December 20, 2014 · 28 Kislev

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Tu BiSh’vat, also known as the New Year of the Trees (Rosh Hashana Lallanot), falls on the fifteenth (tu) day of the month of Sh'vat. Scholars believe that Tu BiSh'vat was originally an agricultural festival, marking the emergence of spring.

Today, we celebrate Tu BiSh'vat by expressing our joy and thankfullness for trees, harvests, and the natural world. We plant trees at home and in Israel, and eat delicious fruits and greens. During this festival we consider our obligation to care for the environment and our responsibility for sharing the fruits of God’s earth with all.

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Take action on Tu BiSh'vat with Greening Reform Judaism's step-by-step conservation guides for your home and synagogue.
Additional Resources

URJ Tu BiSh'vat Resources
Tu BiSh'vat history, rituals, and more.

NFTY Tu BiSh'vat Resources
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Greening Reform Judaism
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Green Table, Just Table Food Initiative
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GreenFaith Pilot Program
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