Dear Shaarei Bina Family,

As we begin our second semester, it is a good time to reflect on all we have accomplished so far, and what we hope to accomplish in the next few months. Before we all get very involved in our daily routine, we have an opportunity to stop and think about different acts of chesed that we can incorporate into our lives.

As you may have heard, there is a beautiful and inspiring initiative underway, a joint initiative of The Afikim Foundation and Israel’s Ministry for Diaspora Affairs, to write a Global Unity Sefer Torah celebrating the 50th Anniversary of a Reunited Jerusalem.

Jews everywhere can inscribe letters in the Torah, NOT with money, but with simple acts of chesed, everyday kindnesses that positively impact the lives of others. To see more information about this global unity initiative, please watch this 1-minute video!

Since groups may reserve blocks of letters, we’ve taken the opportunity, as a Bina HS family to reserve 1343 letters. The custom link for our school’s block can be accessed by clicking here. You may reserve letters for yourself and/or your entire family as a group. It just takes a minute.

A digital file of all names and deeds will remain permanently with the Torah, which will be dedicated in Jerusalem on May 24, 2017, Yom Yerushalayim. (There’s also a Drawing with 3 round-trip tickets to attend the dedication!)

Please challenge yourself to commit acts of kindness by May 24th – actions that are manageable and within your reach. There is no chesed too small! Check out the site for some ideas.

Let’s complete the Bina block in the Global Unity Torah and inspire goodness in the world in honor of Jerusalem! (All blue letters are available.)

Visit for more information or go directly to our block here.

All the best,
Dr. Rochelle Brand