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.
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.
- 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.
- Check out PJ Library’s Tu B’Shevat webpage for books, videos, activities and more.
- 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 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.
Click here to see what we are doing to care for our environment.
Click here to learn about Israel’s environmental innovations.