Ark Doors and Eternal Light
Temple Beth Hillel, South Windsor, Connecticut
Ark Doors are laminated wood, very deeply carved. The theme selected by the congregation was "Where heaven and earth meet." The image is of the heavenly tree that according to tradition has its branches pointing down toward earth and its roots upward, almost touching an earthly tree. Design by A. Schwarzbart and woodwork by Ernie Gross. The carved text at the top reads "Shema Yisrael."
7ft x 7ft
The Eternal light has a wood shelf with beveled glass projecting up and down, a similar idea to the doors.