Dates / times Sofer Hale will be at The Emanuel scribing in the Torah are listed below.
Sun Mar 3, 10 am – 4 pm
Sun Mar 31, 10 am – 4 pm
Wed May 15, 4 pm – 8 pm
Thur May 23, 4 pm – 8 pm
When emailing, please specify your choice of day and time availability and we will do our best to accommodate your request.
You may reserve a session for yourself, your family or participate with a larger group of family/friends; please designate one person from your family or group to contact Randie to schedule please include all participant names.
Rabbi Kevin Hale is a trained Sofer STaM, Torah scribe. His work focuses on evaluating and restoring Sifrei Torah, as well as writing and teaching about our sacred scribal traditions. An engaging teacher and speaker, Hale brings his passion about Torah and sacred traditions to congregations, chavurot, and schools, igniting interest among young children, teens and adults.
The 613th commandment to write a Torah is addressed to all Jewish people. As a dynamic leader and teacher, Rabbi Hale draws in people of all ages and backgrounds, to activate within each of us our potential as Torah scribes, attuning our eyes, hands and hearts to this most essential but often unknown mitzvah.
A sofer (Hebrew for “scribe”) is specially trained to write the holy texts onto parchment using the traditional form of Hebrew calligraphy. A sofer is also responsible to ensure existing texts are properly written and have not been damaged over time.
Also referred to as a sofer STaM (Sefer Torah, Tefillin and Mezuzah), referring to the three sacred items a sofer writes most often. Sofers may also write Megillah scrolls used on Purim, and specialized documents such as a get for a Jewish divorce.