The Tree of Life is located in the Sanctuary lobby.
In June of 1989, Temple Beth Sholom commissioned Sara Aldouby, of Stratford, Connecticut., to sculpt a Tree of Life for the front entrance. Aldouby traveled to Israel and selected a 2-½ ton block of Jerusalem stone to be used in the work from the mountains surrounding the city. The red marble like rock was hewn out and shipped to the United States.
The sculpture resembles an olive tree, contains 589 leaves and covers a 7 by 12- foot section of wall. The Tree of Life was dedicated on October 19, 1990.
The entire cost of the tree, $27,000.00 was paid for by the “Tree of Life Benefactors” who purchased the rocks that are at the base of the tree. When leaves are purchased, the income derived from the sale (minus the cost of engraving) goes into the “TBS General Endowment Fund”.
Click for Form to purchase a new Leaf.