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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!

Torah overview

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:

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Click here to see the Torah Dedication video coverage on!

Also, you may enjoy viewing coverage by the following local media:

Sacramento Bee – post-event article on Monday 12/17/12 –

Sacramento Bee photo gallery 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:


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