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Members and friends enjoy a buffet lunch and share memories after the memorial service for long-time member Alan Schwartz.
Members and friends enjoy a buffet lunch and share memories after the memorial service for long-time member Alan Schwartz.
Photos from the life of Alan Schwartz.
Photos from the life of Alan Schwartz.
Members and friends share memories after the memorial service.
Members and friends share memories after the memorial service.

Many Congregation B’nai Israel members and friends joined together to honor and remember Alan Schwartz on May 1, 2022, at a memorial service led by Rabbi White. We remember his good cheer, his support and encouragement for youth and learning, and his long-time support as a leader in our synagogue. May his memory be a blessing.

Mulch is now covering most of the area below the sanctuary windows.
Mulch is now covering most of the area below the sanctuary windows.

Keetah Bet has worked hard to cover the new C.H.A.I. garden are with mulch! We started laying down the mulch in mid-March, and workers have come every Sunday to keep putting down cardboard and spread mulch on top. Only a few corners are left! 

Trimming the plants to create the Wildlife Garden.
Trimming the plants to create the Wildlife Garden.

Keetah Bet

   The Keetah Bet Sunday School class has been working for about a month on their garden project: C.H.A.I, or Climate Healing Awareness Initiative. They are documenting the project (and posting weekly on our Facebook page) in order to raise awareness in the community on how the garden will be beneficial to the climate. The goal is to become a Certified Wildlife Habitat where animals can raise young and find shelter, food, and water. The climate crisis continuously destroys the habitats of animals and plants. We feel it is our responsibility to create habitats for the wildlife in need. We will focus on Bees, Butterflies, Bats, and Birds, with access to water and native and drought tolerant plants such as Butterfly Bush, Sticky Monkey Flower, Dahlia, Milkweed, and more. The space is exclusively for our wildlife friends only.  Keetah Bet is excited to hopefully use CBI as a place of rebirth to help build a better planet.