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Tu Bishvat

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Nourish your roots. Tu Bishvat, the fifteenth day of the Hebrew month of Shvat, is the last Jewish holiday of the winter, drawing our attention to the faintest first signs of spring.

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Being attuned to the changes in our world – those happening within nature, our bodies, and our own minds – is fundamental to the Jewish experience.

This “minor holiday” grows in significance more and more each year. Most commonly celebrated by planting trees, eating various fruit and nuts, and holding a Tu Bishvat seder (much like the Passover seder) – with four cups of wine and an opportunity to sing, discuss and eat – Tu Bishvat has branched out to incorporate opportunities for environmental stewardship and embodied spirituality.

Tu Bishvat begins at sunset, February 5 // Observed February 6, 2023



Express gratitude for the beauty and abundance of the earth through learning, hands-on activities and getting outside.

Here are a selection of ways to celebrate Tu Bishvat on your own, with family and friend or with community this year.


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Wooden birdhouse hangs from tree branch
February 2023

Arts & Ideas

55+ Tu Bishvat Shindig: Celebrate the Birthday of the Trees

Mon, February 6
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Have a little fruit cake, drink a little coffee while learning about this Jewish festival that honors the abundance and magnificence of the earth.

Jewish Life

Tu Bishvat: Outside In

Mon, February 6
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Drop by the JCCSF lobby for a taste of Tu Bishvat, celebrating trees and noticing the faintest first signs of spring with hands-on activities and tasty bites.
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March 2023

Arts & Ideas

55+ Purim Percussion Party

Tue, March 7
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Celebrate the joyous Jewish festival of Purim with play and percussion in this interactive musical program hosted by Aaron Kierbel, a certified RhythmALLogist.

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