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Grade 7 Bar Mitzvah Workshop


The excitement was tangible as the seventh grade Bar-Mitzvah Workshop class made their annual visit to Rabbi Pincus’s Tefillin factory in Brooklyn. Here they experienced a detailed exhibition of the formation of the Tefillin, being allowed a glimpse into the world of batim production. There was a wonderful demonstration of each stage of the process. Rabbi Pincus not only showed in vivid detail how to make the different parts of Tefillin, but also explained many of the symbolisms behind them. Students were then privy to go to the upstairs level of the factory, where a staff of certified Sofrim, renowned for their craftsmanship and expertise in writing, where assiduously at work inspecting and restoring Tefillin, Mezuzot, and Sifrei Torah. Students left with an enhanced appreciation of Tefillin and the entire process of their production.