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Children's Memorial Garden


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A little more than a decade ago, several households within our larger Temple Kol Emeth community suffered the tragic and untimely loss of children. Responding to their need, and in order to memorialize their children, and commemorate the children lost in the Holocaust, TKE commenced the planning of a Children’s Memorial Garden. Designs were drawn up, funds were raised and the Garden began to take shape on the front lawn of the Doc Lebow Center.  Over time, however, and for many years now, the Garden has laid fallow.

In 2015, several members of the Temple, including some of the original families, have sought to re-kindle the Children’s Memorial Garden. Landscape design and construction firms were consulted and a proposal was brought before the Board of Trustees on Sunday, October 5th. The Board approved the creation of a new fundraising effort and the completion of the Children’s Memorial Garden. The Garden will serve many purposes for our congregation. It will contain seating areas for reflection and remembrance, a sculpture and water features, as well as engraved pavers. In addition, there will be an amphitheater for youth and adult services, life cycle events, speakers, religious school classes and more. We’ve already received a generous donation to help us restart the project. 

Construction will begin as our sponsorship efforts continue to generate donations and will be completed in phases as quickly as your generosity allows over the next few years. There will be many opportunities to help finance this worthy cause, both large and small. We will renew the engraved brick program, allowing congregants and others to permanently signify their support and honor or memorialize loved ones. More information about both our fiscal needs and the opportunities to assist will be forthcoming shortly. 

From time to time we will keep you posted about the Garden’s progress. I hope that you’ll join us in creating an ever-lasting memory to the children TKE has lost and the children of the Holocaust. If you have questions about the Children’s Memorial Garden or want to donate to help our efforts, please contact me, Michael Shapiro, at

To order a brick click here.

To become a sponsor click here.

For a full rendering of the garden click here.


Sat, July 21 2018 9 Av 5778