50th Anniversary & “Tree of Life” Torah Project
Celebrating 50 Years…Building for 50 More
Congregation Bet Haverim/Jewish Fellowship of Davis
Torah Dedication – remembering a beautiful day in Bet Haverim history!
Sunday December 16, 2012 officially marked the close of our 50th anniversary celebrations with a wedding uniting two congregations with their new Torahs. CBH completed & received the Torah that more than 500 partners and their families scribed together since October 2011 with Soferet Jen Taylor-Friedman. CBH also donated a Torah originally brought to the Jewish Fellowship of Davis by Joyce Goldman’s father to Congregacion Adat Or Yisrael of Santa Maria, CA…it is their very first Torah.
For a look back at all of the day’s festivities:
Also, you may enjoy viewing coverage by the following local media:
Sacramento Bee – post-event article on Monday 12/17/12 – http://www.sacbee.com/2012/12/17/5058650/davis-synagogue-completes-solemn.html
Sacramento Bee photo gallery http://www.sacbee.com/multimedia/#gallery=/2012/12/16/5058174/bet-haverim-new-torah- celebration.html|photo=5058183
While nearly two years in the making, the final plans for the day were made possible through a collaboration by David Aladjem, Rabbi Greg Wolfe, Joy Cohan, Alan Titche, Michael Bobell, Virginia Lantry and Robin Kulakow. We appreciate their vision for this once-in-a-lifetime celebration!
The Tree of Life Campaign successfully meets & exceeds $500,000 goal
Thanks to the many CBH partners who invested in our congregations’s next 50 years, the Tree of Life Campaign now totals more that $530,000. In addition to the new Torah, these funds will provide for the physical, spiritual & educational enhancement of our community, as well as ensure financial security for CBH’s future. Mazel tov, CBH partners, YOU made a dream come true! Pledges & donations will continue to be accepted through December 31, 2012. Click here to complete a commitment form.
The “50 Years of Memories” display, marking a year during the past 50 that is of significance to each campaign participant of $1,000 or more, will debut within the first 4-6 week of 2013. Look for more information soon in the e-news. See a sneak peek of the tree design here, and a sample of the individual leaves here.
Check out some of these links for information and photos of other events held during our anniversary year: