Neil H. Yerman

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Mending History
Artist and Sofer Neil Yerman talks about restoring a Holocaust Torah scroll
and the connection he feels to those who did not survive.

Film program at the School of Communication, American University, Washington, DC

Meet the Sofer —

Neil Yerman is a sofer — a person who writes and restores Torah scrolls.  In English, the Hebrew word sofer is translated as “scribe.”  To become a sofer, a Jewish person must master the art of Hebrew calligraphy, document restoration, and the many rules and traditions governing the writing and restoring of a Torah.  In addition, a sofer must lead a religious life.

Meet the Artist —

Sofer Yerman is also an artist who specializes in creating one-of-a-kind illustrated documents for life cycle events, creating ketubot for weddings, scrolls for bar and bat mitzvah, and illustrated family trees.




Sofer Neil Yerman in the News


Neil Yerman on Film
  • Write For Yourselves (www.writeforyourselves.com) — a documentary about the Torah: “Write For Yourselves” focuses on the process of creating a Torah scroll so that its words are accurately preserved from generation to generation.

Neil Yerman on Radio


Members of the Congregation
Help Restore Torah


Left: Sofer Neil H. Yerman and Jacob add a letter to a Torah that was being restored after it was damaged in the Holocaust.

Video by Andy Noah Ratto (Click arrow to begin.)



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Links to Related Sites

Rabbi Jo David’s Daily blog (healingandhope2011.com)

Jewish Appleseed Foundation (JewishAppleseed.org):
The site provides basic information about Judaism and Jewish life, an outreach to Jews and non-Jews.

Wedding Rabbi (WeddingRabbi.org):
Jewish wedding officiant, Rabbi Jo David, creates meaningful weddings and commitment ceremonies for Jewish and interfaith couples.

Rabbi Jo David (RabbiJoDavid.org):
Working with interfaith and multi-cultural couples and families, and meeting the needs of those who do not fit the “traditional” Jewish mold.

The Reform Jewish Community of Hamelin, Germany (JGHReform.org):
Jüdische Gemeinde Hameln, founded in 1997, is the first organized Jewish community to be established in Hamlin since the Holocaust.

Jewish Center of the Hamptons (jcoh.net)

Torah Cover Designs, by Corinne Soikin Strauss (torahcoverdesigns.com)

Sofer Neil H. Yerman
In Residence at Sinai Free Synagogue
550 North Columbus Avenue
Mt. Vernon, NY 10552

914-552-7211

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Home Studio: 212-744-4355

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