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Tree Of Life Congregation B'nai Israel

Upon entering Congregation B’nai Israel, one sees our first, and full, Tree Of Life, a symbol of our many joys and happiness. Read the plaques on the original Tree of Life; they reflect the history of CBI.   I have two plaques on that Tree of Life: one commemorating our son’s Bar Mitzvah and one for our twenty-fifth wedding anniversary.

Thanks to the generosity of the Campbell family, our synagogue has a second Tree of Life, with lovely, golden leaves, ready to commemorate our community’s many simchas!  I have ordered one leaf to honor my grandson’s Bar Mitzvah and soon will order a second leaf for our thirty-fifth wedding anniversary.

I suggest each member of Congregation B’nai Israel think of two happy events in our lives worth remembering and purchase a “leaf” on the Tree of Life.  If you are interested, contact  John Campbell,, or  me, Fred Zola,  The cost is $100 per leaf. Every time you enter our synagogue, you, your family and your friends will be reminded of a joyous time in your lives.

  • Significant anniversaries or birthdays
  • Births, Brit Milah, Baby naming
  • Bar and Bat Mitzvah
  • Parents and grandparents honoring their children & grandchildren
  • Children & grandchildren honoring their parents & grandparents
  • CBI Leaders
  • Community members’ accomplishments     

Let us hold onto and remember our happy times and fill our beautiful, new, Tree of Life.

Fred Zola