Tag Archives: Trees

Tu B’shvat and the Trees 5777

Over the centuries there have been many ways to celebrate Tu B’shvat: property assessment, mystical connection to the natural world, planting trees to claim land, and laying foundations. It’s a holiday with roots in Biblical agricultural law and expressions to the divine. If we focus just on planting, we both diminish the — of the […]

Tu B’shvat and local trees

RESCHEDULED- FEB. 26 IS NEW DATE Join Ganei Beantown to explore Tu B’shvat in New England What’s in season? Maple syrup! Tu B’shvat is traditionally a time to asses our field and fruit trees. Led by the Land’s Sake Farm educators, we’ll explore the sugaring process, from tree-tapping, wood splitting, boiling and bottling. Making local […]

Temple Reyim Tu Bishvat Lunch & Learn

Join the Temple Reyim community and Ganei Beantown for a Tu Bishvat themed Lunch & Learn. After Shabbat services, we will gather for lunch, and then have a program focused on how we’re all connected- people and planet. We will examine some Jewish source texts of economic and agricultural structures that ask us to consider […]

Interfaith Food Justice Tu B’Shevat

This is a time of year where we celebrate the Jewish holiday and tradition of honoring trees. Specifically, fruit bearing trees, who we are commanded to allow three years to root before indulging in their harvest. Tu B’shevat is a tree’s ‘birthday,’ their time marker and coming of age as a bearer of fruit. How are we connected to […]

Deeper Roots: What Tu B’Shvat Taught Me as a Child and as an Adult

Even though it’s hard to imagine new growth and greenery in New England at Tu B’shvat (the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Sh’vat or January 26th, 2013), around the world children in Jewish communities will learn to sing songs like this, honoring the natural cycles of the land and its anticipated rebirth in […]