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Tu Bishvat with FTJC

Tu Bishvat Seder
Sunday, January 20
8:00 PM
Castle Village Community Room
110 Cabrini Blvd
(north of 181st St., enter via iron gate, up driveway - wheelchair accessible)

pomegranates and figs









Modeled on the Passover seder, the Tu Bishvat seder includes drinking four cups of wine and eating fruits representing the four Kabbalistic "worlds". Bring your Torah and your singing voices as we seek to reconnect ourselves to what's stirring inside us, to the earth, and to all who dwell upon it. Led by Eliana Kissner and Rabbi Ezra Weinberg, with Rabbi Guy Austrian, from a beautiful Tu Bishvat haggadah filled with piyyutim and texts, created by Eliana Kissner and Natalie Haziza. Suggested donation $5 at the door or a bottle of red or white wine or grape juice (with a hechsher). Pre-registration requested but not required here.

Pre-registration requested but not required here.


Zera'im (newborns to pre-K):
Seeds of Tu Bishvat
Saturday, January 12
4:00-5:00 PM
This month's "Seeds of Shabbat" program features Tu Bishvat stories for little ones and their grownups. We'll sing, schmooze and learn Tu B'Shvat stories together on Shabbat afternoon. To RSVP for location, email Mira Kessler.


Nitzanim (pre-K to 2nd Grade):
Sprouting Mitzvot
Monday, January 21st 10:30am-12:00pm
Location to be confirmed
This month's "Sprouting Mitzvot" program will celebrate Tu Bishvat  in partnership with FTJC's Environmental Justice Team.  "Sprouting Mitzvot" is our monthly experiential learning program about mitzvot. The adults will meet with the Environmental Justice Team to learn about the Climate and Community Protection Act, a pending piece of New York State environmental legislation and write letters advocating for this legislation. The kids will learn about Tu Bishvat, write our own letters, and plant some seeds to celebrate the holiday.  Following this, adults and children will come together for a brief Tu Bishvat Seder.  To RSVP for location, email Mira Kessler.


Shorashim (3rd to 5th Grade):
Tu Bishvat Seder
Thank you to Phreddy Wischusen for leading our Shorashim in a Tu Bishvat Seder on Saturday January 12th.  The Shorashim students were able to taste many different fruits and learn all about the holiday!
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