Tu Bishvat

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