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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, January 24 // Observed January 25, 2024

 

WAYS TO CELEBRATE

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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