Congregation Dorshei Emet has commissioned a new Torah; the first one in Canada that will be scribed by a woman. This history-making undertaking will be called Torat Imeinu, and will be a big part of the celebration of our Jubilee Year.
Jen Taylor Friedman is a post-denominational halakhically-observant egalitarian Jewish ritual scribe and scholar. She is notorious for having created Tefillin Barbie, and notable for being the first woman in modern times known to have written a sefer Torah. In 2007, the Forward listed her as a Top 50 Jew. She lives in New York City and teaches aspiring scribes. Dorshei Emet's Torah is her third Torah scroll.