Tu’b’Shevat is one of the four Talmudic New Year’s days of the Jewish calendar. The tradition is that the holiday celebrates the birth of the trees, and many customs have developed around the day. One of these arose in the 16th century in the Land of Israel, when Rabbi Yitzchak Luria of Safed and his disciples created a Tu BiShvat seder, somewhat like the Passover seder, that celebrated the Tree of Life.
MoTAS invites the Temple Ahavat Shalom community to join in that tradition as we host a mystical Tu’B’Shevat seder, as practiced by the kabbalists of the holy city of Tzfat, celebrating the gifts that grow on trees, four kinds of wine, and desserts that celebrate tree fruits!
The seder foods for the day consist of Red and White Wine or Juice, Figs, Olives, Dates, Carob, Pomegranates, and Almonds.
In 2019, we’re doing the event in conjunction with the religious school, for the 5th through 7th graders. Parents and other adults in the community are welcome to join us — we’ll continue after the service with a parent-and-other adult discussion while the children go off to Hebrew.
Reserve now, and bring your friends. To ensure adequate quantities, reservations are due by Friday, January 11, 2019.
- What: Tu B’Shevat Seder
- Where: TAS Social Hall
- When: Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 9:30 AM
- RSVP: By January 11, 2019
How To Reserve / Pay
Reservations may be made online through Eventbee