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About the Tefillin Project

  • The Tefillin Project was created to give the opportunity to every man from age 13 and older to have and use their very own pair of Tefillin. Just as Israel is the birthright to every Jew regardless if you have ever been to Israel or not, Tefillin is the birthright of every Jewish male - the right of passage to adulthood. What is this right of passage, and why is it so strongly symbolized in the putting of Tefillin?

    The right of passage is the maturity level that is reached by both body and soul at the age of 13, as they begin working as partners to connect, elevate and transform the world we live in by way ofMitzvot - from honoring your partners, to helping the poor, to eating Matzot, studying Torah, etc.

    Tefillin, which is donned on the head, and on the arm (next to the heart), act as a daily reminder that our head and heart, while at times feel at odds, can ultimately work well together. When they do, we are creating in a most perfect way, our right of passage. 

     Also, the arm and head are the two basic instruments of life: action and knowledge. The Tefillin represent the "binding" and dedication of these instruments of life to serve G-d.  

    We  hope you or someone you may know, will benefit from this opportunity to have your own pair of Tefillin and wear them daily. May your heart and head work in harmony as you begin to transform our world into a better place with the light of Torah andMitzvot

    For more information please email the Rabbi at  [email protected]  or call 786-282-0413

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