In Progress

Watch the best craftsmen in Israel at the Jewish Artist Center building synagogue furniture and entire synagogue interiors.  From design to production to installation you can see the unique techniques and watch the synagogues as they are in the process of being designed, built, cut, carved, glued, joined, ornamented, lathed, and molded and shaped.

Woodworking Studio

Welcome to our woodworking studios! The Jewish Artist Center in collaboration with Bass Furniture houses the finest collection of both state of the art machinery, as well as hand tools. You can do anything that you can image, from design, through production, and finish. There is no shortage of the finest hardware. Learn time tested …

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aron kodesh synagogue interior design

Or Torah- Skokie, IL

Or Torah, the largest modern orthodox shul in the Chicago area consists of 4 chapels. The project at the synagogue includes the main shul, bet midrash, east and west sanctuaries. The remodel consists of Aron Kodeshes, Torah Reading tables, amud tefillah, mechitzas and ner tamid for each of the chapels. The seating for the first …

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custom designed wood Aron Kodesh features hand carving and lighting

Kriat Ya’arim, Jerusalem Synagogue Interior

View the finished product Bass Synagogue Furniture was commissioned by Synagogue Binyan Bracha V’shalom synagogue in Kriat Ya’arim, Tel Stone, Israel. The project was custom designed in three dimensional renderings and includes an aron kodesh, bimah, two podiums, and fourty meters of library shelving throughout the synagogue. All synagogue furnishings will be installed on site. The aron kodesh stands tall at …

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Wood carving of traditional torah ark for synagogue in Israel

Hand Traditional Wood Carving Detail for Synagogues

At Bass Synagogue Furniture all the carving detail work is produced by hand by Jewish artisans in Israel.  The Kiriat Yaarim built in aron kodesh took three months of intensive daily carving to complete. Each detail is unique to this project. Watch our master carver Gabriel Bass carving the synagogue detail work:

bimah before Katrina

Beth Israel New Orleans

Installed Spring/Summer 2012 New Orleans, USA Bet Israel is one of the oldest synagogues in the southern United States.  Destroyed in the wake of floods from Hurricane Katrina, Custom Carving was asked to help design and create a new Mechitza and Aron Kodesh to match the Bimah which was being reconstructed from the original.   The …

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Glass Blowing Taking a Dip

Kol Ami Eternal Flame

Summer 2012 Vancouver, Washington, USA A Ner Tamid has been commissioned by the Congregation Kol Ami community to be hung from the high ceiling in their beautiful new building. This Ner Tamid will be based on a Ner Tamid previously designed for a synagogue in Bet Shemesh, Israel, featuring 5-8 hand blown and pulled transparent blue and …

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Syrian crown torah case

Syrian Torah Case

This Torah case was commissioned to house a 300 year old Torah scroll rescued from Damascus, Syria in September 2001, thanks to assistance of the Syrian Jewish community, as well as the American and Israeli governments. The Torah is being rededicated by the Cohen-Sadan Charitable Trust as a Torah which will be lent out to …

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aron kodesh toronto in progress

Toronto Synagogue

Location:  Toronto, Canada Aron Kodesh, Bimah, Mechitza, Doorways, Library, Shtender, and more. Installation plannned for May 20th, 2014 Watch the video about this exciting project in progress: This project demonstrates some of the most unique woodworking and carpentry techniques that Custom Carving has to offer.   The Aron Kodesh has been carved in deep relief …

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sanding curved doors

Curved Doors Aron Kodesh

Owner:  RABBI MENDEL Organization: Jewish Belgravia Location:  London England This Aron Kodesh demonstrates the highest skill level of our work in solid wood.  This project consists of curved solid wood glue ups, doors and pillars.   The doors were then shaped by hand and sanded before they were carved with a knife by the artist Gabriel …

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Framework for glass and wood tree

CTJ Conservative Synagogue Doors

Manhattan Beach, Los Angeles, CA January 2015 Doors were custom commissioned by CTJ Conservative Synagogue in California.  Gabriel designs and builds the doors using a unique technique of wood joinery, carving, and stained glass. Take a look at the video to see how they were built. [youtube=]

shelves in progress

Synagogue Shipped

July 8th- July 12th          Toronto, ON Canada   After more than 3 months of intense production at our studios in Israel, we have shipped the interior carpentry, wainscoting, shelving, tables, bimah, and aron kodesh to the Yeshivas Mishkan HaTorah in Toronto for installation.   Gabriel will be arriving to install the work with local carpenters.  …

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