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Dear Friend, 

This past Sunday, over 200 Chabad Naples friends and community members joined our congregation in a powerful historic event to witness the birth a new Unity Torah scroll being written exclusively for our local Naples community. 

The inspirational celebration marked the writing of the very first letters the Torah, Judaism’s most scared and holy object. Every Sefer Torah (Torah scroll) has 304,805 letters, and it must be written on parchment with a quill and special ink by a pious scribe. It takes months to complete, since each letter must be written perfectly. What is so special about THIS Torah is that every individual letter, word, and chapter in the Torah is being uniquely sponsored by individuals and families in our community, as well as friends and supporters of Chabad Naples and Preschool of the Arts here in Naples and around the world. In this way, the specially commissioned scroll is intimately tied to our community and friends and supporters of Chabad Naples and Preschool of the Arts. This connection will hopefully draw down tremendous blessings for every person and our community as a whole. 

It is an honor to now invite you to also participate in this incredible endeavor, by buying your own letter, word, or section, and uniting with hundreds of others to complete this special Torah scroll. Our Sages teach us that owning a part of a Torah will bring blessings to the owner, his or her family, and to the entire community. Every individual commitment is a testament to the strength of our community and the goodness that results from us uniting together. 

This booklet provides details of what letters, words, phrases and sections of the Torah can be purchased, as well as specific meaningful passages you can sponsor that may resonate directly with you for the blessings that are associated with them. If you have any questions or would like some guidance or suggestion for a personalized sponsorship, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Rabbi Fishel for assistance. 

When the Torah scroll is completed, it will be welcomed into the Ark at our Chabad Naples center with great fanfare and celebration. We cannot wait to invite you to the grand “Hachanasat Sefer Torah” (Welcoming of the Torah) celebration that we anticipate will be scheduled for early 2019 to in our community!

Sincerely,

Rabbi Fishel & Ettie Zaklos

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