This is the Jewish Arbor Day or Earth Day. The holiday comes on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Shvat - thus the name Tu (the alphabetic equivalent of the number 15), and B'Shvat (meaning in Shvat). A communal meal with a set order - similar in format to the Passover Seder - is common on this holiday. However, instead of celebrating freedom from slavery, we celebrate the renewal of trees. Today, many Jews will plant a tree in on this holiday, eating a new fruit or collecting money to plant trees in Israel. It is customary to eat fruits that remind us of Israel such as grapes, oives, dates, figs and pomegranates.
Tu B'Shevat this year takes place on February 10 - 11, 2017. Click on this brochure to learn The Basics of Tu B'Shevat
Tu B'Shevat at Beth Or
Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 5:30pm
This annual grown-up event allows you to truly appreciate the fruit of the vine! Taste some of the finest wines, enjoy delicious appetizers and live music, and potentially win a lot of wine to take home!
There's something for the kids, too! Children will enjoy a fun, interactive Tu B’shevat seder and art project for the youngsters, and a multimedia Tu B’Shevat experience for the older children(and pizza for dinner!). Free babysitting is also available for the little ones.
Click on the link on the website calendar for this year's event details and on-line RSVP form.
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