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Tu B'Shevat

“When I walk into one of our services or events, I feel at home.  These are my people and this is my congregation, and there won’t be another one for me even though there is one only a few blocks from where I live. It doesn’t matter.”

 — Margie M., Chicago


At Kol Hadash, we observe                     Tu B'Shevat, the “new year for trees” with all-community seders in which we explore the foods and many wonders of the natural world. We treat the holiday as an environmental awareness day on which we remember our ethical obligations to care for the planet and its inhabitants.



Sunday School Tu B’Shevat Seder

Sunday, January 31
10:30 AM

Our Sunday School  Tu B’Shevat Seder celebrates the cycling of the seasons, our connections to the natural world, and a delicious variety of foods that grow on trees and in the land of Israel.

Families also bring non-perishable food items to benefit a local food pantry. As Humanists, we believe that it is human beings who have the responsibility for solving human problems. And as Jews, we are committed to the Jewish tradition of community service and mutual support. Learn more about our Holiday Celebrations for Children.

Adult Tu B’Shevat Seder

North Shore Unitarian Church
2100 Half Day Road, Deerfield, IL

At Kol Hadash, Tu B’Shevat is a fun holiday for adults, too. As part of a Friday evening Shabbat service, Rabbi Chalom leads an adult Tu B’shevat Seder, where tasting a variety of fruits and sampling different wines are all part of the service.

Read more about Humanistic Tu B’Shevat celebrations.

Tu B'Shevat

See Tu B’Shevat come alive for your children with stories, songs, and activities led by Rabbi Adam Chalom and Education Director Dawn Friedman. Storytimes are intended for children ages 0-2 (older children welcome) and are held at different local bookstores and other convenient neighborhood locations.

Tu B'shevat: A New Year...For Trees is one in a series of storytimes sponsored by jBaby Chicago. All sessions are free of charge. Learn more.

RSVP for storytime on JUF's website. For more information, contact our administrator, Jeremy Owens, at, or 847/383-5184.

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