Tu b'Shevat falls on the fifteenth day of
the month of Shvat (correlating to 25-26 Jan 2013). Tu b'Shevat is recognised as the New Year of the
Trees. By this point in the calendar, the early winter rains are over and the
first buds of the new growing season appear.
On Tu b'Shevat some communities have a seder meal, with ritual fruits
and nuts, together with red and white wines. Customs on Tu b'Shevat include searching for
as many different fruits as possible to enjoy on this day.
have produced a Learning and Action Campaign that has resources to help you plan a community event, organize activities for your school, or simply learn what the Torah says about protecting the environment.
Canfei Nesharim is offering a new set of speakers’ notes, study guides, stories and activities to spice up your community or school program.
Resources include Tu b’Shevat Torah teachings, guides for running an effective seder, tips for planning other Tu b’Shevat activities, and the opportunity to plant a tree in their “virtual forest” to help educate and empower our community to preserve resources. To download click here.
Are you looking for a Tu b'Shevat lesson plan? Download our teachers resource here
Want to host your own Tu b’Shevat seder?
You can get guidance, instructions and tips here