Tu B’Shevat is a celebation of trees and the harveset. Officially it’s the start of the new year for measuring the age of trees. And it’s an occasion for eating lots of fruit. But the Jewish holiday is also a reminder to keep nature in mind when you’re going about your business.
We’ve got two Tu B’Shevat celebrations around Chicagoland on Sunday (the holiday is actually Tuesday evening to Wednesday evening). The Chicago Botanic Garden is naturally celebrating the festival of trees with an invitation to explore trees in the greenhouses. You can even take a plant home.
Later, you can head to North Suburban Synagogue Beth El where the group ShirLaLa will rock out green and environmental in a family concert. Dinner available for purchase.
These are great ways to enhance your childrens’ knowledge about traditions of celebrating the environment.