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, Challah, and Almonds. Our seder “meal” celebrates the sweetness that comes from trees with fruit pies and fresh fruit (and we won’t forget that chocolate is also a tree product).
Reserve now, and bring your friends. To ensure adequate quantities, reservations are due by Friday, January 26, 2018.
- What: Tu B’Shevat Seder
- Where: TAS Social Hall
- When: Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 2:00 PM
- Cost: $10
- RSVP: By January 26, 2018
How To Reserve / Pay
Reservations and payments may be made online through Eventbee:
Alternatively: Email the names of those attending to firstname.lastname@example.org, and then either leave a check for MoTAS for $10 per person at TAS in the MoTAS Box, or pay at the door. This saves us any Eventbee and credit card processing fees.
Note: The liturgy is currently under development; the link below is to the current draft.