Torah Celebration FAQ's

What’s going on?

We commissioned our community’s first Torah Scroll. A scribe will be here to expertly complete the last letters live. Oh, and we are celebrating six years in Petaluma!

What’s a Torah?

The Torah is our north star, a clocktower to guide us towards a meaningful and fulfilling life. It contains our history, traditions, and timeless messages. It is the centerpiece of a Jewish Community. It is handwritten in Hebrew on parchment and takes about a year to complete.

What will happen at the celebration?

We will have live music, delicious food, lots of festivities, entertainment for the children, and you can even have the scribe write a letter for you. We will escort the Torah, amidst music and dancing, to its destination at the Chabad Jewish Center.

Where will the Celebration be?

Penry Park. Doesn’t ring a bell? It’s the iconic park on the hill across from Hotel Petaluma, right next to Bank of America in Downtown Petaluma. Gorgeous views, and plenty of fresh air. Here's a link to Google Maps.

Who is it for?

Everyone! Adults, children, and everyone in between. Whether you have been at every Chabad event, or this will be your first, we'd love to celebrate with you, and are sure that you'll enjoy it!

When will this take place?

That's a good point! Sunday afternoon, August 22, at 3pm. 2021 is the year of choice.

How can I be a part?

Come! We’d be honored to have you join us to mark these momentous occasions. The best way to welcome a Community Torah is to have the entire community! The event is free and open to the whole community. There’s another way as well…

How else?

Well as a Community Torah, we are giving everyone the opportunity to dedicate a part of the Torah. From a letter, to a verse, to one of the Five Books of Moses. The main thing is to be a part. You are then a community partner in the writing of the Torah, which is a big Mitzvah!

What should I choose?

That’s a great question! Every part of the Torah is packed with meaning and significance. Think about what part of the Torah you feel most connected to. It can relate to a topic, a time of the year, or a letter of your name. If you would like some help to find the perfect fit, reach out to Rabbi Dovid or Devorah and they will be happy to discuss it with you.

Great! Where can I RSVP and participate?

We have a dedicated website that has all of the info. You can RSVP here, and you can dedicate a letter or other part here.

I still have some questions. Who can I contact?

Reach out to Rabbi Dovid or Devorah at:
[email protected] • [email protected]