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Tu B'Shevat

Our environmentally-focused celebration of Tu B’Shevat (literally "15th of the month of Sevat") keeps what is meaningful from our Jewish inheritance in a way that expresses our Humanistic values. 


4 Ways Kol Hadash Does Tu B’Shevat Differently

1. Interpreting Tu B’Shevat as a celebration of environmental awareness reflects our Humanistic belief that people have the responsibility to solve our shared problems. Both adult and youth participants come away with concrete ideas of how they can make a difference.

2. At our Sunday School Tu B’Shevat Fruit Seder, families bring non-perishable food for a local food pantry as part of the Jewish tradition of community service (“tikkun olam”), and we encourage our students to be adventurous in tasting new fruits.

3. At our Adult Tu B’Shevat celebrations, we enjoy sampling unusual fruits and different wines. 

4. Both of our welcoming Tu B’Shevat celebrations are fun, no-obligation introductions to Humanistic Judaism which appeals to people who identify as Culturally Jewish, Just Jewish, Jew-ish, Jewish and . . . , Half-Jewish, Jews by Choice, Multicultural, Not Religious, Secular, Humanistic, Atheist, and/or Agnostic. No prior knowledge or Jewish literacy is needed; come as you are!

Tu B’Shevat Family Fruit Seder 

Sunday, January 21, 10:30 -11:30 am

All are welcome to join the fun!
Kol Hadash Sunday School at Deerfield High School
1959 N. Waukegan Road, Deerfield

Adult Tu B’Shevat Seder 

All are welcome to join the fun!
Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation 
at the North Shore Unitarian Church
2100 Half Day Road, Deerfield

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For more information, contact our administrator, Jeremy Owens, at, or 847/383-5184.

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