Our friends at the Shalom Center are offering a webinar on Wednesday, January 9 from 7:00-8:30 PM in preparation for Tu B’Shvat, the Jewish New Year of the Trees. This year, Tu B’Shvat falls on Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday. Webinar registrants will receive a recording of the webinar, and tools to hold a seder ceremony on Tu B’Shvat.
Description from Rabbi Arthur Waskow:
Join us as we explore the connections between Tu B’Shvat and a commitment to the physical health of our entire planet, a commitment to act to protect trees and the Interbreathing of all life. We know now that trees and all vegetation breathe in the CO2 that humans and all animals breathe out, and all animals breathe in the oxygen that vegetation breathes out. And that Interbreathing is now endangered by the unrestrained burning of fossil fuels.
And in line with this renewed concern with the physicality of Earth, our webinar will explore a Tu B’Shvat seder in which the four elements (Earth, Air, Water, and Fire/Energy) are celebrated and connected to the Four Worlds of the Kabbalists, with the aid of four species of fruit and four cups of wine or grape juice.
REGISTRATION is a must and is $18
Join the Shalom Center for the webinar. Registrants will receive a link to the webinar, even if they are unable to attend at the scheduled time.