A Tree of Life is a celebration of joy and happiness. Our Synagogue has a new Tree of Life thanks to the generosity of the Campbell Family. Recently the Tree of Life at the entrance of Congregation B’nai Israel became full, no more room to memorialize our happy events.Now we have a new, second Tree of Life. In all of our lives we experience happy times and sad times. Let us grasp the happy times and enjoy every moment. May the sad times be few and brief. We can remember the happy times and share them with our Congregation by memorializing the moment on a “leaf” on the Tree.Read the plaques on the original Tree of Life and you will see happy moments from past generations. Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, significant anniversaries and birthdays, births, parents honoring their children and grandchildren, children and grandchildren honoring their parents and grandparents, etc. In fact, reading the plaques on the Tree of Life is like reading the history of Congregation B’nai Israel. I have two plaqueson that Tree of Life; one commemorating our son’s Bar Mitzvah and one for our twenty-fifth anniversary. Now, our new Tree of Life is a blank slate, ready to be filled. I have ordered one plaque to honor my grandson’s Bar Mitzvah and soon will order a second for our thirty-fifth anniversary. Let’s fill this Tree with happy and joyous events. Future generations will read these plaques and remember this generation. I suggest each member of Congregation B’nai Israel think of two happy events in our lives worth remembering. Then purchase a “leaf” on the Tree. Every time you enter the Synagogue you and your family and your descendants will be reminded of a joyous time in your lives. If we all purchasetwo leaves of the Tree we can fill it and celebrate by adding a third Tree of Life. Send the message to be inscribed on the Tree to John Campbell – firstname.lastname@example.org – or to me. The cost is $300 per plaque. Let us hold onto and remember our happy times and fill our beautiful new Tree of Life.
fred zola email@example.com