Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Ardor for the Arbor

This past Friday night, following Shabbat services, we held our annual Tu B'Shevat seder. A minor holiday, Tu B'Shevat, literally meaning the 15th day of the Hebrew calendar month of Shevat, is known as the New Year for Trees, or more familiarly as the Jewish Arbor Day. It marks the beginning of the spring season in the land of Israel, quite ironic given the inclement weather on Friday.

Despite the snow and icy weather, some hearty souls turned out to celebrate the holiday at Adas Emuno:

Special thanks to Virginia Gitter for supplying the photographs! And let's dream of a nice, green, and above all warm spring season coming soon!

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