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A Virtual Tu B'Shvat Box

Virtual Tu B'Shvat Box


Tu B’Shvat, the New Year of the Trees, is here. We bring you many ways to celebrate this holiday. Choose what nurtures you: eat, listen, watch or read.  Chag Sameach!


Read: Every Tree Was Once a Seed

Cathy Ostroff’s poem compares the potential found in a seed to that residing in each of us. Sourced from Ritualwell

two acorns


Listen: Creation

Rabbi Alex Weissman’s spoken word meditation walks you through the experience of creation and the expansive life of nature. Sourced from Reset, providing Jewish activists with accessible spiritual practice and teachings. Learn more here.

Creation by Reset: Jewish Practice for Activists


Read: Four Blessings for Tu B’Shevat

The blessings, by Naomi Gurt Lind, plays on the traditional comparison of trees and human beings. Sourced from Ritualwell

woman hugging tree


Read: Tree-Planting Ritual

What better time to plant a tree than Tu B’Shevat — the birthday of the trees? Treasure Cohen offers this ritual. Sourced from Ritualwell

hand holding trowel full of soil


Watch: Tu B’Shevat Companion: A Handbook for the New Year of the Tree

The Tu B’Shevat Companion, created by Livnot U’Lehibanot (To Build & Be Built), is a practical guide for celebrating the annual holiday. It’s a blend of Jewish texts, sparks of wisdom, spiritual insights, thought-provoking questions and different perspectives on the Jewish way of experiencing and celebrating life and creation. Sourced from Ritualwell

plates of fruit and nuts on a table


Read: Pray as if the Earth Matters: A Tu B’Shevat Seder

Written by Rabbi Arthur Waskow and students at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, this Tu B’Shevat seder moves us through the many worlds of tradition, nature and spirit with a call to action. Sourced from Ritualwell

adult and small child planting a sapling


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The Reconstructionist Network

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