A famous Jewish parable tells of an old man planting a fruit-bearing tree. When asked why he planted the tree at such an old age since he would clearly not live long enough to see its fruit, he answered, “I have enjoyed the fruits of trees others have planted for me. So, I too plant for those who will follow.”
Judaism teaches us that each life is part of a chain of community and continuity. We benefit today from the foresight, direction, commitment and legacy of those who extended their hand in the past. Thanks to our predecessors’ mitzvot, Congregation Ohav Shalom has a beautiful home and has become the welcoming place it is. And, just as others built things so we would have and enjoy them, everyone is encouraged to participate to ensure our shul will be here for future generations.
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