JOFA's Joan S. Meyers Memorial Torah Lending Program bolsters the activities of girls and women seeking ritual inclusion in Jewish life. This Sefer Torah is available to use by women and girls in ritual prayer settings for events such as bat mitzvah, engagement, marriage, birth, Rosh Hodesh, or other milestones in the New York tri-state area.
The Sefer Torah was generously lent to JOFA by Shari and Nathan Lindenbaum in memory of Max and Ghity Stern, and the program is generously supported by Leon Meyers and family.
The Torah and its accompanying religious articles (aron, siddurim, etc.) are loaned out on a first-come first serve basis and are available for use in the Tristate area exclusively (New York, New Jersey and Connecticut). They must be reserved at least six weeks in advance. The pick-up and drop-off site is in Teaneck, NJ and there is a $180 deposit for its use.
To reserve the Torah and/or its accompanying religious articles, please fill out this form and someone will be in touch with you to discuss availability and details.
Please call Heather Stoltz at 212-679-8500 with any questions.
Read more about the announcement of this new program.
Read remarks from Project Coordinator Pam Greenwood.
Read a blog post about the Torah Lending Program.