The holiday of Tu B'Shevat celebrates the new year of the trees in Israel. It is tradition to eat a snack of the seven species found in Israel which includes fruit and nuts. Although it is still a few months away for the trees in Greenbelt to begin to blossom we will celebrate with Israel on Sunday, February 5 at 11:15am with a local nature scavenger hunt led by Cantor Yael Fischman.
Please plan to arrive at shul by 11:10 am. We will walk a little way into Buddy Attick Park, identifying various seeds, stems,leaves, etc. from a scavenger hunt designed by congregant and botanist Jodi Cohen. As we walk, we'll pick up any garbage or recyclable junk we find. We'll also sing Tu B'shvat songs and have a snack featuring the seven species. We'll even learn a bit of gematria-sacred math- linking caring for nature with caring (as it were) for G-d!
Children and adults will enjoy this outing, but please note that part of the path is uneven and unpaved.
Please fill out the sign up sheet below to indcate that your are coming.