Netivat Sofrut: diary of a Soferet

Adventures of a female sofer learning to heal the world by doing Holy Work...writing a Sefer Torah

נחזיר את השכינה למקומה בצייון ובתבל כלה

"Let us restore the Divine In-Dwelling to Her Place in Zion & infuse Her spirit throughout the whole inhabited world."

So wherever we are, let us bring the Peace of G@d's Presence.

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Location: Vancouver/London, British Columbia/UK, Canada

SCRIBAL EVANGELIST As the only living certified Soferet (סופרת - female Jewish ritual scribe) & the first woman to practice sofrut (creation of sacred Hebrew texts) in over 200 years, I feel an obligation to blog about my experiences of The Work. I am also currently researching the foundation of a lost tradtion of women practicing this holy craft. For more on the services I provide, please see; Sofrut Nation. I am now available to engage with students, male or female, wishing to enter into the preliminary stage of learning sofrut. You are welcome to join me on this path. "Tzedeq, tzedeq tir'dof - Justice, justice you shall pursue." Devarim/Deuteronomy 16:20.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005



23 Elul
Although this post is dated from the 27th of September '05, it is edited monthly with the events & links updated.

Print Media:

Koleinu - Oct 97
Jewish Western Bulletin – July 03/August 03/September 03
Jewish Transcript – September 03
Jewish Western Bulletin – October 10 03/October 17 03
Moment Magazine - October 2003
Jewish Western Bulletin – November 03/December 03
The Globe And Mail – December 03
Vancouver Indy Media – February 04
Hadassah Magazine - May 04
Lilith Magazine – Summer 04
Jewish News Weekly of Northern California – February 05
Jewish Telegraphic Agency – February 05
Jewish Telegraph, UK – February 05
Canadian Jewish News – July 05
The Jewish Forward - June 05
Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles - July 05
Religious Tolerance Magazine - Oct 05
The Jewish Independent - November 05
Lilith Magazine – Autumn 05
JOFA Magazine - Feb 06
Hadassah Magazine - March 2006
ISHA Magazine (Summer 2006)


“Sounds Like Canada” on CBC Radio One with host, Shelagh Rogers – November 03 repeated August 04
Shalom USA Radio – July 05
The Voicemobile with Joyce the Voice, Rebbe of the Radio - Autumn 06


“Studio 4” on Shaw Cable TV with host, Fanny Kiefer – September 04
“Soferet: A Special Scribe” - documentary on Vision TV Canada, Mipcom Indian Television and on Faith & Values TV USA - November 05
“CNN Faces of Faith” – December 05
Vision Television repeats "Soferet: a Special Scribe" - April 06


S/He Ain't Heavy, S/He's My G@d - March 16 06
The Smallest Alef - March 30 06
Better Late Than Never..? - April 8 06


Schusterman International Professional Development Conference, Princeton NJ
The 9th International ALEPH Kallah, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb IL
The 10th International ALEPH Kallah, Western Washington University, Bellingham WA
The 11th International ALEPH Kallah, University of Pittsburgh, Johnstown PA
Canadian Federation of Jewish Students WIRED
Turn the Page, Seattle WA
Westcoast Calligraphy Society, Vancouver BC


Beit Chaverim, Federal Way WA (Spring 2006)
Beth Shalom Congregation, Seattle WA
Beth Tikvah, Richmond BC
Burquest Jewish Community Association, Coquitlam BC
Congregation Beth Israel, Vancouver BC
Congregation Beth Sholom, Richland WA
Congregation B’nai Jeshurun, NYC NY
Congregation Bnai Torah, Olympia WA
Congregation Emanu-El, Victoria BC
Congregation Sha’arey Tefilah, Vancouver BC
Congregation Shirat Hayam, Swampscott MA
Har-El Congregation, West Vancouver BC
Nehar Shalom, Boston MA
Or Shalom Synagogue, Vancouver BC
Temple Beth Am, Miami, FL
Temple Beth Am, Seattle WA
Temple Beth El, Arcata CA
Temple Beth El, Tacoma WA
Temple Beth Hatfiloh, Olympia WA (Spring 2006)
Temple Beth Israel, Eugene OR (Summer 2006)
Temple Beth Or, Everett WA (Summer 2006)
Temple B'nai Ha'aretz, Garberville CA
Temple Shalom, Yakima WA
Temple Sholom, Vancouver BC
United Hebrew Congregation, St. Louis MO

Community Centres:

Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver, Vancouver BC
Jewish Community Centre of Victoria, Victoria BC
Jewish Community Center, Eureka CA
Kootenay Jewish Community Association, Nelson BC (Spring 2006)
Vancouver People’s Peretz Centre, Vancouver BC (Spring 2005)
White Rock – South Surrey Jewish Community Centre, White Rock BC

Educational Institutions:

Elat Chayyim, Accord NY
Kadima Hebrew Sunday School, Seattle WA
Maimonides~Talmud Torah Secondary School, Vancouver BC
Oberlin College, Oberlin OH
Richmond Jewish Day School, Richmond BC
Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs NY
University of British Columbia Hillel, Vancouver BC
Vancouver Hebrew Academy (Spring 2006)
Vancouver Talmud Torah, Vancouver BC

Web Logs:

Netivat Sofrut: diary of a soferet
Radical Torah: Sources for the Jewish Social Action Community


Jewschool - Oct 03
Jewish Women's Archive - Oct 03
Soferet's Cafepress online store
Byroniverse - Feb 05
Peeling a Pomegranate - 06
I Still See a Spark in You - 06
Kinja - 06
Jewish Virtual Library - Jan 06
Wikipedia's List of Canadian Jews - Feb 06

& Others:

Canadian Friends of Hebrew University - Young Leadership Lecture Series, Vancouver BC
Vancouver Public Library & Vancouver Opera “Opera Speaks” series – “Wisdom of the Ages”
Vancouver Women's Shabbat Shiur, Vancouver BC


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