“Through the act of making something holy and lovely, Jason made a commitment to study and understand the Jewish community and  various aspects of  spirituality and meaning related to Torah.  In this way,  he could… infuse it with a spiritual frame of heart and mind beyond the love of the wood and process.   

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To say the ark is beautiful is an understatement... Jason’s  commitment  to learn about and understand aspects of the Jewish faith and traditions — his … interest in dialogue about what a Torah and it’s mishcan means to a Jewish community —  created for me a connection that cannot be named, but only felt.”  

This Ark, or dwelling place for the Torah, was built for a community who values the process of creating, and who wishes to deepen their connection to place and their ties within the community.  The ten Hebrew letters inlaid on the front are in a simple script to enable young Hebrew scholars to recognize them.  A brass plaque on the side honors two elders of the community.  The Eternal Light was made by glassblower Robert Burch.

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