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JRC’s Tu B’Shvat Seder

February 3 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM


7:00 pm Service with Seder led by clergy
7:45 pm Hila Ratzabi presentation and Tu B’Shvat art project for children led by Rabbi David
At JRC, via Zoom, and Facebook Live

Tu B’shvat has developed into an ecological holiday that reminds Jews of our connection to the Earth and our role as caretakers of the environment. Join us to celebrate with a seder led by Rabbi Rachel Weiss and Cantor Howard Friedland with a special performance by JRC’s Junior Choir.

We welcome award-winning poet, writer and editor and Director of Virtual Content and Programs at Ritualwell, Hila Ratzabi to read and lead a discussion about her debut book of poems, There Are Still Woods. The powerful collection addresses the climate crisis, weaving in concepts from Jewish spirituality, theology, indigenous mythology, and science. Join the conversation about personal experiences with climate change, and theology; the connection between earth, nature and God.

Rabbi David will lead a simultaneous, holiday related program for children on Ba’al Taschit, the prohibition in Judaism against wastefulness. Students will explore renewable energy by making windmills that power LED lights! (This project is intended for children in grades 3-7. Younger children are welcome with an adult helper.)


February 3
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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Evanston, IL
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