Be’er Seminary in Yeruham is a community seminary that combines diverse Beit Midrash studies with community work. Tami Bitton, the director of the seminary, takes care of filling it with content and enriching the spiritual world of the wonderful girls who study there. Beyond the content, it was important for her to give the spirituality an aesthetic and pleasant expression in the design. When Tammy turned to Aryeh Brenner, the most amazing carpenter we had ever met, asking him to design and build the furniture for the beit midrash, he offered us to collaborate and work on the project together. The opportunity of designing elements for a spiritual, religious place, in our style, and the collaboration with Aryeh, fascinated us and so we set off. Inside the round space we have combined a contemporary, cozy, delicate and flowing design that corresponds with the metaphorical well (Be’er) and the shape of the space. We put emphasis on the details, looking in and out and the natural light that penetrates during the day. The mobility and dynamism that the design expresses symbolizes the process that the girls go through in the place. It was important for us to express spirituality in a contemporary and clean language, while understanding the needs of the girls studying at the place.
Photographer: Liran Sharabi