Soferet Linda B. Coppleson is one of the first female Jewish Torah Scribes in the world. She will be at Temple Beth Tikvah on Saturday morning, April 3 from 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Linda Coppleson will inspect and assess their 4 Torah scrolls and doing a live demonstration of the Torah scribal arts. While sharing the in’s and out’s of this holy art form she will answer questions like: How is a Torah made? Who makes it? What are the materials used? and Why?
There are only around two dozen women Torah scribes in the world today. Coppleson is a Conservative, egalitarian, Jewish ritual scribe, teacher and Judaic artist. As part of this small, international community she completed the writing of the first sefer Torah commissioned entirely for sofrot. Her participation in the Women’s Torah Project afforded her the honor of writing twenty of the sixty-two four column pages which comprise every Torah. Linda Coppleson also designs ketubot.
If you’d like to learn more, attend this extraordinary event. The Torah work will take place in the sanctuary with coffee and bagels in the Social Hall.
9:30-10:30 a.m.: Kindergarten through 5th grade.
10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.: 6th grade through ADULTS.
While each presentation is geared to the age of the audience, all are welcome to join together in the sanctuary at any time. The program is sponsored by TBT’s Religious Activities Committee and is free. For more info. or to rsvp, contact the synagogue office at 203-245-7028 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsor: Religious Activities Committee at Temple Beth Tikvah