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Tu B'Shvat Seder
Sunday, February 9, 2020 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Temple Israel

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Tu b'Shvat, the 15th day of the month of Shvat, is the date each year from which the age of a tree would be counted, and is called the New Year of the Trees. In Israel, it is the time that the sap starts running and the almond trees blossom.
It has been a meaningful Jewish holiday to kabbalists for at least 500 years, Jewish mystics who initiated the custom of having a seder meal with fruit for the holiday. Starting from that kabbalistic tradition, our seder will address modern ecological concerns and how Jewish teaching and values inform our relationship with the natural world. Participants are invited to bring their favorite brief poem, quote, song, etc on the subjects of trees and/or nature.
RSVP appreciated to [email protected]