by Josh Traulsen, MHWOW Program Manager
Moishe House Without Walls hosts from around the world gathered over 450 of their Jewish peers to celebrate the holiday of Tu B’Shvat this past month in the form of Shabbatot, Sedarim, Havdallahlot, discussions, and service projects. Here are just a few highlights from over 40 programs celebrating Tu B’Shvat this year!
Rachel Banks and Andrew Cohen hosted 25 people for their Tu B’Shvat Seder!
Tu B’Shvat Volunteering
Nate Shapiro and friends at a local non profit in Omaha, Nebraska. Afterwards, they gathered for a Tu B’shvat seder.
Two Mitzvot, One Program
Amanda Snow and Andrew Casper hosted brought together two of the mitzot of Tu B’Shvat by preforming the Seder and planting parsley for everyone to take home.
Service and Seder in Boise
Nemmie gathered her Boise community for an evening of food, fun and service by organizing a presentation for the group about different volunteer opportunities before enjoying a plant-based dinner.
An Eco Seder in the Pacific Northwest
“Often overlooked in Hebrew school, Tu B’shevat is a wonderful holiday that celebrates the new year of the trees. Seattle and the Pacific Northwest in general host incredible mountains, rivers, and giant trees. Celebrating Tu B’Shevat and teaching others about the importance of taking care of our planet will be the focuses of this meal together.” — Daniell Nadiv
Other Notable Programs
Tu B’Shevat Bowl: Seder and Superbowl — Rachel Saslaw, New York City
Taste bud-Changing Tu B’Shevat: Using taste changing tablets that make sour foods taste sweet to alter the Seder experience— Alissa Mroz, Phoenix
Freedom Seder: Taking Arthur Waskow’s 1969 Passover Freedom Seder and Adapting it to Tu B’Shevat — Alanna Kleinman, Philadelphia
Hassidic Qi Gong: A Mindfulness Session in the Forest — Becky Tahel Bordo, Los Angeles
Did you host an event that you think we should all know about?
The Moishe House Without Walls Facebook Group is a great place to share ideas and programs, look for advise, and see what is going on in real time around the globe!