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Tu B'Shevat

This year, the holiday of Tu B’Shevat* falls on Monday, February 6, 2023.

We hope you will join us either in-person or via Zoom 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.

Tu B’Shevat Community Seder

Friday, February 3, 2023

immediately following the 7:30 PM Shabbat service
Winnetka Community House (620 Lincoln Avenue, Winnetka)
OR via Zoom
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/292137266
Zoom Meeting ID: 292 137 266

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:

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

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.

Learn more about Tu B'Shevat.

Sun, January 29 2023 7 Sh'vat 5783