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Community Roots Memorial And Learning Garden       

Our Vision

We are creating a joint Holocaust Memorial Garden and Outdoor Learning Space on the lawn between the congregation and preschool entrances. This project spearheaded by Caity Blum, our Assistant Education Director, will serve as an edible outdoor educational space for our preschool through elementary aged students, as well as a place for reflection and community on Shabbat mornings and beyond. The garden is in memory of the many children who perished in the Holocaust and in support for children suffering worldwide in current humanitarian crisis. The final piece of this project is that there will now be an accessible path for people to go from our parking lot to the main entrance.

This project has the approval of our congregational board of directors and so far, we have secured 30% of the funding towards the project. In addition to this funding, a local landscaping company and their partners have committed to training our volunteers on the planting and upkeep of the garden to ensure the long-term success of this project.

We invite you to help us secure the additional funding to complete this project by the beginning of the preschool school year and the High Holidays. Your gift will ensure that we continue to plant deep Rodef Roots* for our students, families and members. Thank you in advance for your contribution. This opportunity will allow us to complete this project that we know will have an impact on our community and our neighborhood.

*At Congregation Rodef Shalom, our preschool focuses on a concept called Rodef Roots. The idea is that we are using the classrooms and outdoor space to help our students and their families plant strong roots, keeping them connected to the community and giving them strong foundational values for their future. This garden will allow us to expand this concept beyond our preschool and implement it for the whole congregation.

Levels of Giving

Featured Stone Bench with plaque - $7200 (only one available.) Contact Josh Gold to donate this bench.

Bench with plaque -  $1080 minimum contribution.  Contact Josh Gold to donate a bench.

Fruit Tree with plaque -  $540 minimum contribution.  Contact Caity Blum to donate a tree.

Pavers - $180 Small/$270  Large (includes personalized inscription of your choosing.)

Garden Supporter - $90 minimum contribution.

Questions? Contact Caity Blum.

 

  

Sat, May 8 2021 26 Iyyar 5781