IFRAA INTERNATIONAL VISUAL ARTS  AWARD

OTHER AWARDS

HAROLD RABINOWITZ;
Sanctuary Design Corporation
648 Balfour Place
Melville, New York 11747
(516) 484-2048

Project
Torah ark
Congregation Beth Israel
Portland, Oregon

The basic shape of Temple Beth Israel's chapel is an octagon two stories high. Our aim was to create a unified, spiritually heightened, worship space accessible to all and embracing to those who come to pray. Our design motif was extrapolated from this form with the use of curved embracing lines. The bema was designed to allow access to the ark, which is wall mounted and has a floating effect. The lines of the ark lead the worshippers' eyes to the eternal light and to the Hebrew phrase above the ark. 

Jury: The simple, yet rich and distinctively flowing lines are uplifting, and the composition emphasizes the sense of dignity and reverence.

EXHIBITIONS/AWARDS

  • 2001 HEBREW UNION COLLEGE, CINCINNATI, OH.
  • 2001 HEBREW UNION COLLEGE, NEW YORK, NY.
  • 1998 MITCHELL MUSEUM, MT. VERNON, ILL.
  • 1998 MINNEAPOLIS INSTITUTE OF ART, MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.
  • 1998 CARNEGIE MUSEUM OF ART, PITTSBURGH, PA.
  • 1997 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MUSEUM, NEW YORK, NY.
  • 1997 SKIRBALL MUSEUM, CINCINNATI, OH.
  • 1997 NATIONAL ORNAMENTAL METAL MUSEUM, MEMPHIS, TENN.
  • 1997 INDIANA UNIVERSITY ARTS MUSEUM, BLOOMINGTON, IND.
  • 1996 JERUSALEM 3,000, JERUSALEM, ISRAEL.
  • 1996 SEMI FINALIST, SPERTUS MUSEUM, CHICAGO, IL.
  • 1990 FLAGLER MUSEUM, PALM BEACH, FL.
  • 1989 MIZEL MUSEUM, DENVER, CO.
  • 1988 KLUTZNIK MUSEUM, WASHINGTON, DC.
  • 1985 ALBANY NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF HISTORY AND ART, NY.
  • 1984 JOSLYN ART MUSEUM, OMAHA, NE.
  • 1984 THIRTEEN COLLECTION, SOTHEBY'S, NY, NY.
  • 1984 INTERFAITH FORUM ON RELIGIOUS ART AND ARCHITECTURE,
    WASHINGTON, DC.
  • 1983 LITURGICAL ARTS EXHIBITION, THOMAS MORE UNIV.
    BOWLING GREEN, OH.
  • 1982 JUDAICA MUSEUM, TEMPLE BETH SHALOM, ROSLYN HTS, NY.
  • 1981 JEWISH MUSEUM, NY, NY.
  • 1980 MUSEUM OF ART OF NORTH CAROLINA, RALEIGH, NC.