Tu Bishvat

Tu Bishvat is the New Year for trees and we will be marking the holiday throughout the week. We hope you participate in this holiday as we mark this festival of renewal, a celebration of nature and a holiday of the environment. 
1/23: Tuesday Bible Class: 9:45 am We’ll celebrate the festival by looking at the origins of Tu Bishvat, discussing the impact it has on our lives today, and of course by eating the fruits associated with the holiday!
1/25: Today is Tu Bishvat! This year support Israel and the Environment by planting a tree in Israel! https://shop.jnf.org/collections/plant-trees
1/26: At Shabbat Services our Rabbinic Intern Mikey Mitgang will be offering a special Tu Bishvat sermon.

How Else Can You Celebrate Tu Bishvat?

How you can observe Tu Bishvat this year!

  1. Plant a Tree – show your love for Israel!
  2. This Tu Bishvat, take action to protect trees and the interconnected web of life threatened by climate change. Join Jewsfrom across the state to advocate for climate solutions with Jewish Earth Alliance.  You’ll receive everything you need to be ready to participate in a virtual meeting with US Senators or their staff.  These half-hour meetings take place online.  Don’t delay, register now
  3. Enjoy these family friendly activities for Tu Bishvat. 
  4. Learn more about Judaism and the environment from these great resources:

Religious Action Center

Did you know that Reform Judaism is committed to protecting the environment and ensuring a just, healthy, and safe future for generations to come? Learn more here

Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life – Learn more about Judaism’s commitment to stewardship and protection of earth.

Dayenu: A Jewish Call to Climate Action – Learn more about confronting the climate crisis

How will the Early Childhood Classes celebrate the holiday?

The ECE classes will celebrate Tu Bishvat by creating a whole school “tree exhibit” consisting of life-sized decorated trees. They will also be planting parsley so that it will hopefully grow and be ready to use for Passover. The older children will join together for a child-friendly seder, and of course, we will also spend time outside in TEVA admiring all of the trees and singing happy birthday to them!

children planting