Pillars Menorah

Artist Gabriel Bass originally designed and produced this winning entry for the Menorah Competition at the Philadelphia Jewish Art Museum near the beginning of his career. The menorah was later purchased by the Katzen Museum of Art at The American University in Washington DC, where it is part of the museum’s permanent collection. The impressive Hanukkah menorah stands to chest height and four inches deep. It was carved completely by hand from old-growth yellow cedar, using carving tools and techniques Gabriel learned as an apprentice to totem pole carvers in British Columbia in the late nineteen-nineties.

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Award Winning Menorah Designs

This Hannukiah was custom built according to competition guideline for the Museum contest in Philadelphia. Gabriel has been the recipient of many Judaica competitions throughout his career, including the Spertus Prize in Los Angeles. Whether you are a collector or would like to purchase a special Judaic gift, Bass Furniture and Judaica would be glad to work with you to design the perfect ceremonial item. Please contact us for information on how to design and produce a hanukiah to suit your style and budget.  We offer only the highest grade materials, finest craftsmanship and best service of any judaica manufacturer anywhere.  We offer your choice of wood, stain color and finish, as well as unique detail work in carving and glass.

Watch Gabriel create the glass!

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Materials

Cedar

Ordering

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.



Shipping

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.