Thanks to Norman Cohen, Lois Cohen, Steve Sanders, and many other members of our Temple family devoted to this project, our Tree of Life now stands rooted in the Education corridor on the Sanctuary level, just opposite the elevator.
Our magnificent Tree of Life goes back many years. In 1986, Mrs. Sarah Weinstein gave Temple Emanu-El its Tree, designed by noted American Jewish sculptor Sanford Werfel of New Jersey, in memory of her husband Isadore. It is comprised of 500 leaves and 12 stones at the base. Over the past 19 years, many of the leaves and stones have been inscribed in honor of special life-cycle events.
You, too, can honor a friend or a loved one for any special occasion including B’nai Mitzvah, birthday, or “just because.” Tree of Life donations are $180 per leaf or $1,000 per stone. Simply call our Temple Office and ask for Marianne Pitts at 933-8037, Ext. 239 or e-mail Marianne@ourtemple.org. We will help you create a permanent memory on our Tree of Life.
For a printable Tree of Life order form with examples of leaves and inscriptions, click here.
Mail to: Temple Emanu-El, 2100 Highland Ave., Birmingham, AL 35205