MAAVAR - Support for Synagogues in Transition

Advice, Referrals and Clearinghouse for Sacred Objects

Contact info(at) for info and inquiries.

Temple Beth Am, Randolph is moving to a new home in Canton.
Items are available immediately for pickup by arrangement.
Contact: Natalie Weinberg, NJWTeach(at)

Display case for Holocaust Torah or other important scroll

It is 109 inches high and 5 feet wide.  It opens from the back, and has brackets for holding a torah up and open.

They cannot take this beautiful brass menorah with them.

It is 37 inches across at its widest point, and 51 inches from the lower tip to the top of the middle candle.

Torah Stand

Lectern (No Picture) with Large Star of David.
42 inches high, 32 inches deep, 20 inches wide plus two fold-down of one foot each.

Temple Beth Am in Randolph is also disposing of its library.
All of the listed books are available for immediate donation.
If you see anything on this downloadable PDF, please contact Stan Zoll at spzoll(at) to request it.


Temple Beth Shalom, Needham has completed a major renovation and has some items that no longer have a place in the building.
Contact: Marguerite Dowd, 781-444-0077

Torah Stand (Wood and Metal)

Torah Covers

Several white embroidered covers for High Holy Day use.

Reading Platform Cover


Signs of Our Past

A number of years ago Rabbi Michael Strassfeld began collecting signs from synagogues and other Jewish institutions that are closing. These signs reflect the story of American Jewry over the past 100 years. They range from lists of members in study groups to proper synagogue etiquette to matters related to money. It is a preservation project because most of these signs would end up in a dumpster. In the last few years Rabbi Strassfeld has found signs from Quincy, Springfield and Revere. The biggest challenge is finding out about synagogue's closing. Please let Rabbi Michael Strassfeld know if you hear of any Jewish institutions closing at mjstrassfeld(at)


Torah available for sale from Temple Kol Tikvah, Sharon.