|Thank you for joining us at our celebration this morning!!!!!|
We celebrate by expressing joy and thankfulness for trees, harvests, and the natural world. Many families plant trees at home and in Israel, and eat delicious fruits and greens in celebration of this “New Year of the Trees.” During this agricultural festival, we care about our and consider our obligation to care for the environment and our sacred responsibility to share the fruits of God’s earth with all.
In honor of Tu BiSh'vat, make a commitment as a family or with friends to focus on one or more of these environmental practices:
Adopting natural areas, such as parks, streams, and roadsides, are projects individuals of all ages can get involved in to enhance the beauty and environmental quality of natural green spaces. Together with family members and friends, you can informally “adopt” an area simply by pledging to clean it regularly and advocating to the local government for its needs; in some areas, more formal adoption programs are available. Cleaning up a natural area near home can make a big difference – not only to the ecological health of the area itself, but to the esteem of the neighborhood around the area.