Ritual Objects

When Kehilat Hadar began, our community relied on the generousity of other organizations including Drisha and Solomon Schechter to loan us ritual objects. We have since been privileged to receive the following gifts:

  • Kehilat Hadar's aron (ark) and amud (table from which services are lead) were built for our community by Joseph Greenfield z"l, the grandfather of Josh Greenfield, a former Kehilat Hadar Gabbai. He considered our unique community and conveniently built handles onto the aron so that we could easily carry it with us on our travels around the Upper West Side!
  • Our amud cover was designed and created by Lisa Glass and dedicated to Hadar by Rabbi Shai Held in memory of his father, Moshe Held z"l, and dear friend Willy Iancu, z"l. Read a statement from Lisa about the cover's design and her experience creating it.
  • Kehilat Hadar's first sefer Torah was donated by Dr. Shuly Rubin Schwartz and her family in the Spring of 2005. Rabbi Michael Katz had commissioned the sefer Torah in memory of Rabbi Gershon Schwartz, z"l, the husband of Dr. Schwartz and father of Moshe, Aviva, Tali, Hadar, and Elie Schwartz, z"l. The Torah is clothed in a beautiful cover bearing his name. The Torah cover was designed by Sarah Jacobs to include Biblical verses, also found in the siddur, which members of the community selected. The yad we use was a gift of gratitude by a guest who visited Kehilat Hadar. 
  • Kehilat Hadar purchased a second sefer Torah in the summer of 2007  from the community at the Avenue Z Jewish Center in Brooklyn.   The Torah was dedicated and outfitted with a new cover in 2008. The yad we use when reading from the second sefer Torah was given to the community by Cantor Steven Friedrich of the Suburban Jewish Community Center-Bnai Aron in Havertown, Pennsylvania after his visit in February, 2005.
  • The cover for the table under the aron was created by Deena Fox, a former Kehilat Hadar Gabbai.