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Tu BiShvat with Kane Street

Zoom into Tu BiShvat with Schechter Institute Teachers
Sunday, January 24, 12:00-2:00pm

Prepare for the holiday with these four half-hour holiday lectures from Jerusalem’s Schechter Institutes, including The Jewish Attitude Towards the Environment: Some Basic Principles by Rabbi Prof. David Golinkin, President, The Schechter Institutes. Join the Free Webinar Here.

A Singing Seder, with Cantor Sarah Myerson
Wednesday January 27, 3:00pm Register Here

This year, the Cantors Assembly and Mercaz, the Zionist organization of the Conservative Movement, are joining forces to produce a Global Tu Bishvat seder with participants from the US, Canada, UK and Israel, including our Cantor Sarah Myerson.

Tu BiShvat Walks: Great Trees of Green-Wood, with Rabbi Jason Gitlin
1:00pm on Tu BiShvat Day Thursday, January 28 and on Sunday, January 31

Celebrate the New Year of the Trees by communing with some of the great trees of Green-Wood Cemetery, a National Historic Landmark and Level III Arboretum that is home to almost 7,000 trees. These Kane Street Walkers holiday outings will be led by Rabbi Jason Gitlin (weather permitting). Details and Sign Up and Tree Walk Resource.

Haggadah: A Tu BiShvat Grows in Brooklyn

This local Haggadah, prepared by Rabbi Jason, includes the seder blessings, additional Jewish texts, and the inspired work of Brooklyn’s own prophets and poets — especially Betty Smith’s A Tree Grows in Brooklyn — to celebrate the beauty and majesty of trees, their fruit, and their significance as a metaphor for life and its seasons. Open the Haggadah.

DIY Tree Table Seder for Kids, Artists, and Dried Fruit Fans

Follow this brief step-by-step explanation to create a Tree Table Seder. It’s a fun, hands-on way to grow an edible crafty tree, sample a variety of holiday fruits, and reflect on what we share in common with trees and how they can teach us about ourselves and growing up.

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