10,000 Faces of Torah

Agudas Achim invites every member of our community to be a part of creating this special, historic Sefer Torah, written by a specially trained soferet (woman scribe). We will read, study and celebrate this Torah with all generations of the Agudas Achim Family.


Your donation to the 10,000 Faces of Torah project will help Congregation Agudas Achim fulfill its mission as a flourishing egalitarian community and ensure our vitality now and in the generations to come. We are dedicated to learning and building strong personal relationships together.

We have many different levels of donation for 10,000 Faces of Torah. If you donate at the level of Pasuk or more, you will be contacted so you can sponsor a part of the Torah that has special meaning to you, your family or a friend. This can be done in someone’s honor or memory. For our religious school students, it is possible to sponsor a word in the Torah that has special meaning or they can sponsor a single letter. No member of the synagogue will be left out. We will contact you to find out which part of the Torah you wish to sponsor.

Donations of $180 and more can be paid monthly on a credit card over a period of up to three years. By having a period of time in which to make a payment, it is possible for many of us to give at a much higher level than would otherwise be possible. If you would like to contribute in this way, please contact Jerry Becker in the CAA Office; jerry.becker@caa-austin.org 

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Levels of Participation:

Mitzvah  Amount chosen by donor

  • 5X7 Photo of yourself and/or your family with the soferet
  • Commemorative certificate in appreciation of your gift

 

Pasuk - Sponsor a Torah verse - $360

  • 8X10 Photo of yourself and/or your family with the soferet
  • Commemorative certificate in appreciation of your gift

 

Aliyah - Sponsor a Torah Aliyah (as set out in the triennial cycle) -  $540

  • Commemorative gift in appreciation of your gift
  • All the above, plus:

 

Chapter - Sponsor a chapter in the Torah - $1,800

  • All the above, plus:
  • Recognition on Dedication Day
  • Invitation to Sponsors Reception with Jen Friedman

 

Parsha - Sponsor a Torah Parsha - $5,400

  • All the above, plus:
  • Commemorative gift from a local artist

 

Special Reading - Sponsor the Shema, Song of the Sea, Ha’Azinu, Priestly Blessing or the Creation of Shabbat - $10,000

  • All the above, plus:
  • Public Recognition within the synagogue

 

Book - Sponsor one complete book of the five books in the Torah - $26,000

  • All the above, plus:
  • Honor of carrying the Torah on Celebration Day

 

Torah - sponsor the Torah scroll - $55,000

  • All the above, plus:
  • Honor of writing the last lines of the Torah with the soferet

 

L’dor Vdor (monthly forever) - $1000/month

  • All the above, plus:
  • Sponsor Torah study in perpetuity

 

Special Levels for Religious School Students

 

Letter - $18

  • 5X7 Photo of yourself and/or your family with the soferet
  • Commemorative certificate in appreciation of your gift  

 

Word - $180

  • All the benefits for Letter level, plus:
  • Sponsor a word in the Torah that has special meaning to you, your family or a friend.


This is a generational opportunity for our Spiritual Family. Together we will teach, learn and thrive. 

To contibute at any level between Torah and Pasuk please fill out the Paypal Form below. To contribute at the Mitzvah level, please click here

Sefer Torah Levels

Interested in this project and want to volunteer? Please contact Cynthia Winer at cewiner@gmail.com

 

For almost 3000 years Jews have kept the Torah and the Torah has kept the Jews.

In every generation Jews have gathered together to study Torah, comment on it and argue about it.

We are indeed the "People of the Book."

Come and Join us at Agudas Achim and honor our writing of a new Torah by engaging in this ancient conversation.

 

As we deepen Jewish life in Central Texas and beyond, we raise funds in honor of  Torah. Funds raised in this appeal will help Agudas Achim fulfill its mission as a flourishing egalitarian community and ensure our vitality now and in the generations to come. We are dedicated to learning and building strong personal relationships together.