Tree Of Life Congregation B'nai Israel

Upon entering Congregation B’nai Israel, one sees our first, and full, Tree Of Life, a symbol or 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 commenting 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 we all John Campbell, jr.campbell@sbcglogal.net, or to me Fred Zola, fredzola@earthlink.net.  The cost is $300 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