Kiriat Ya’arim Synagogue

Bass Synagogue Furniture custom designed, produced, and installed The Kiriyat Ya’arim Synagogue in Israel, located in Telz Stone. This large synagogue project included a hand carved aron kodesh with twisted columns, bimah, podiums, and about 50 square meters of library book cases.  The project was completed before Pesach 2016.  All the woodwork is hand carved on site at the Bass Synagogue Furniture studios, twenty minutes from Jerusalem.

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Custom Built-in Synagogue Interiors

Bass Synagogue Furniture specializes in custom design and construction of synagogue interiors throughout the world.  This classic style aron kodesh features hand carved solid wood columns, recess carved plaques. The height above the ark is divided into two floors divided by hand made molding in the same wood as the carvings.  To the right and left of the eastern wall of the synagogue stand two podiums built for the rabbi and chazzan.  The center crown demonstrates depth in hand carving and hanging wood carved features lit from behind with LED lighting.  The rabbi’s lectern has a pull out table to drop for sitting position.  The bimah features pre-purchased carving and top that opens above.  The book shelves are adorned with the the same hand made hardwood molding used above the torah ark and curved top.  Contact us to work on a custom design for your synagogue interior and furniture.

Watch the details of the aron kodesh being carved by hand by master carver Gabriel Bass:

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Customize Your Synagogue Interior

Each Synagogue Interior is custom designed and built according to your specifications, measurements, and stain choice. We will provide you a detailed three-dimensional rendering of your space with the proposed furnishings. The rendering include beautiful walk through images that actualizes your intended interior design and furniture, which can help continue to raise funds for your project and allow donors to see that they are donated to a real plan that will come into existence. You can picture and image your space. We continue to work with you on revisions until you are fully satisfied with the final design and budget.

How to go about customizing your synagogue interior design?  For your free estimate send us an email to or fill out the contact form on the website. The more you have of the following information the more accurate we will be able to estimate the project and start the renderings.

-Choose one person from your committee to act as the go between

-Take measurements and photographs of your space.

-Get a general idea of the measurements you want for the furniture, including heights. How many torahs do you have? What is the general size of the space, congregation, and synagogue participation?

-Browse the various categories on our website for the furniture you need. Let us know if there are any models we have done in the past that would serve you well or that we could use as a departure point for customization.

-Will any of the furnishings be portable? If so, how far and how often?

-Brainstorm with your committee or any decision makers about which furnishing you need, the style and functional needs. Traditional or contemporary?

-Get an idea of your budget. Although we will propose a budget to you based upon your needs, once we start the design process it is important to design accordingly.

-Choose materials and finish.  For more details regarding wood, stain, and finish options



Any product with a discounted price is currently available for sale or can be quickly finished in the stain of your choice. You can be easily order online by registering and adding to your cart. Feel free to contact us via email or telephone for availability, custom options, and shipping prices.

Custom projects are processed individually. Please contact us with as much information as you have, pictures, measurements, style, etc. We will then produce for you a detailed three dimensional computer rendering of the proposed furnishings. The renderings will help you, your committee, and donors actualize how the project will look in your space. It can also help greatly to raise additional funds and make your project a reality. We continue to revise the sketches according to your feedback until you are fully satisfied with the design and budget before we begin production.


We ship all products internationally by air express door to door with full insurance at very modest discounted prices. Smaller products, such as judaica and ner tamids are sent via EMS, usually taking 3-5 business days. Furniture up to entire synagogue interiors are shipped via UPS air taking 5-10 business days. All work is custom crated in the studio and insured by us (meaning we take care of any issues immediately and on our bill, no need to file a report)

Additional Information

Each product is crafted individually, by hand, with attention to detail. Our clients appreciate the work and service we provide. We follow all plans and requests down to scale and our clients delighted by the products they receive. In order for us to deliver the best quality product, we need to make decisions regarding some details during production. You are likely not going to receive the exact product in the photograph on the website. Because of the organic nature of other custom projects, such as carving or glass work, there is no way in describing the exact details in rendering in advance. The only decisions that we make are those that we believe will make the product either of higher quality, stronger, more functional, or aesthetically pleasing. As a client of any craftsman you are putting your confidence in their decisions.