We have to replace the main OJC Ark as its surface is detaching and it is not fireproof or waterproof. Robin Furlong, a well-known furniture maker will produce the new Ark and design new external and internal lighting.
Robin will also update the front of the 40-year-old main shul with a new bimah, lectern, disabled-access platform and seating (picture).
The Ark will be made of walnut with a pattern representing the sound of prayer. The seat backs are designed to hold the Torah mantels and bells.
We expect the work to be completed by December 2017.
How you can help
- The project will cost about £130K and, thanks to some generous donations, we now have over 50%. We are now asking all OJC members to contribute – even the children at cheder will be baking biscuits!
- We also hope that Oxford alumni and other friends of the OJC will want to help - you can download a donation form here.
- If you want to discuss a donation or any other aspect of the project, please contact us here.