Interview with Micah Oberman, Lavi`s CEO, on Channel 20 about the reconstruction of the Aron Kodesh/Holy Ark of the Yaslo community in Poland that was burned by the Nazis in 1939 in the Holocaust.
The synagogue in the Jewish center, located near the home of Russian President Vladimir Putin, was designed and furnished by Lavi Furniture Industries from Kibbutz Lavi.
Lavi`s Sales Manager, Shalom Ashkenazi, offers guidance for those purchasing synagogue furniture. The process is relatively complex and sometimes even frustrating. Shalom discusses the influence of personal preferences and tastes and advises how best to work towards mutual agreement
Once the decision path is chosen and the purchasing committee nominated, the next step is to examine the synagogue furniture and furnishings and evaluate the different manufacturers. Lavi suggests how to define parameters.
One of the principal questions posed by potential clients is: “What are the main factors influencing product quality?” Our answer is the quality of the raw materials and how production technology is used to assure consistently high value when building the shul furniture.
Since the term `comfort` is a subjective feeling describing the relationship between the user and the way the product is used, more objective measurement indices are required. Seating in the theater is not like seating in a synagogue. This article provides assistance in properly calibrating `comfort`.
For the first time in history, Lavi restored a synagogue that was destroyed by the Nazis in the Holocaust. For 77 years, the Yaslo synagogue in Poland was just a memory, but Lavi undertook its complete rebuilding for the Forest Hill community in Toronto, Canada. Recently this large and exciting project was completed.
Many Jewish communities ask the manufacturer to make a `sample bench` for them to evaluate synagogue seating. They believe that after judging this bench and comfort level, they can decide to purchase. Yet theory doesn`t work out in practice. Here`s why.
Because synagogue furniture projects involve significant budgets, the size of the manufacturing company and its long-term trading reputation are major issues. The most important step after signing the order and making the advance payment is having peace of mind.