The cantor’s lectern is used in Ashkenazi communities only, however, since the cantor’s lectern also serves as a demanding page, there are communities that place such an item on the front of the synagogue.
Usually the front of the cantor (in front of his face) you will see the verse, “I will meet the Lord before me always” in order to “remind” the cantor of the sanctity of the class in which he is used.
In certain communities it is customary to light candles in front of the cantor, and therefore in certain cantorial columns there is preparation for candles or for electric lighting.
Some of the Cantor’s columns incorporate additional elements such as a clock, a removable shelf, a drawer for prayer books, a prayer shawl and a candle stand.
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 synagogue cantor lectern 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.