11 2017

Tu B'shvat Tot Shabbat

10:30AM - 11:30AM  

Havurah Shalom: Reconstructionist 825 NW 18th Ave
Portland, OR

Contact Teri Ruch
503-248-4662 ext. 4

Please join us for a special Tot Shabbat – Tu B’shvat, Feb. 11, 10:30 – 11:30 am.
RSVP here by Wednesday, Feb. 8.

The holiday of Tu B'Shvat celebrates the 'birthday of the trees.' But, why do that in the middle of winter rather than during the green blossoming of spring or the harvests of autumn? Tu B’shvat inspires us to notice subtle new growth and tender beginnings. We remind ourselves to have faith that the rains will cease and the seasons will progress. Even more importantly, we celebrate the internal growth that happens when we aren’t really paying attention. Our ancestors, in very different lands, understood this Full Moon of Shvat to be the time when the sap begins to rise again!

Please bring one of the traditional 7 species (something with wheat, barley, figs, grapes, pomegranates, olives, honey) or some other fruit or nut. For more information on the spiritual and cultural meaning of the 7 species, please see the information on our website.