As we celebrate the ReBirthday of the Trees, so we celebrate the Rebirth of a truthful, life-committed, tree-affirming government of the USA! The Trees of Planet Earth need Soil, Water, Sun, Air – and “Quintessence,” the Fifth Reality, Love. How do we nourish them with each of these?
We invite you to join us to sing our commitment to nourish trees. Learn how, in a collaboration between COEJL --- the Conference on the Environment and Jewish Life, led by Rabbi Dan Swartz -- and The Shalom Center, led by Rabbi Arthur Waskow. They will be joined by Rabbi Ellen Bernstein, author of the first widely used Earth-centered Tu B’Shvat Seder, Birthday of the Trees., and by Shayna Cohen of Congregation Shirat HaYam. There will be the music of the Trees as well -- as sung by Cantor Linda Hirschhorn, leader of Vocolot and the renowned composer-singer of "Circle Round for Freedom, Circle Round for Peace."
The gathering will take place on Zoom and FaceBook Live from 8:30 pm to 10 pm Eastern (5:30 to 7 pm Pacific) on Thursday, January 28 --- Yontif Sheni, “HolyDay Second” of celebrating the Tree of Life. (We thought this unprecedented celebration of the Trees themselves should have its own unprecedented time.)
This event will involve a free-will offering: We welcome you to help support this effort, by giving what you feel moved to give when you register.
You will receive the Zoom link shortly before Tu B’Shvat.
Get ready for Tu B’Shvat with this book:
Trees, Earth, and Torah: A Tu B'Shvat Anthology
Edited by Ari Elon, Naomi Mara Hyman, & Arthur O. Waskow
Presents everything you want to know about this holyday: how it has changed and grown over the last 2500 years. Stories and teachings from Torah, Talmud, Hassidism, Zionism, Eco-Judaism. Poems, songs, art, comix, adult-level and child-level Seders for Tu B’Shvat. The book is available at a 40% discount from the Jewish Publication Society at -- https://jps.org/books/trees-earth-and-torah/
I hope you’ll join us! Click on Register Now to sign up.
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