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Tu B'Shevat

The Jewish New Year of the trees, Tu B’Shevat (pronounced Too BishVAHT), falls on Thursday, January 28 this year. We will hold a creative, virtual Tu B’Shevat Community Seder immediately following the Shabbat service on Friday, January 29.

On your 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)

Note: At our past non-Covid seders we had platters of these to share. Have fun, use your imagination, and mix up your platter

* Beverages as follows:

-    2 empty glasses
-    a bottle of light grape juice or white wine
-    a bottle of dark grape juice or red wine

Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/292137266
Meeting ID: 292 137 266

 

Tu B'Shevat (pronounced Too Bish-VAHT) is the Jewish New Year of the Trees.  According to the Talmud, the fifteenth of the Hebrew month of Shevat (Tu in Hebrew means “fifteen”) is the day designated as the end of the period in which most of Israel’s yearly rain has fallen. It also 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, by honoring the cycle of our trees, we sanctify the power of nature, our most precious resource. We do so through a Tu B’Shevat Seder.

Learn more about Tu B'Shevat.
 

 

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