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This study session, developed by Rabbi Andrew Shugerman, rabbinic fellow, JTS Florida Development Office, explores eating as a Jewish spiritual practice through a mystical ceremony developed for celebrating Tu Bishvat (the Fifteenth of Shevat), the New Year of the Trees.
Rabbinic student Mikie Goldstein describes what goes into the JTS student-run Tu Bishvat seder:
Joshua Rabin, JTS senior rabbinical student and MA candidate at The Davidson School, has published a Jewish environmental sourcebook in conjunction with USY.
To order your copy, please contact:
Amy Dorsch, Education Coordinator
USCJ Department of Youth and Young Adult Services
(212) 533-7800 x1115
The JTS EcoReps is a student group dedicated to raising environmental awareness among our student population. The JTS EcoReps have planted a rooftop garden at 3080 Broadway.
See a slideshow of the planting process and bountiful harvest:
With the largest collection of hebraica and Judaica in the Western hemisphere, The Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary has a wealth of resources to help celebrate the holiday.
The selections below on Books and Music were curated from The Library's collection and we invite you to visit The Library to explore them in depth.
|Tu b'Shvat: A mystical seder for the New Year of trees||Bergman, Yehoshua||BM695.A7 B47|
|Trees, earth, and Torah a Tu b'Shvat anthology||Elon, Ari||BM695.T9 T74 1999|
|Hagadah shel u bi-Shevaṭ: Tu B'shvat Haggadah||Hefter, Seymour||BM695.A7 H4 1975
OVERSIZE BM695.A7 H4 1975
|Tu b'shvat melodies / Purim melodies||Lipsker, Eli||Music Collection
M2017.6 .T9 1978
|Hamisha Asar Bish'vat songster [Shiron le-Ḥamishah aśar bi-Shevat]||
|Sheet Music Coll M1850.J5 H36 1942|