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Tu B'Shevat Seder

Sunday, January 20, 2019 • 14 Sh'vat 5779

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Please join us for our second annual adult Tu B’Shevat Seder, Wine, Love and God, on Sunday, January 20 at 6:30 pm. We will explore and enjoy the mystical tradition of the Tu B’Shevat seder, have a pasta meal together and celebrate the mystical union of God and the Jewish people.

In the Torah, Tu b'Shevat was the date set for the tithing of fruit, and the date defining the end of the fruit crop of the previous year. Tu b'Shevat is one of four new years in the Jewish calendar- the New Year for trees. In Israel, winter is usually a time of heavy rains. At about the middle of the month of Shevat, the severe rainstorms cease, and soon signs of spring begin to appear. Although two more months of winter remain, buds begin to swell on the trees, the enduring symbol of God's promise of renewed life

Tu b'Shevat is celebrated with songs, and trees are planted to honor or memorialize loved ones. Tu b'Shevat has also become a day of commitment to protecting the environment.

The New Year of the Trees is regarded as a holy time. By saying blessings and partaking of many kinds of fruits in a seder, we have the opportunity to thank God for the wonder of renewed life, and to reawaken our own spiritual connections. In addition, we honor the land of Israel by enjoying her fruits, especially those of the seven species: wheat, barley, grapes, figs, pomegranates, olives and dates.

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Sunday, January 20, 6:30 pm
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