Celebrating Tu B'Shevat

Tu B'Shevat is the Jewish new year of the trees and is a reminder of our responsibility to care for the trees and the earth.

In 2013 our 6th graders took on the leadership role of creating this Tu B'Shevat webpage for the community. They worked in small groups to develop the information below. Please email Abby Reiken to let us know how you celebrated Tu B'Shevat with your family or ideas you have to add to this webpage.

Ways to Celebrate Tu B'Shevat:

  • Plant trees and plants that are native to your area to support the ecosystem.
  • Make art with leaves--see book Look What I Did with a Leaf!
  • Have a Tu B'Shevat Seder--you can use A Seder for Tu B'Shevat by Harlene Winnick Appelman or click here for a Family Seder from Hazon.
  • Read books about nature and Tu B'Shevat. Search "Tu B'Shevat" on Amazon to find great options.
  • Click here for Jewish environmental quotes to discuss with your family.
  • Discover ways to help make Westchester parks clean, green and growing: Friends of Westchester County Parks 
  • Look at the shadow of a tree under a full moon.
  • Teach others about Tu B'Shevat.
  • Tu B'Shevat Guide 
  • Check out PJ Library's Tu B'Shevat webpage for books, videos, activities and more.

Click here to learn about Israel's environmental innovations.

Way you can protect the environment at home

Tu B'Shevat Songs

Tu B'Shevat Games

Food and Recipes:

Enjoy fruits and juices and say these blessings.

The Seven Species
Israel is a “..a land of wheat and barley, of vines, figs, and pomegranates, a land of olive trees and honey.” --Deuteronomy 8:8

Click here for recipes with the 7 species.

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