Tu BiSh’vat or the “New Year of the Trees” is Jewish Arbor Day. The holiday is observed on the 15th (tu) of the Hebrew month of Sh’vat. Scholars believe that originally Tu BiSh’vat was an agricultural festival, marking the emergence of spring. In the 17th century, Kabbalists created a ritual for Tu BiSh’vat that is similar to a Passover seder. Today, many Jews hold a modern version of the Tu BiSh’vat seder each year. The holiday also has become a tree-planting festival in Israel, in which Israelis and Jews around the world plant trees in honor or in memory of loved ones and friends. Read more about the history and customs of Tu BiSh’vat.
Simchat Torah Celebration
Friday, October 9
7:00 p.m. – Shabbat Simchat Torah Evening Service
Saturday, October 10
10:30 a.m. – Shabbat Morning Simchat Torah with Yizkor
Religious School Tefilah – Sundays at 9:00 a.m.
High Holy Days
The High Holy Days start with our Selichot program and service on September 12. Please see our High Holy Days page for a complete service schedule.