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15 Shevat

11 February 2017

Tu Bishvat

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Looking for a Tu Bishvat Seder? Try one of these:

Lookstein Center
Several printable Tu Bishvat seders, including an ice cream seder and one for very little children. Also articles, activites, lessons and links to other websites

URJ
Very nice, easy to use seder with full instructions on what to serve when, with readers' parts.

Akhlah
A simple guide to what you need to have and do for a Tu Bishvat seder, with quiz, vocabulary and craft activities.

My Jewish Learning
A seder and instructions on how to run one

Other Tu Bishvat resources:

My Jewish Learning
loads of info about Tu Bishvat

Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (USA)
Programme ideas, study guides, information, texts, etc.
Advocacy and Other Resources

URJ - Green Table, Just Table
Educational programmes, articles, food justice sermons, sustainable food choices, blessing, and more

Jewcology
Quotations from Jewish sources about Tu Bishvat

Preparation for the Tu B'Shevat Seder
You will need to purchase both red and white wine or grape juice and 15 different types of fruits and nuts; five from each of the following three categories:

1) fruits or nuts with an inedible outer shell and an edible inner core: pineapple, coconut, orange, pomello, banana, walnut, pecan, grapefruit, starfruit, pinenut, pomegranate, papaya, brazil nut, pistachio, or almond. (Note: purchase the whole fruit or nut so you can remove the outer shell during the seder).
2) fruits with edible outer flesh and pithy, inedible cores: olive, date, cherry, loquat, peach, apricot, jujub, persimmon, avocado. plum, or hackberry. (Note: purchase the whole fruit so you can remove the pit or core during the seder).
3) fruits which are edible throughout: no protective shells, neither internal nor external are needed. The symbolic fruits may be eaten entirely and include: strawberry, grape, raisin, fig, raspberry, blueberry, cranberry, carob, apple, pear, kiwi or quince.

Follow the instructions in the seders and have a great time.

Food for Tu Bishvat:
Fruity Dinner
Chocolate Fondue