Sofer Kevin Hale will be visiting Bonai Shalom April 13th-14th!
Wednesday, April 13th, evening – Rabbi Hale will engage with Religious School students and teach about his passion for text.
Thursday, April 14th, morning – Rabbi Hale will join us for Thursday morning minyan at 7:00 am and then he will be available to speak about scribal arts and answer questions. He will also bring some of his works in progress to show.
Rabbi Hale is a trained Sofer STaM, torah scribe. His work focuses on evaluating and restoring sifrei torah, writing, and teaching about our sacred scribal traditions. He is an engaging teacher and speaker; he loves to bring his passion about Torah and the sacred scribal traditions to congregations, havurot and schools and ignite others’ interest with his enthusiasm, knowledge and hands-on style. Rabbi Hale is equally skilled at engaging young children, teens and adults.
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