Other Holidays

Tu BiSh’vat

Tu BiSh’vat Shabbat Service with Festive Prozdor & Participatory Dinner
Friday, January 25 at 6:30pm
Program with DC & MD Attorneys General
Sunday, January 27 at 3pm

Tu BiSh’vat has become a Jewish holiday to celebrate the environment and the beauty and bounty of the Earth.  Observed on the 15th (tu) of the month of Shevat, the holiday traditionally recognized the blooming of the trees and the start of the agricultural cycle in Israel.

In 2019 Temple Sinai will celebrate Tu BiSh’vat with two events.  The Jan. 25 Shabbat service (6:30pm) and prozdor (6pm) will have an environmental flair.  Following the service, please join us for a participatory dinner. RSVP for dinner. On Sunday, Jan. 27, we welcome Brian Frosh, the Attorney-General of Maryland, and Karl Racine, the Attorney-General of the District of Columbia, to discuss the important work they are doing to protect the environment in our area and throughout the country.  This event will begin with Tu BiSh’vat refreshments at 3pm, include the Attorneys-General speaking and answering questions from 3:30 to 4:30pm, and continue with discussion by the TS community about how it can confront climate change and protect the environment.

Both Attorneys-General have brought a number of lawsuits, including legal challenges to rolling back the Clean Power Plan, reversing Clean Car standards, eliminating the Clean Water rule, expanding off-shore drilling, weakening federal authority to ban ozone-depleting chemicals, and censoring science data.  They are actively concerned about environmental justice, climate change, and protecting our children and grandchildren.  For more information on their work, visit these websites: Racine and Frosh.

Please join us for both events.  For further information, contact Regina Ziegler (zieglerrg@gmail.com), Robyn Miller-Tarnoff (robynmtwork@gmail.com), or Lois Schiffer (loisschiffer@msn.com).

Holiday Resources

Tu BiSh’vat 

Check out the TS Library’s guide to Tu BiSh’vat and how to create a personalized haggaddah here.

View a sample haggaddah, prepared by TS members.