Hey everyone, it’s time for Tu Bishvat – a.k.a. The Jewish holiday for the trees. Tu Bishvat is an ancient holiday that has evolved and changed throughout the centuries into a celebration of tikkun olam (repairing the world), connecting to the environment, eating seasonal and ancient biblical fruits, and having fun at seder celebrations.
There are lots of great ways to celebrate around the country – including with Repair the World’s own Fellows. Plug in and get connected to Tu Bishvat!
Repair the World Tu Bishvat, Baltimore On Jan 20, join Repair the World Fellows in Baltimore for learning and service about Tu Bishvat. They will explore how to bring environmental commitments into relationships with friends and family.
Sustainable Seder, Philadelphia On Jan 15, make a toast to the trees at a spirited, sustainable Tu Bishvat seder in Philly. Bring a vegetarian dish to share, and your own plates and cutlery to eliminate waste.
Tu Bishvat on the Farm, Berkeley On Jan 16, join Urban Adamah for a Tu Bishvat seder and meal made from local, seasonal ingredients. This will be a lively event – don’t miss it!
Tu Bishvat in the Redwoods, Oakland On Jan 19, join Wilderness Torah in the redwoods to celebrate Tu Bishvat and the coming spring. The seder will be co-led by visiting scholar Bonna Haberman.
Washington DC JCC Seder On Jan 16, gather at the Washington DC JCC for a Tu Bishvat seder that will focus on tikkun olam (repairing the world), and taking care of the earth. Plant some seeds, sing, eat, and enjoy!
Find great resources to host a Tu Bishvat seder of your own at Hazon’s website. Know of another great Tu Bishvat seder or event? Let us know in the comments or by tweeting @repairtheworld.