[VIRTUAL] Tu B'shevat Seder: Wildfires, Reforestation, and the Climate Crisis

Date: January 27, 2021
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for a virtual Tu B’shevat Seder where we will explore the intersection of Jewish thought, trees, and the climate crisis. Tu B’shevat, literally the 15th of  the Hebrew month of Shevat, is the birthday of the trees in Jewish tradition, often celebrated with an ordered meal, or seder, and intentional conversation. The past two decades we have seen unprecedented wildfires in Colorado, largely a result of the climate crisis. We will explore the contemporary issues of Wildfires and Reforestation with Camille Stevens-Rumann, Assistant Professor in Forest and Rangeland Stewardship at CSU, and Rod Moraga, local firefighter, as we root ourselves in Jewish thought and the wisdom of tradition. The seder will be virtual, with the opportunity to learn, sing, dialogue, and act. 

Co-sponsored by Congregation Bonai Shalom, Congregation Har Hashem, Congregation Nevei Kodesh, CU Hillel, Moishe House Boulder, Boulder JTree, and Repair the World.

The virtual event is free with an option to purchase an $18 kit of the traditional seder foods to eat at home. Kits will be available prior to the program at the Boulder JCC. 

If you do not choose to purchase a seder kit ahead of time, these are the types of fruits and foods we will be eating during the seder:

  • Tree Fruits or nuts with a peel/shell

  • Tree Fruits with a pit inside

  • Tree Fruits with no peel or pit

  • A new fruit you haven’t eaten in a while

  • Fragrant herbs

  • Red and white wine or grape juice

  • A 24” section of cloth ribbon and permanent marker

Wednesday, January 27 | 7 - 8:30 pm | FREE
Seder kits can be purchased for $18 if you’d like us to put together all the seder goodies for you. Kits will be available for pickup from the Boulder JCC no later than January 25th.

Kit pickup will be from the JCC on Tuesday, January 26 | Between 12:30 - 1:30 pm and 4:30 - 5:30 pm