Tu Bishvat Seder
New Year of the Trees
a lacto-vegetarian pot-luck dinner
January 20 from 6:30 to 8:30pm
at Kehilat Gesher
Join us for a celebration of this magnificent holiday, an ode to nature, abundance, the Earth, and our environment.
Please bring a lacto-vegetarian main dish or desert – as well as fruit and drinks to share.
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What is Tu Bishvat?
In ancient Israel, the New Year of the Trees celebrated the beginning of the agricultural cycle. In the Talmudic period, it became traditional to plant a tree to honor the birth of a child. After the Jews were expelled from Spain, their descendants revived the holiday by creating a Tu Bishvat Seder. A Cabalistic innovation, it included mystical readings on our relation to nature where one drank four cups of wine and ate fruits of the Land of Israel. In modern day Israel, the holiday honors the reforestation of the land of Israel: thus becoming the Israeli Arbor Day.