Sofer Stam Tour – Moshe Braun


“Behind the Scenes Sofer Tour”

Take a hands-on tour for families and groups as you learn all about the fascinating world of Safrut (scribal arts).

Have you ever wondered how a Torah Scroll is created? How every single letter written on the parchment is done in such a precise way? What is inside a pair of Tefillin and what does it take to create them? What is the significance to Mezzuzah and how are they written? What does it take to be a Sofer STaM (scribe) and how is it done? What is the significance to the initials STaM?

The Tour
Families will be treated to in-depth explanations and demonstrations on how Torah Scrolls, Tefillin, Mezzuzot and Megillot are created.

  • Differences between Ashkenazic and Sefardic writing styles will be shown.
  • How the Sirtut, lines on the parchment, are made.
  • How a Sofer fashions a feather pen.
  • See a demonstration on how a Sofer writes on actual parchment and get a chance to try it yourself, and much more!
  • Calligraphy Workshop (additional fee)
  • Papercutting Workshop (additional fee)

The tour is ideal for adults or children above age 5, but it is especially appropriate for a Bar Mitzvah group.

Bar Mitzvah Tefillin
Order your Bar Mitzvah Tefillin in advance and be involved in the entire process. All Tefillin orders include a Behind the Scenes Tour.

Coming to you…
Really like the idea but can’t make it to the studio? Option available to schedule a “Remote Tour”, where presentation can be brought to your location, hotel, etc.

Moshe’s Judaica Art Studio/Gallery
Every “Behind the Scenes Tour” can include a visit to Moshe’s Art Gallery. Hear the stories behind the pieces and understand their meaning.

Location: Moshe‘s art studio is located in Ramat Beit Shemesh.

Reserve a Tour




10:00 – 5:00 pm Sunday through Thursday

9:30 – 12:30 pm Fridays


700 NIS
1.5-2 hrs


Whole Family


English / Hebrew

Venue: Moshe Braun Sofer Stam

Address: 8/3 Nachal Katlav
Ramat Beit Shemesh, Israel
Neighborhood: Ramat Beit Shemsh