Purchasing a leaf on the olive tree near the entrance to the Madge Rothschild Resource Center is the newest way to recognize an important person or significant occasion while also supporting the Temple. Leaves are $180 each and may be personalized with three or four lines to highlight a life-cycle event, anniversary, or special kindness. Proceeds benefit the Resource Center.
The olive tree was chosen as the symbol because it embodies peace, light, fruitfulness, longevity, beauty, and endurance. An olive branch, a well-known symbol of peace, was brought to Noah after the flood. During ancient times, olive oil was used to light the menorah in the Temple in Jerusalem to anoint the high priests. In modern times, many Jews still use olive oil to kindle the lights during Hanukkah. Please contact the Temple office at (260) 744-4245 for more information.
And You Shall Be A Blessing Quilt
A quilted wall hanging in the Social Hall celebrates special moments in the lives of Temple members. It features a large swath of fabric in beautiful blue hues and contains Stars of David embroidered with congregants’ simchas. Commemorate an anniversary, wedding, birthday, b’nei mitzvah, graduation, or other happy event by purchasing a large or small star for $360 or $180. Consider honoring a child, grandchild, spouse, family member or friend. Purchases benefit the Temple’s Endowment Fund. Order forms are available in the Temple office. Thank you for your support of this lasting tribute to memorable and joyous occasions.
Temple’s Endowment Fund
The Temple’s Endowment Fund was established years ago by foresighted members who wanted to help ensure the financial future of the congregation. Earnings from the Endowment Fund cover a large portion of the Temple’s budget.
Please contact the Temple office at (260) 744-4245 if you’d like to purchase an individual nameplate in memory of a loved one. Plaques are $500. Individual names are read during services on the anniversary of death and on Yom Kippur. Proceeds support the Temple’s Endowment.