Begins Wednesday, February 10, 2017 at sundown | Ends Thursday, February 11, 2017 at sundown
Tu BiSh'vat is a celebration of the renewal of the land, most often associated with trees. A well known tradition for Tu BiSh'vat is to plant a tree in Israel, to help renew the marshy land to a habitable place that also provides sustinence. NFTY recognizes the need to help renew forests and trees in our backyards, our cities, our country, and the world. In this Tu BiSh'vat resource section, you will find Jewish texts about trees and renewing the earth, readings that can be incorporated into a service and several links that will allow you to make a difference.
Another tradition that is being revived is the Tu BiSh'vat seder which originated in the 1600's in Israel. We have included a sample seder for you to use or adapt with your family, friends or TYG.
As we enter the Tu Bish'vat season, NFTY and the Union for Reform Judaism are highlighting our many resources which assist in supporting greening efforts, including programs, publications, blogs and more. Visit NFTY's Environmentalism page, and learn more!
Tu BiSh'vat Resources
Tu BiSh'vat Holiday Guide from the RAC
Not sure where to start? Use this helpful holiday guide from the Religious Action Center to learn more about Tu BiSh'vat and how it relates to our lives today.
Tu BiSh'vat Havdalah Service
Use this printable Havdalah guide to make round out your Tu BiSh'vat service!
Seder for Tu BiSh'vat
A wonderful, printable, Seder with prayers, songs and explanations of the holiday. This is a great addition to your holiday.
Tu BiSh'vat Seder
A suggestion for a Tu BiSh'vat Seder to celebrate with friends and family complete with overview of the holiday, discussion questions, songs and more. Courtesy of "Merkaz Maase" that specializes in creating meaningful volunteering programs in Israel (www.maase.org.il)
Tu B'Shevat Songsheet
Songs for Tu BiSh'vat.
The Reform Kibbutz specializing in preservation and ecology in the Negev, now offering exciting opportunities to come back to Israel for a semester and more
Tu BiSh'vat from the RAC
Learn more about getting involved in social action during Tu BiSh'vat from the Religious Action Center.
Tu BiSh'vat from the Union
Find more resources from around the Reform Jewish Movement at the Union for Reform Judaism's website.
Print-Ready Forest Guide
Check out this great print-ready guide from the Religious Action Center, which includes program ideas, action ideas, and links. Consider hanging this out to participants at your next event!