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.
Each year, MoTAS works with the Temple Ahavat Shalom religious school 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.
We do 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 if they coordinate it with us.
- What: Tu B’Shevat Seder
- Where: TAS Social Hall
- When: Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 11:00am.