rapid growth and increased engagement through our Kesher Greenberg Religious School, adult education classes, Shabbat and holiday services, young family programming, targeted community outreach and more. Through Torat Chaim, we dedicate and commit to the education of our whole community: in learning, in making Kosher the Olomouc (Czech) Torah, and now in having written our own Torah scroll. The first day of Kesher one year ago celebrated the writing of letters of the Olomouc Torah that was returned to its rightful community. Now, we celebrate the beginning of this year with our own new sefer Torah.
In addition to the community experience of writing our own Torah scroll, the Torat Chaim project has been a fundraiser to support PSC’s Darchei Noam campaign. The primary goal of the campaign is to raise money for a down payment for a parsonage home for PSC to support the long term sustainability of our senior Rabbi.
Hundreds in our community fulfilled the 613th mitzvah of writing a Torah by writing a letter in our Torah. Whether you were one of them or not, you still have the opportunity to leave your legacy by choosing a dedication and making a donation! Each time you see, read or learn from our new Torah, you can feel connected as you think about your dedication in honor or memory of your loved one.
Look at the dedication list to get ideas or reach out to one of our incredible clergy for personal inspiration. Many have already been taken, but with so many wonderful stories in the Torah, they can help you find a meaningful dedication.