Micah Art Art Work This is a slide show of Micah art works. Use the white arrows on the right or left side to scroll through it. Master woodworker George Scott of Keene, New Hampshire crafted the cart used for the Shabbat Kiddush, the drop-leaf table next to the bima, and the portable cart used to store siddurs in the sanctuary. Mr. Scott came to know Temple Micah through his step-daughter and son-in-law, Micah members Jocelyn Guyer and Joshua Seidman. (The adult Bnai Torah class provided funds for the Kiddush cart in 2008.) The design of the Kiddush cart echoes some of the features of the place in which it resides. For instance, the multi-paned glass windows in the doors leading into the sanctuary are reflected in the doors of the bookcase, and the top is decorated using a border of 3/8” black vitrious glass tile with a blue accent piece that matches the color of the accent bricks on the outside of the building. (Located in the upper lobby; supported by donations from an Adult Bnai Torah class) The rolling bookcase in the Sanctuary has some features reminiscent of Frank Lloyd Wright. The drop-leaf table design is based on a similar table that was damaged during a move. It rests on the Bimah to hold service texts. The stained glass windows in the sanctuary above the arks were designed and executed by stained glass artist Martha Aines Lessard. She lives in Carson City NV and is the sister-in-law of Micah members Jack and Judith Hadley. The central window (shown above) represents an eternal flame, echoing the ner tamid directly below. The side panels (shown in next two slides) are in a braided pattern reminiscent of a challah, a havdalah candle, or the undulating Judean hills around Jerusalem. The six side panels also represent the six days of the week with the Sabbath shining above the other days. The lettering used for the frieze text surrounding the sanctuary was designed by Micah member Ted Cron (deceased). Jacob Weiner, grandfather of Micah Cantor Meryl Weiner’s husband George, constructed the kippah holder that sits outside the sanctuary. He built it in 1954 in the wood shop at the Workman’s Circle Home in NYC, where he lived from 1950 until his death in 1956. It was originally a podium for services at that facility. Jacob Weiner was born in Poland in 1884, came to America in 1919 and was a carpenter by trade. He gave George all of his tools when he could no longer make use of them. It inspired George’s love of woodworking. Architect and Micah member Judith Capen designed the etched glass throughout the building in conjunction with Micah member Rob Silver and architrave employees Ben Carleson and Vinsa Rabernach. The goal of the design concept is to reinforce the purpose of the “building” as a “synagogue” by using Jewish symbols rather than numbers to identify rooms and spaces. Thus the building itself acts as a teaching tool. Pictured above – spies. Portable Aron Kodesh crafted by Doug Taphouse, husband of Temple Micah Administrator Rachel Gross. It was constructed using Honduras Mahogany and American Cherry. The panel profiling and the line engraving were adapted from various Tree of Life images. Mr. Taphouse is an amateur woodworker – this was his first experience building furniture. (Located in the lower gallery.) A gift from Or Hadash synagogue in Haifa–it is an Emanuel tapestry. Feedback? We’d love to hear from you.