Celebrate Tu B'shvat – the festival of the trees - with jkg & Trees Atlanta
When: Sunday, February 12, 12:30 to 4:00 (right after JKG Sunday)
Where: The Carter Center, 453 Freedom Parkway, Atlanta 30307
What: Spend the afternoon with JKG and Trees Atlanta – in honor of Tu B'Shvat!
RSVP HERE for Tu B'Shvat with JKG & Trees Atlanta
Some Background on Tu B'Shvat
Did you know that each time you buy organic, tend your garden, plant a tree, support your farmer’s market, recycle materials, or donate to an environmental cause, you are living out ancient Jewish values?
The ancient rabbis deemed Tu B’Shvat the Holiday of the Trees. At it’s heart, Tu B’Shvat is about the passing of the seasons. It’s a way of connecting with nature’s rebirth. In Israel, this is the end of the short and rainy winter. Trees are budding. Tu B’Shvat is an opportunity to express gratitude for all the ways we are sustained by the natural world.
On Tu B’Shvat, some people host seder meals and study mystical elements of nature within Judaism. Others plant and care for trees and gardens. Still others enjoy the holiday by eating foods that come from Israeli fruit trees and vines – like figs, dates, pomegranates, olives, and grapes.