Maddy Torrance, 7, from left, Elaina Kennedy, 7, and Shayna Friedman, 11, construct Tree of Life bugs with help from Hanna Schulgasser, right, an art teacher at Temple Emanu El, during the temple’s first Sharefest last Sunday. Organized by the temple’s Tikkun Olam (Social Action) Committee, the intergenerational day of service benefited several local organizations through different stations, including providing lunch packages for families at the Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland, fleece blankets for the homeless community in Cuyahoga County and soup mixes for Bellefaire JCB.

In the center of the community room at Temple Emanu El in Orange, a tree was growing.

Artist Debbie Apple-Presser of Cleveland Heights was ripping brown and green papers as Brady Middle School seventh-grader Jake Arch taught others joining the station how to carefully collage the pieces onto a Styrofoam base that would serve as an art installation for the temple lobby.

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