Tu B’Shvat

On Feb. 4, 2023, we celebrated the Earth’s abundance with a family-friendly service accompanied by our exuberant and talented song leader, Adam Feder, LIVE FROM NYC!  

Like the trees, we too need strong and deep roots for nourishment. Attend for uplifting spiritual and social warmth in the cold winter..

You can read the 2023 seder service here.

Tu B’Shvat, the New Year of Trees, falls on the fifteenth day of the month of Shvat. It originated in a pagan festival honoring Asherah, goddess of farmers and fertility. Her chief festival took place at the end of the rainy season, when the sap begins to rise in the fruit trees of Israel. – in other words, at the first signs of spring.

Tu B’Shvat represents one of the three agricultural holidays (along with Sukkot and Shavuot) that reveal the matriarchic roots of Judaism, a time before Eve was expelled from the Garden and Queen Vashti tossed out for not showing up at the King’s banquet. Tu B’Shvat originated in a pagan festival honoring Asherah, goddess of farmers and fertility.  We reflect on our stewardship of nature, gathering to share food, music and fellowship

Tu B’Shvat seder of 2022  also took  place virtually on Zoom, due to the pandemic. It is even more important to gather and feed our spirits through connection even if only virtually. Guitarist Adam Feder  led the singing and the joyful service celebrating nature and reminding us of the threats to its continuity by climate change and other environmental hazards . Seder ceremonial food gift bags (includes: nuts, dried fruit, apples and more) were distributed to members who reserved them

Here is a recording of the virtual 2022 CHJ TuB’shvat Seder,

Below are photos of a live Tu B’Shvat seder pre-pandemic.


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