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Summer Institute: Hebrew Calligraphy

  • Thursday, July 8
  • 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
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  • Program Leader: Rachel Jackson

What goes into writing a Torah? What materials are used? Do the letters need to look a particular way? This four part course will be an intro to the tradition of Hebrew ritual calligraphy, sofrut. We will discuss different Jewish scribal traditions around the world, how the materials for Torahs, tefillin and mezuzot are prepared, and we will dive into the basic principles behind Hebrew calligraphy. You will receive a kit that includes Torah ink, parchment, and a quill among other supplies. Registration is required by May 27 to receive a kit. Kit pickup will be at TBE.

Dates: Thursdays, June 17, 24, July 1, 8

By registering for this class, you agree that you will be an active participant.  There is a cost involved with this class to cover materials.  The cost has been waived by a very generous congregant donation.  If you are unable to fully participate, please consider leaving a space available for someone who can be fully committed to the program.  Thank you.

This event will take place through a video conference call. Pre-registration is required. Please click the registration button above to pre-register. Once you have registered, your unique access link will be emailed to you. For classes that meet for multiple sessions, you only need to register once. You will be able to use the same Zoom link to access each session of the class. If you’re new to Zoom, watch a tutorial or read written instructions on how to join a Zoom video call.

About Summer Institute: Connect with other adult learners and exceptional teachers in an innovative, online program exploring how Judaism touches the heart and fills the soul.

About Rachel Jackson: Rachel Jackson, owner of Binah Design, is an artist, graphic designer, bookbinder and scribe. She is an ardent feminist and passionate about craft. She recently founded Hiddur Mitzvah, a small Judaica company with her partner, Jackson Mercer. She has a degree in visual art from the University of Chicago and a certificate in bookbinding from the North Bennet Street School in Boston, and lives in Somerville, MA.