You're invited to a Tu b'Shvat seder on February 3, 7:30-9:30, at Temple Sinai in Stern Hall. It's a delightful way to celebrate Tu b'Shvat, the New Year for Trees, which is the only Jewish holiday devoted to nature. It opens up Spring for us, culminating with Passover two months later. The Green Committee is hosting the seder in collaboration with Lehrhaus Judaica. We will celebrate with fruits, nuts, and wines, indicating the transition from winter to spring. The seder will be led by Ira Steingroot, famed for his classic book about that other Seder, Keeping Passover. We will look at the Biblical, Talmudic, astronomical, agricultural and historical origins of the holiday and follow its later evolution through Kabbalistic, Zionist and environmental phases.
Please let us know if you can come by emailing Richard Hart at richard.p, email@example.com.
Note that this is not a full meal. Tree nuts will be served. We will ask for a truly voluntary donation at the door.
Contact Midrasha Co-Directors Mark Deutsch and Debra Marx at (510)501-6692