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Tu B’Shevat

  • Sunday, January 16 - Monday, January 17
  • 6:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Tu B’Shevat, the “New Year of the Trees,” is Jewish Arbor Day. The holiday is observed on the 15th (tu) of the Hebrew month of Shevat. Scholars believe that originally Tu B’Shevat was an agricultural festival, marking the emergence of spring. In the 17th century, Kabbalists created a ritual for Tu B’Shevat  that is similar to a Passover seder. Today, many Jews hold a modern version of the Tu B’Shevat seder each year. The holiday also has become a tree-planting festival in Israel, in which Israelis and Jews around the world plant trees in honor or in memory of loved ones and friends.

Tu B’Shevat resources:
Tu B’Shevat History
Tu B’Shevat Recipes
Tu B’Shevat Family Activities
Tu B’Shevat Customs & Rituals