TBS Tallit Memories Project: What’s Your Tallit Story?

What’s your tallit story?

Rabbi Sharon Sobel is pleased to launch TBS’s “Sharing Personal Tallit Memories” writing project. These stories will be collected, compiled and distributed during our Scholar/Artist in Residence Weekend February 3-5th, 2023 with Daniel Abramson.

Daniel is an educator, artist, environmentalist. We’ll be learning with him, creating an oversize painting-on-silk TBS tallit to be used for community events, and celebrating Tu B’shvat with our community-wide Tu B’shvat Festival on Sunday, February 5th, beginning at 9 am. (Stay tuned for details!)

Submit your story

Details for Written Submissions for this project, titled “Ufros Aleinu Sukkot Shlomeicha – Spread Over Us the Shelter of Your Peace”  – Personal Tallit Memories

  1. All submissions must be submitted via Word format, or in the body of an email (any other format will not be accepted).
  2. Submission must include your full name, mobile number, and email address. Please indicate whether or not you give permission to publish your name with your submission.
  3. Submissions should please be a maximum of 400 words and should be proof-read for spelling and grammar corrections. (Please understand that submissions may be edited for brevity, clarity and/or grammar).
  4. Photos in jpg format are welcome (but not necessary)!
  5. Submissions can also take the form of a poem, a drawing or a photo with a paragraph explaining its significance.
  6. All submissions must involve the theme of “tallit,” and should be your own true memories (ie, we’re not looking for fiction at this time).
  7. All submissions should be emailed to: rabbisobel@tbsoc.com by Thursday, January 19th. Submissions received after this date may not be included. (If you do not receive a reply that your submission was received, please call Rabbi Sobel to see if she received it.



  • Mark Thompson’s tallit gifted to him by TBS on his 13th anniversary here.
  • Mitch Cohen’s tallit that he purchased in the Old City of Jerusalem in 1992.
  • Mike Winston’s tallit that he bought for his grandfather in Israel and is once again his, now that his grandfather is no longer alive.
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