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Tu BiShvat Seder
February 9 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pmFree
Join the wider Jewish community for a beautiful, layered, multi-sensory experience of Tu BiShvat. Children who are old enough to participate in the seder (suggested 6th grade and above) are welcome to take part. RSVP below to let us know you are joining us.
Tu BiShvat is known as the “New Year for Trees,” and in ancient times was associated with the practicing of tithing the produce of the land to support the priests who were responsible for maintaining the people’s relationship with G-d through the Temple rituals. It was re-invented in the 16th century by Jewish mystics living in Sfat, in the Holy Land. These Kabbalists taught of the cosmic Tree depicting the Sefirot, the divine emanations which were conceived of as “the mind of G-d.” They developed a seder, which they believed aided in the holy practice of Tikkun Olam, healing and repairing the world. In modern times, Tu BiShvat has become a day to honor both real and mystical trees, and to reflect on the many ways that trees themselves heal and repair the world; our planting and caring for them enables human beings to participate in their work.