Tu B’ Shevat, the “New Year of the Trees,” is observed on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Shevat. Today, Tu B’ Shevat has become more of an environmental holiday: a day to remind us of the Jewish duty to care for the natural world, and a tree-planting festival for both Israelis and Jews throughout the world. (Union for Reform Judaism, 2021)
Join Rabbi Diamond for a Tu B’Shevat Seder
Thursday, January 28th, from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
as we celebrate the importance of protecting our environment.
In order to participate in the seder, please have the following available to follow along at your home:
- White wine or juice
- Dark wine or juice
- A glass from which to drink the wine or juice
- Any fruits where the inside is edible but the outside is inedible, such as citrus fruits, nuts, pomegranates, sabras (prickly pear), bananas, pineapples.
- Any fruits were the outside is edible but the inside is inedible such as apricots, cherries, dates, mangoes, nectarines, olives, peaches, plums.
- Any fruits where the entire fruit is edible such as berries, figs, kumquats, persimmons, star fruit.
- Bring a fruit or herb that is fragrant such as rosemary, jasmine, mint, thyme, etc.