FVJC Tu B’Shvat Seder
February 10, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
55 Bushy Hill rd, Simsbury
OPEN TO ALL- Please Join Us!
Members and Non-Members
BYO Dinner after service
The interactive and educational Seder will include a short Shabbat service as
well as singing and eating of special holiday foods. The custom of having a Seder,
a special ceremonial meal, for this holiday dates back to the 16th century.
For this holiday, it’s customary to plant trees and eat the fruits of Land of Israel to
celebrate. Olives, dates, pomegranates, barley, figs. These are just a few of the
foods the Bible associates with the Land of Israel. In 16th century Tzefat in northern
Israel, a mystic named Rabbi Isaac Luria developed a festive Passover-like
Seder featuring teachings, wine, and the fruits of the Land of Israel. Today,
many communities enjoy a Tu Bishvat Seder, and/or observe this holiday by
focusing on social justice programs with an environmental focus.