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Ark-Open.jpg
The Torah ark or ark in a synagogue is known in Hebrew as the Aron Kodesh by the Ashkenazim and as the Hekhál amongst most Sefardim. It is generally a receptacle, or ornamental closet, which contains each synagogue's Torah scrolls (Sifrei Torah in…

Painting of Ten Commandments
Hangs over the Ark

Banca.jpg
As in all Spanish-Portuguese synagogues, the Banca is situated in the middle of the northern wall

Bimah.jpg

Silver-Rimonim-4.jpg

Silver-Breastplate-Teitz.jpg

Silver-Breastplate-Dannin.jpg

Silver-Torah-Breastplate-Klein-Fastiff.jpg

Tsedakah-Boxes.jpg
The pre-restoration Tsedakah boxes were chipped and the surface eroded. The silver escutcheon and nameplate were tarnished. The donation slots had been eroded from use over the years. To preserve the historic character of the slots, the…

Marble-Gilded-Plaque.jpg
Before restoration, the marble surface and incised letters were covered with oily soot from burning candles. This had attracted dust, which had also become affixed. The rosettes were heavily corroded. To restore the object, the surface was washed…
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