“Bimah” or “Teyva” or “Reading Table” is the table on which the Torah is read upon. The shape of the table is different between the different communities and stems from a different form of use.
In Ashkenazic communities, the Torah scroll is rolled on two wooden poles called “trees of life” and covered with a cloth “cloth”.
This book is recited with a sloping bed on the table. In most Sephardic communities, the Torah scroll is found in a round hard box with 12 wigs, in a book like this, standing on the table. In the Yemenite communities, the Torah scroll is found in a hard round box, but the custom is to read the Torah scroll when it is tilted on the table.
The design team at Gabriel Holy Design incorperates designers who specialize in the overall design of synagogues and Torah institutions.
Our team will adapt the design of your Bimah to a style suitable for your community.
Our designers know how to design in many styles, from traditional and antique to modern and innovative, and include materials and art items that suit the style as an integral part of the design.