Help Build a Stronger Connection to Torah

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I still remember the first time I heard a D’var Torah speech that left me wishing to hear more. The Torah portion was one I was familiar with. Yet the way that this rabbi shared the relevance to our lives was unique. It brought me a new connection to Judaism that I hadn’t experienced before. It taught me that every story can be seen in a meaningful light. And most of all, it taught me about the power each and every one of us can have to inspire others. All you need are the right resources and insight.

Each week, people from all kinds of Judaic and educational backgrounds are asked to give a public D’var Torah. Most Divrei Torah books currently available don’t cater to the pace of life we lead today. Their verbose nature can also be intimidating for less experienced speakers and too time consuming for more experienced speakers.

That’s why I decided to create “Torah for all Occasions”, a guide for D’var Torah that provides succinct and relevant insight. Experienced rabbis and clergy won’t have to look for hours for something pertinent and inspiring to say. And less experienced speakers will appreciate this user-friendly, starter book that will give them the confidence to inspire others.

I hope you will join me on this mission to spread high quality Torah thought to the greater Jewish community!

About the Book

“Torah for all Occasions” is a collection of relevant Divrei Torah, or “Torah thoughts,” arranged according to the weekly parsha. The content of the book touches on ideas of civility and Torah philosophy. From the experienced to the amateur, this book provides timely pieces of Torah wisdom. Whether you’re a clergyperson, a parent, or a student, “Torah for all Occasions” will be your guidebook through the rich stories and morals we all gain from reading the Torah.

As Jews, we are encouraged to ask questions, and therefore, seek out answers. The book answers the questions that Jews have wrestled with for generations. Such as: Why did G-d create the world? What makes some people turn evil? What’s the point of circumcision? Why did Jacob show favoritism to Joseph? Why was the Temple not built on Mt. Sinai?

“Torah for all Occasions” will enlighten you with insightful answers to these questions. The book guides you on a journey to discovering these answers and on the way, build and maintain your relationship to G-d and Judaism.

Each Torah reading has:

  • 5 short Divrei Torah suitable for any setting
  • 3 longer Divrei Torah on philosophical issues appearing in the Parasha of the Week
  • A Dvar Torah suitable for a Bar/Bat Mitzvah
  • A Dvar Torah appropriate for a Wedding or Sheva Berachos
  • A Dvar Torah on the occasions of a birth or Shalom Zachar

You can see a sample of the book here.

How You Will Help

Your support will help bring the spirit of Torah and Judaism into the lives of all those who want to learn more and connect with their spiritual side. The book will make its way into the hands of a diverse array of Jews all around the world. Picture the clergyperson who wants to say something insightful and relevant at milestone events, or share a relevant insight with your congregation. Or the parent who wants to lead a more meaningful Shabbat by sharing a short d’var Torah with their family. Or the student who seeks to understand the deeper meaning behind each parasha.

“Torah for all Occassions” acts as a starting point to understand the fundamental aspects of Jewish philosophy from Torah reading. It is an essential component and aid to bring more meaning and purpose to the table when saying Divrei Torah.

My book is already approved for publication by Feldheim. In full transparency, I am sharing the amount required by Feldheim as per the contract:
-$7,850 for cover design, typesetting and pre-press work
-$4,500 for printing costs
-$2,000 for advertising
-Misc. storage costs

About Me

I am Rabbi Michael Fine, an educator in Ottawa, Canada. In 2013 I launched DafYomi4Kids, a monthly children’s magazine on the Talmud which had a successful 14 issues. I am passionate about finding innovative ways to spread Torah education. This project can help change the landscape of learning and teaching Torah, and I hope to inspire many more Jews around the world on their spiritual journey.

Your relationship to Judaism and Torah is one that evolves and builds over time. With the right guidance, you can gain the confidence and clarity you need when teaching Torah. “Torah for all Occasions” will help you maintain and strengthen your connection while inspiring those around you to do the same. Together, we can build a more fortified Jewish future as we ignite our passion for Torah.

Join our community of supporters and we can make a difference

Your donation is tax deductible!

All donations to this charitable cause are collected by Jewcer, and donations exceeding the fair-market value of goods/services received are qualified under Section 501(c)(3) as tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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Help Build a Stronger Connection to Torah

$8,979   raised
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Campaign by
Rabbi Michael Fine
, Canada

Rabbi Michael Fine is an educator in Ottawa,Canada. In 2013 he launched DafYomi4Kids, a monthly children's magazine on the Talmud which had a successful 14 issues. He is passionate about finding innovative ways to spread Torah education.

  • Believer
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    Thank you for believing that anyone can possess the ability to say a meaningful Dvar Torah. You will receive a personalized email thanking you for your support.

  • Helper
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    Your support will help strengthen connection to Torah for those just beginning to study and those far more experienced. You will receive a personalized email thanking you for your support + an e-copy of "Torah for all Occasions" before it goes to press.

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    Thank you for understanding the importance of this mission to spread knowledge and confidence for all those invested in Torah study. You will receive a personalized email thanking you for your support + an e-copy of "Torah for all Occasions" before it goes to press + A print copy of the book when it is published, with complimentary free shipping.

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    Your decision to partner with me on this journey will make a beautiful impact on the lives those seeking a deeper connection to Judaism. You will receive a personalized email thanking you for your support + an e-copy of "Torah for all Occasions" before it goes to press + A print copy of the book when it is published, with complimentary free shipping + Your name will be printed inside the book on a special "Friends" page.

  • Devotee
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    Your faith in this project will allow us to create a more unified Jewish community no matter the level of religious background. You will receive a personalized email thanking you for your support + an e-copy of "Torah for all Occasions" before it goes to press + A signed print copy of the book when it is published, with complimentary free shipping + You will receive a 1/4 page space inside the book which you may dedicate, appropriately, as you wish.

  • Follower
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    Thank you for choosing to follow in my footsteps to bring user-friendly Torah thoughts to everyone who seeks it! You will receive a personalized email thanking you for your support + an e-copy of "Torah for all Occasions" before it goes to press + A signed print copy of the book when it is published, with complimentary free shipping +You will receive a 1/2 page inside the book to dedicate, appropriately, as you wish. A nice way to remember a departed loved one or celebrate an important occasion!

  • Supporter
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    Your support will make an incredible difference in the lives of those who seek to strengthen the Jewish community as well as their own personal connections to Torah. You will receive a personalized email thanking you for your support + an e-copy of "Torah for all Occasions" before it goes to press + 2 signed print copies of the book when it is published, with complimentary free shipping + Receive a full page inside the book to dedicate, appropriately, as you wish.

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    Your generous contribution will be the push we need to publishing this book and transforming the landscape of Torah study. You will receive a personalized email thanking you for your support + an e-copy of "Torah for all Occasions" before it goes to press + 2 signed print copies of the book when it is published, with complimentary free shipping + 5 full pages inside the book for dedications + Your name will also be mentioned, in bold, in the book's introduction.

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