Tree of life dedication ceremony

There was a special gathering at Beth Shalom on 10 March to inaugurate our Tree of Life in commemoration of the life of Lady Olga Burgen. Olga’s family and friends were all invited to attend and 70 people gathered for this very special occasion.

The first gold, silver and copper leaves and apples were up on the tree, which truly looks magnificent. Fiona led the short service. Olga’s daughter and one of Olga’s closest friends and former colleague gave two moving speeches. The ceremony was followed by a delicious tea which the family very kindly provided for the community.