From the above verse our Sages derive that every Jew is commanded to write a Torah scroll; a commandment which can be fulfilled by writing a single letter of a complete scroll.
Writing or dedicating a new Torah Scroll is a very special decision. Many do so in order to honor the life or memory of a loved one. For Synagogues and Schools, it's also a major fundraising opportunity. Undertaking a Sefer Torah project fosters broad community participation, bringing people together through inspirational and educational programming. Bar none, it's a most memorable and uplifting community building experience. In addition, it provides a wonderful opportunity for one to fulfill the 613th mitzvah of writing a Torah Scroll. Both on a personal and communal level, ushering a new Sefer Torah into our Synagogue or School, is a most moving and momentous event.
In Judaism, there are three major writing traditions. These influence the shape of the writing font, but not the content of the text. The text of the Torah remains immutable as per our sacred heritage passed down through the ages.
• Bet Yosef Script - Preferred by Ashkenaz Communities
• Ketav Arizal - Preferred by Chassidic & Eastern European Communities