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Brief Overview

Brief Overview

A short and concise overview of the Sefer Torah Campaign


Dear Boys, Girls and Parents,

The Torah is the holiest and most precious gift that G‑d gave to the Jewish people. For thousands of years, we have studied it and lived by its laws. The Torah that you see today is written in exactly the same way as Moshe Rabbeinu (Moses) originally wrote it down.

Every Sefer Torah (Torah scroll) has 304,805 letters, and it must be written on parchment with a quill and special ink by a pious scribe. It takes months to 


complete, since each letter must be written perfectly. When the Torah scroll is finished it is brought into the Ark in the synagogue, amidst singing and dancing. It is read publicly on special days, on Sabbaths and Jewish holidays.

Following the suggestion of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, special Torah scrolls are being written in the Old City of Jerusalem, exclusively for Jewish children - boys under the age of 13 and girls under the age of 12.

Close to two million children have already bought their own letter in these Torah scrolls. You, too, can buy a letter in a Torah scroll and unite with Jewish children from all over the world. Buying your own letter will bring blessings for you and the entire Jewish people.

Jewish Children, have the scribe write a letter in the Torah just for you!

You will receive a beautiful personalized certificate from Israel, the Holy Land, telling you in which portion of the Torah "your" letter has been written. Your letter is chosen by lottery.

Who Can Buy?

  • Only boys under the age of 13 and girls under the age of 12 may buy a letter in this Sefer Torah.
  • Letters may be bought for very young children, even for newborn babies.
  • Letters may be bought as a gift or on behalf of children who did not buy one themselves.
  • Only one letter may be bought per child.

How Much Does It Cost?

The cost of each letter is the symbolic sum of 1 U.S. dollar or its equivalent in other currencies. You can become a partner in this campaign by adding a donation on top of the $1 purchase price.

How To Buy?

To ensure maximum efficiency, Buy your letter online.

It is important that you provide a phone number and email address so we can contact you if necessary.

For multiple names or for groups, please follow the instructions on the following page.

Adults and those above bar and bat mitzvah, please visit to purchase your letters in the general Torah Scroll (Sefer Torah HaKloli).