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Amud Chazan – Shtibel Model

Not all synagogues feature an amud chazan. In Ashkenazi communities, it is customary for the chazan to stand alongside or in front of the Aron Kodesh, necessitating an amud. In other communities, prayers are conducted and derashas are delivered from the bimah, and there is no need for an amud chazan.

The amud chazan is designed to comfortably serve the chazan standing before it throughout the prayer service. The back of the amud often provides a shtender for the speaker as he addresses the congregation while facing the audience. Therefore, its planning and production factor in such considerations as height, mobility, storage for the chazan’s unique prayer items, the placement of the shelf for placing books, and more. Acoustic considerations, including sound dispersion throughout the synagogue, are also taken into account.

The traditional amud draws inspiration and design elements from the architectural language characterizing the synagogue (or beit midrash) environment. Its design harmonizes with the design of the Aron Kodesh and the bimah, as their proximity dictates similar design principles.

The Shtibel model is especially suitable for traditional style synagogues. The amud chazan includes a pair of column shafts with a molded capital and a panel with a customizable biblical verse. The wood stain and carving pattern can be selected from the options presented at the end of the catalog.

Dimensions
Height: 68.1” (1.73 m)
Width: 30.3” (0.77 m)
Depth: 25.2” (0.64 m)

The amud chazan is designed to comfortably serve the chazan standing before it throughout the prayer service. The back of the amud often provides a shtender for the speaker as he addresses the congregation while facing the audience. Therefore, its planning and production factor in such considerations as height, mobility, storage for the chazan’s unique prayer items, the placement of the shelf for placing books, and more. Acoustic considerations, including sound dispersion throughout the synagogue, are also taken into account.

The traditional amud draws inspiration and design elements from the architectural language characterizing the synagogue (or beit midrash) environment. Its design harmonizes with the design of the Aron Kodesh and the bimah, as their proximity dictates similar design principles.

The Shtibel model is especially suitable for traditional style synagogues. The amud chazan includes a pair of column shafts with a molded capital and a panel with a customizable biblical verse. The wood stain and carving pattern can be selected from the options presented at the end of the catalog.

Dimensions
Height: 68.1” (1.73 m)
Width: 30.3” (0.77 m)
Depth: 25.2” (0.64 m)

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