Own a Piece of History

Mezuzot crafted from ark timber remnants

After four years of working with Tom Lutz Furniture, CBI’s Ark Design Group is excited to share that the design of our synagogue’s new Ark has been finalized and construction is under way.  Taking into account where we live in the Pacific Northwest and the interior design of the synagogue, the Ark Design Group recommended purchase of premium Coastal Douglas Fir timbers for the portals, the structure that will hold the Ark cabinet.

Before construction of the portals could begin, the harvested timbers were dried in a state-of-the-art radio frequency kiln for five months to ensure the integrity and longevity of the wood.  These magnificent portals were just installed on our bimah, ready for the interior cabinet of the ark when completed.

The remnant pieces of wood were saved to create a limited number of custom mezuzot to mark this special moment in CBI’s history.  Your purchase of this unique mezuzah will help us complete construction of the ark in a timely manner.

Mezuzah Details

Each mezuzah is handcrafted exclusively from CBI’s ark timbers.  The letter Shin is laser engraved on the front.  Dimensions are approximately 5”h x 1”w x ¾”d.

Your mezuzah will include a paper scroll, a certificate of authenticity and mounting hardware.

The cost of each mezuzah is $180.00 (maximum of four mezuzot per family, please).

Ordering Procedure

  • Mezuzot should be pre-ordered by May 8, 2020. You can purchase online (payment will be immediate), or download the order form  and mail a check to the office.
  • Mezuzot will be ready for pickup within 30 days of the order closing date (by early June 2020).


Questions? Please contact Vicki Jaffe, (360) 220-5951