Rebbe’s Chair

This chair was commissioned by a loyal congregant to honor the synagogue’s rabbi, inspired by Rebbe Nachman’s chair that now sits in the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. The honoree in turn wanted the chair to convey a message of empowerment to the congregation, using the oft-interpreted line from Pirkei Avot “Select for yourself someone who can serve as your teacher and thereby acquire a colleague”. The chair incorporates solid carved as well as bentwood mahogany, and upholstery fabric and materials.