The holiday of Tu B’Shevat (the 15th of the Hebrew months of Shevat) began after sundown on February 5th. Tu B’Shevat is the birthday of the trees and a celebration of man’s relationship to the earth. Around this time of year, the slumbering trees in Israel begin to bloom, bearing the first fruits of the season.
There are many similarities between the Jewish communal world and the natural world. We plant seeds, cultivate engagement and donors, and we grow – people, our future leaders. Read More