April showers bring May flowers so it is that I am hopeful that spring has finally arrived (after enduring the snow blast during the last week of March) and soon we will have the opportunity to look upon the beauty of Zittrain Gardens which graces our property along Shady Avenue.
As you might imagine it took more than April showers to establish Zittrain Gardens. Les and Ruth Zittrain approached Tree of Life to share their love of flowers and also their desire to spruce up the appearance of the synagogue grounds. They agreed to provide both the initial funding and establish a garden maintenance fund with the hope others who also enjoyed the beauty of the gardens would help support the ongoing maintenance.
Sadly, Les passed away all to soon just as Zittrain Gardens were coming to fruition he knew of the success in beautifying the synagogue and was pleased. In fact, through estate planning, the Zittrains increased their commitment to the gardens which we all now enjoy.
As the spring season approaches, please consider offering your financial support so that we might continue to enjoy the beauty and elegance that is Zittrain Gardens .
I would like to sensitize you to another unique opportunity as the Memorials and Dedication Committee would now like to engage a family to dedicate the large planter in front of our building. The location is perfect for dramatic plantings and in fact a Japanese maple tree is presently planted which when it blooms produces a beautiful deep burgundy flower.
Please contact me directly if you are interested in supporting the Zittrain garden Fund or establishing the planter as your family tribute.
Joel Don Goldstein, FSA