"Taking the classes with Dov was one of the most important educational experiences I have had. The combination of the intellectual, the spiritual, the artistic and the creative learning was unique and uplifting. From the first lesson we were delving into texts and learning to scribe. The things I learnt with Dov have changed the way I think about Hebrew, Torah and T'fillah. I also have the technical skills I need to continue working on my own scribal art."(Deborah L.)
"Dear Dov, it has been such a gift to learn from you and spend time with you." (Valery G.)
"Dov, I had a wonderful time learning from and with you. You were patient and considerate, and I appreciate how you were flexible with my questions. I was so happy to learn not only the letters and rules for making them, but some of the midrash and other text/philosophy around them. The only thing that was missing was more time. I also appreciate how you were clear when you could share certain knowledge with me, and when you couldn't, and that you were free with explaining where your personal boundaries were concerning women and what they can write. You were always very respectful and nurturing." (Caroline)
"Dear Dov, I want to thank you very much for teaching me scribal arts. Your class really has been an inspiration to me. Thank you for opening my eyes towards a new path of understanding." (Aimee G.)
"Dear Dov, thank you for that beautiful framed work you made for us.
Its a real treasure, the lettering makes it a real work of art."
"Dear Dov, thank you so much for writing our ketuba." (Dalia and Yosef)
"Dear Dov, thank you so much for leading such an incredible class. Learning from you has been an honour and a pleasure, and i look forward to continuing my exploration of scribal arts. You have opened my eyes to an incredible aspect of Judaism and Torah, that i will continue to cherish." (Sophie N.)
"Dear Dov, i can’t tell you how much I appreciate your teaching for my father’s yahrzeit." (Helaine F.)
"I can't thank you enough for your teaching this summer. I will keep you posted on how the project is going."(Shira)
"Thank you Dov! It was amazing to learn from you. Your classes gave me a totally new dimension of understanding the Torah. You can really bring the Hebrew letters to life. I hope that I will have the opportunity to continue in one year, Be'Ezrat HaShen" (David)
"Dear Dov, thank you so much for your guidance and assistance for this once-in-a-lifetime project of writing our own ketuba." (Stef and Matt)
"Dear Dov, thank you for the scribal arts class this winter. I wanted you to know how much I learned and how much I enjoyed your class. you have a wonderful way of teaching. Thank you so much."(Rachel S.)
"Thank you so very much for the scribal arts classes. I've had so many opportunities to use the skills even in this short time since taking the class- whether for cards, gifts, or really sophisticated doodles during lectures! You gave us such a solid foundation, and I hope to continue with it in the future." (Shoshana)
"Thank you! And thank you again for such a wonderful class- it was the highlight of my time in Pardes" (Steven)