After taking a semi-break over the summer, we are resuming our training - this time with a teacher! By sheer happenstance, I learned that Rabbi Fasman (Shaarei Tzedek) studied Sofrut in Jerusalem and has written his own Megillah. He was excited about our project and has agreed to teach us the STA"M alphabet . . . and more, as we progress. At our first session with him (Tuesday, August 31, 2010, at 7:30pm my house), he will review with us the letters we already learned (bet, resh, kaf, samech, mem sofit, daled, heh, vav, tof, peh), check our writing, and, time permitting, move on to the next few letters. Meanwhile, practice, practice, practice.
I also want to introduce two new members of the group: Leslie Kastner and Andrea Ginsburg.