Have you ever wondered how a Torah is made? This holiest of Jewish objects is examined up close and brought down to a child’s understanding in this fascinating workshop.

The children get down to the very basics- firstly, learning about the parchment of the Torah Scroll and how it is made. Animal hides, stretched out on a scribe’s stretching frame, lend authenticity to this interesting process. 

Children are encouraged to touch and help sand down the hide to create parchment fit for writing. The different textures of the various animal hides on display help the children understand the uniqueness of each one.

Eventually, the children create their very own quill and practice the Torah calligraphy. A quick crash course in calligraphy gives each child just enough skill to actually write their very own name on a piece of parchment!