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 of the Mezzuzah and how is it written? What does it take to be a Sofer STaM (scribe) and how is it done? What is the significance to the initials STaM?
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.
- Learn how the Sirtut, lines on the parchment, are made.
- See how a Sofer fashions a feather pen.
- Be part of a demonstration on how a Sofer writes on actual parchment and get a chance to try it yourself, and much more!
- The tour is ideal for adults or children above age 5, but it is especially appropriate for a Bar Mitzvah group.
Ramat Beit Shemesh Scribal Studio or Jerusalem’s Kol HaOt Studio
The Ramat Beit Shemesh Studio is perfect for small families and groups. See where Moshe creates his Judaic Art and his scribal studio. For larger groups meet Moshe in the Kol HaOt Studio in the Jerusalem Artist’s Colony right near Mamilla.
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.
The “Behind the Scenes” Virtual Tour
A virtual tour and workshop is a perfect way to celebrate a Bar Mitzvah with family friends across the world. Moshe customizes the workshop via Zoom for the Bar Mitzvah – which includes understanding the history behind the Mitzvah of teffilin, the process of making teffilin and more. Questions are encouraged.
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.
Moshe’s Judaica Art Studio/Gallery
Every “Behind the Scenes Tour” includes a visit to Moshe’s Art Gallery. Hear the stories behind the pieces and understand their meaning.