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Brawer & Hauptman, architects, architect, Philadelphia architects, healthcare architects, synagogue architects, church architects, primary care facility architects, mid-Atlantic, east coasts
In order to make the Sanctuary space at Temple Sholom as flexible as possible -- allowing for the Social Hall to expand and to fully accommodate nine classrooms -- it was necessary to find a way to remove the bema platform and conceal the ark.
The idea for a "Murphy Bema" was developed. The platform uses spring-loaded hardware that allows for easy operation. The underside of the bema presents an attractive decorative pattern of stained woods.
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