The Living Torah Project
The Living Torah Endowment
The Living Torah Project continues with the creation of The Living Torah Endowment, which will perpetually fund Torah study and learning among all age groups at Temple Beth Am.
Make the B’nai Mitzvah experience even more meaningful
through The Living Torah Endowment Fund...
The excitement of The Living Torah Project continues to flourish through the creation of a permanent Endowment for Jewish Education at Temple Beth Am. The Living Torah Endowment will support many worthwhile and innovative programs for our Religious School, Day School, Youth Activities Department and Adult Education. It will keep Torah learning alive and relevant for every Jewish child and adult.
We thought this endowment would be especially meaningful to families with a son or daughter who will soon become or has had a B’nai Mitzvah at Beth Am. It is a wonderful opportunity to honor these children by dedicating his or her Parasha (Torah portion) through a donation to the Endowment in celebration of this special occasion.
Please consider being part of this incredible experience. For more information, contact Robert Hersh, Executive Director, 305.667.6667, ext. 101.
The Living Torah Project History
In the year 5766 (2005–2006), our congregation initiated an extraordinary project that captured the interest and imagination of everyone. We wrote a Sefer Torah to be placed in the ark of our new sanctuary.
The task to meticulously handwrite a new Torah scroll was entrusted to our skillful and renowned scribe, Rabbi Moshe Klein. With the completion and formal dedication of the scroll on Simchat Torah in 2006, each time we read from this Torah we celebrate our accomplishments and rejoice in knowing that generations of our congregants will be touched by this legacy.
Co-chaired by Robyn & Randy Fisher and Karen & Alan Serure, the Living Torah Project was a year-long celebration of life and learning, during which every member of the congregation was invited to participate in the actual writing of the Torah scroll by taking a quill in hand.
To write a Torah is not only one of the 613 mitzvot, but a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to express one’s commitment to Jewish traditions and hopes for the future. The project included a series of congregation-wide education programs, demonstrations and events.
The Living Torah Project was also an important fundraising program for Temple Beth Am. Donors had the unique opportunity to make contributions to “purchase” books, sections, paragraphs, sentences, words and individual letters of the Torah scroll in their name or in the names of loved ones.
Hollub Family Dedicates Torah Scroll
In support of the Living Torah Project, the Hollub Family has generously dedicated the new Torah scroll, written for and by Temple Beth Am members.
“I was not at all surprised when I heard that the Hollub family had decided to dedicate this new Torah scroll,” stated Rabbi Terry Bookman. “For generations this family has been linked to the best of what Beth Am is all about. With this new gift, they have insured that they will be a part of us for generations to come. We cannot thank them enough.”
On behalf of the Hollub Family, Marvin replied, “We are honored and proud to participate in creating a new Torah for our Temple Beth Am community, under the leadership of our dedicated clergy. How wonderful to know that this scroll we are writing today will be read not only by us but future generations as well.”
In 1954 Marvin Hollub moved to Miami from Newburgh, NY, and married his high school sweetheart, Mimi. It was the same year he founded Hollub Construction. Marvin’s passion for fine home building endures through his children Helene and Harry who currently run the family business.
The Hollub Family also has a passion for Jewish life and community. They have a close and extensive history with Temple Beth Am. Marvin and Mimi joined Beth Am in 1965, where their daughter, Helene, was confirmed and their son, Harry, became a Bar Mitzvah. Harry and his wife, Amy, have four children: Aaron, 22, Morgan, 21, Rylee, 13, and Aliya, 9. Aaron and Morgan became B’nai Mitzvah at Beth Am, and Rylee and Aliya attended Temple Beth Am Day School. Helene, and her husband, Raul Amores, have a daughter, Shayna, 16, who celebrated her Bat Mitzvah at Temple Beth Am.
The Living Torah Project
Randy & Robyn Fisher / Alan & Karen Serure — Co-Chairs
Richard & Jacqueline Berger / Edward Beiner & Daniela Zanzuri / Alan & Jayusia Bernstein / Jordan & Judy Bittel / Eddie & Lisa Boas / George & Tamara Bramnik / Mauricio & Maggie Brener / Michael & Michele Criden / Judith Davidoff / David & Karen Davis / William & Joan Ditkowsky / Ken & Adrian Dubow / Ilene Efthimiou / David & Beth Ertel / Robert & Donna Feldman / Ted & Elaine Feldman / Arthur & Stephanie Gilbert / Robert & Nancy Gilbert / Bernard & Nancy Goldberg / Adam & Cheryl Goldstein / Steve & Tamra Gordon / Scott & Amy Greenwald / Stephen & Lori Grussmark / Stephen & Gerri Helfman / Ed & Susan Henkin / Richard & Ilisa Hoffman / Harry & Amy Hollub / Jon & Tina Kislak / Daniel & Laura Koffsky / Bruce Kohrman & Diane Krieger / Richard & Susan Lampen / Linda Landy / Eric & Jayne Littman / Diego & Gisela Lowenstein / Brandon & Stella Lurie / Joan Marn-Franklin / Victor & Lisa Mendelson / Steven & Adrienne Messing / Donald & Marilyn Myman / Robbie & Alisa Oppenheim / Carol Pozen / David & Shelley Schwadron / Steve & Staci Solomon / Larry & Tracey Spiegelman / Les & Kimberly Standiford / Larry & Janette Suchman / Bill & Barbara Sussman / Isaac & Ela Topel / Bruce & Mindy Wilner / Gene & Karen Willner / Howard & Pam Wolofsky / Samantha Wolofsky