Congregation Beth Sholom commissions new Torah


Torah will take one year to write

PROVIDENCE – Congregation Beth Sholom has commissioned their first-ever written Sefer Torah (Torah scroll) – as opposed to purchasing one – reports Rabbi Barry Dolinger. A celebratory kickoff will take place on Sunday, Nov. 3, from noon to 3:00 p.m.

At noon, people will have the opportunity to purchase letters and help Israeli Sofer (scribe) Shel Bassel write the opening letters of the Torah. At 1:00 p.m., the scribe will give a class on writing a Torah. Sofer Bassel will also speak on “Introduction to Writing a Torah.” Rabbi Dolinger says the project will take approximately one year to complete.

Congregation Beth Sholom is located at 275 Camp St., Providence.

For more information: contact congregation Beth Sholom at or or 621-9393