In June 2006 Handshouse Studio held a week-long workshop to build a full-size replica of the Gwozdziec Synagogue's bimah, the elevated platform where a rabbi reads from the Torah. The elaborate bimah is wooden and all hand carved. University of Wisconsin Professor Thomas C. Hubka, architect Nat Crosby as well as a team of volunteers were able to design the bimah from existing drawings and other sources; during the workshop, students used traditional tools to build the replica bimah.
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