Spring Space Torah Newsletter
Get up-to-date with everything that has been…and will be going on with the project heading into summer .
“From Sinai to Outer Space” | Rachel’s Article in eJewish Philanthropy
Read Rachel’s reflections about the Space Torah around Shavuot
Space Torah Touches down in Mississippi
In late June, Executive Producer Rachel Raz did a presentation for education professionals working with students of all ages titled “The First Torah in Space: What Lessons can we learn from it?” at a conference sponsored by the Institute of Southern Jewish Life – http://www.isjl.org/. Participants were amazed to learn about the Space Torah experience, and were enthusiastic about the possibility of having a film to tell this story that they could use in their classrooms.
Rachel was joined by Rabbi Gideon Estes of Congregation Or Ami in Houston, where the Space Torah resides. Together, they explored ways in which the Torah continues to inspire new generations, and discussed the work his congregation has put into preserving and celebrating the Space Torah.
Rachel Raz with Rabbis Jeremy Simons and Gideon Estes
Induction into the Jewish Hall of Fame
|On May 17th, when Jeffrey Hoffman, along with fellow astronaut Judith Resnik (posthumously), was inducted into the Jewish-American Hall of Fame, he joined such luminaries as Albert Einstein, Louis Brandeis, and Elie Wiesel. The Space Torah Project team was there to record the event. Dr. Hoffman concluded his remarks by recognizing the efforts of Rachel Raz and expressing his hopes for a film that will allow people everywhere to share in this story.||
Dr. Hoffman receives his Hall of Fame Medallion