Jan 8, 2014

2nd Annual East Bay Tu B'Shvat Seder! -- led by Rabbi Shalom Bochner

2nd Annual East Bay Tu B'Shvat Seder!
led by Rabbi Shalom Bochner

Mark your calendars, tell your friends, and join us for a wonderful celebration on the night of Tu B'Shvat, next Wednesday January 15th, 6 - 8pm, sponsored by the East Bay Minyan and Alma Retreats with support from Congregation Netivot Shalom and Congregation Beth Israel!

When:  Wednesday, January 15, 6:00-8:00 pm

Where: Finnish Hall, 1970 Chestnut Street, Berkeley

Cost:  $18 before 1/10; $24 before 1/14 – RSVP required (so we can prepare the correct amount of food and wine)

Tu B’Shevat is the New Year for the Trees, the Birthday of Trees, and a mystical celebration of the Tree of Life.  While today Tu B’Shevat is simply seen as the Jewish Arbor Day/Earth Day, it has a fascinating history of being developed over thousands of years.  On Wednesday evening, January 15th (the full moon, 15th day of the Hebrew lunar month of Shevat), the East Bay Minyan will hold its second annual Tu B’Shevat Seder.  Featuring the 7 Biblical Species of the Land of Israel and fine wines, we will celebrate all that trees give us, engage in text study and meditation, and celebrate a “traditional” Tu B’Shevat Seder. This is an all-ages event. The seder will again be led by Rabbi Shalom Bochner, a local Jewish educator and Director of Alma Retreats.  Whether you have never been to a Tu B’Shevat Seder before, or if you never miss one, join us for a wonderful celebration of trees!