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It started with one of our closest friends needing an ark for their son's Bar Mitzvah which was being held outside of the traditional synagogue setting.  The friend had been running around frantically looking for an ark that their officiant could use and found that there was no such rental available.  On one of their late night calls planning and preparing for the the event, my wife offered to make her an ark, however with the Bar Mitzvah only a week away it wasn't doable.  My wife and I have been married for 21 years and I can't tell you how many times she has decided she can do something herself and then actually gone out and done it.  A few months later our daughter was to be Bat Mitzvah'd, so she went into action and found an antique cabinet that she transformed into a beautiful, functional Torah Ark which tied the whole ceremony together.  Soon after our daughters Bat Mitzvah, friends started asking if

they could use the ark for their children's Bar and Bat Mitzvahs and the ark rental idea was born.  Soon after we were also able to procure a beautiful Torah.  More and more families these days are looking to have their ceremonies outside of the traditional synagogue setting but still want to have aspects of the traditional service and honor special family and friends with the role of opening and closing the ark.  We at TorahArk want to enhance your service whether it be a Bar/Bat Mitzvah or any other service with an ark designed with creativity, passion, tradition and love.

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