Jewish Earth Week Meets Boulder, CO

Thanks to the JNF, Jewish Earth Week will be in Colorado for the first time, officially making this a national program. We are super excited about their participation in this program. It makes sense that Boulder is going Jewish and green for a week — some say they are like that all year round :-). […]

UC Riverside Hillel Joins Campaign

We are super excited that UC Riverside Hillel is joining the Jewish Earth Week Campaign for 2016. If you are interested in being a part of it, just head over to the Hillel and speak with Kevin or contact via the Facebook.  

Launching 2nd Annual Jewish Earth Week

The environment remains as critical an issue as ever. With hundreds of world leaders meeting in Paris this month to help stop climate change – its not a marginal topic. This huge interest in the environment creates a great opportunity to bring environmental educational initiatives, programming, and awareness campaigns to campus — with a Jewish […]

Green Smoothies for Jewish Earth Week at Beach Hillel

Beach Hillel was excited to host its Picnic Tu B’shvat program on campus this year for Jewish Earth Week! Students gathered to appreciate the holiday of the trees, eating fresh fruits and the iconic dried fruits to commemorate how the earth provides us with an abundance of food, resources, and contributes to our lives. The […]

Caring for Your Adopted Plant

Congratulations if you adopted a plant today at USC! There are many resources on the web for how to sprout, care for, and grow your plant. One of the most amazing parts of this world that we live in is the potential that is contained in that small, tiny seed. That seed becomes a plant, […]

Are We Lagging Behind on Green Issues?

By Rabbi Yossi Ives, MA As a boy of six I was walking to shul with my father one morning and I unthinkingly tore some leaves off the hedge we were passing. In disapproval my father told me the Chassidic tale (Sefer Hatoldot-Chabad Vol XIII) of how Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak of Lubavitch as a young […]

A Tu B’Shvat Companion

Livnot, one of the most exciting institutions in Israel, produced a companion to Tu B’Shvat with dynamic and compelling content, and it can be downloaded below. This is a must-have resource as you plan your Tu BShvat activities. From the Introduction: The handbook you are holding is a practical guide for celebrating Tu B’Shvat. Like […]

Kabbalist’s Feast, A Tu B’Shevat Seder PDF Download

Year’s ago in the ancient city of Safed, a group of Kabbalists uncovered the mystical secrets of Tu B’Shevat, the Jewish holiday commemorating trees which begins this year on Wednesday Night, January 15th. This group revealed these mystical secrets in a ritual ceremony patterned after the Passover Seder and observed on the night of Tu […]

How to Spell ט׳׳ו בשבט in English?

Transliterating Hebrew into English always leaves room for interpretation, frustration, complication, and confusion. There is of course the raging debate in America for the last 100 years: how do you spell Hanukah? Is it Chanukah using the “ch” of the original hebrew ח. Or will you soften it out and just use a “H”. Is […]

Finding Tu B’Shvat Online

There are many resources online for Tu B’Shvat. While no means a complete listing, here are some places to start finding articles, ideas, classes, activities and more. I suggest looking at a few sites and getting some overview of what they have. JNF, a cosponsor for Jewish Earth Week, has an entire site dedicated to […]