Tu Bishvat (Fifteenth day of Sh’vat)On the fifteenth day of the month of Sh’vat, we mark the new year of the trees.
“Scholars believe that originally Tu BiShvat was an agricultural festival, marking the emergence of spring. In the 17th century, Kabbalists created a ritual for Tu BiShvat that is similar to a Passover seder. Today, many Jews hold a modern version of the Tu BiShvat 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.” From ReformJudaism.org
Resources to help enhance your celebration of Tu Bishvat
Tu Bishvat actitives you can do at home
For young children – Create a Tu Bishvat Handprint Tree
Have a Tu Bishvat Seder
Tu Bishvat Foods and Recipes
Tu Bishvat Soical Justice Guide