I need to purchase tefilin for my son’s bar mitzvah. I’ve heard the names Stack and Bryer for m’hudar sofer and batim but have no other information. Contact information or other recommendations?
You don’t mention where you live. Most people go to a local seforim store or to a sofer to purchase tefillin. Rabbi Heshy Pinkus (onwer of Tiferes Stam Judaica, 1664 Coney Island Ave. in Brooklyn) sits with the bar mitzvah bachur and his (parents, siblings, grandparents etc) and discusses the entire process of how tefillin are made. It takes about 45 minutes to an hour.