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Shabbat Service & Congregation Tu B'Shevat Seder

Friday, February 3, 2023 12 Sh'vat 5783

7:30 PM - 9:00 PMRoom 101 at the Winnetka Community House (620 Lincoln Avenue, Winnetka) & via Zoom

Please join us either in-person or via Zoom for our weekly Shabbat Service. Our shortened service will be followed by our annual Tu B'Shevat Community Seder. We hope you will join us to usher in nature’s New Year at this short, special celebration in which we will taste various fruits and sip four different kinds of juice.

Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/292137266
Meeting ID: 292 137 266
To Dial-In (no video): 312-626-6799

If you will be participating via Zoom, on you table you will need: 

*Three different types of fruits as follows: 

1.    At least one with a peel or shell that cannot be eaten (i.e. orange or any other citrus fruit, banana, pomegranate, almonds)
2.    At least one that has a pit that cannot be eaten (i.e. prune, apricot, olive, cherry)
3.    At least one that is completely edible containing no pit or seed (i.e. grapes, apple, pear, or any berries) 

*Beverages as follows: 

•    Two empty glasses
•    A bottle of light grape juice or white wine
•    A bottle of dark grape juice or red wine

The Jewish New Year of the trees, Tu B’Shevat (pronounced Too BishVAHT), falls on Monday, February 6 this year. According to the Talmud, the 15th of the Hebrew month of Shevat is designated as the end of the period in which most of Israel’s yearly rain has fallen. This marks the time when trees have used up water from the previous year’s rainfall and have begun absorbing the water of the New Year. On Tu B’Shevat we honor the cycle of the trees, we sanctify the power of nature through our Tu B’Shevat Seder.

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