Tu B'Shevat Family Celebration Pictures
"We hope you enjoyed the hay rides, strawberry picking, and fun Tu B’Shevat activities. We certainly enjoyed seeing you!"
Thanks to the nearly 200 people who attended our Tu B'Shevat Family Celebration at Bedner’s Farm Fresh Market yesterday, and to our sponsors The Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County and Temple Emanu El.
This was our first family outreach event in southern Palm Beach County, and we're looking forward to many more. Tu B'Shevat is known as the new year for trees, and it comes at the beginning of spring when rain is abundant and trees bloom in the land of Israel.
Often referred to as Israeli Arbor Day, Tu B'Shevat is usually celebrated by planting trees and connecting with nature.
Literally meaning 15th of (the month of) Shevat, Tu B’shevat observance includes a seder reminiscent of Passover, and enjoying fruits like dates and figs that were among the biblical "Seven Species" of Israel. Tu B'Shevat is often referred to as an "Israeli Arbor Day" often marked with environmental awareness programs, as well as the inauguration day of Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Haifa's Technion, and the Knesset.
Federation recently opened a satellite office in Canyon Town Center to expand and focus its services in communities of Boynton Beach and Lake Worth. This office is located at 8794 Boynton Beach Blvd, #221, and can be reached at 561-712-5255.
Stay tuned for other upcoming Federation programs and events!