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Celebrate Tu Bishvat Across America with JNF

Celebrate Tu Bishvat Across America with JNF

New York, NY: February 6, 2017 - Jewish National Fund (JNF-USA) is proudly celebrating Tu BiShvat Across America by offering environmental events and community Seders in colleges, synagogues, towns, and schools around the country to commemorate the New Year for Trees. Tu BiShvat, celebrated this year on February 11, embodies the abiding dedication to ecology, environmentalism, and conservation that JNF has always championed. Over the years, Tu BiShvat has taken on the theme of planting trees in Israel, creating a special connection to JNF.           

For months JNF has been fulfilling requests for materials and sending Tu Bishvat-related packets, including tree planting forms, posters, and JNF’s signature Blue Box to hundreds of schools and synagogues. Additionally, JNF is sending experts to synagogues and schools to discuss JNF’s world leadership role in forestation and water solutions. The recognized source for all things Tu Bishvat, JNF’s website and its Tu Bishvat Across America website offer resources for activities, haggadot, and sermons / divrei Torah. JNF is also offering its annual JNF Tu Bishvat Sweepstakes for the chance to win a round-trip ticket to Israel, courtesy of EL AL Airlines.      

JNF’s Campus Fellows program will also engage college students and offer Tu Bishvat events around the country. Fellows are located at University of Minnesota, Tufts University,University of Pennsylvania, University of Arizona, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Maryland, Binghamton University, UMass Amherst, New York University, and California Polytechnic University, SLO.  

Some campus Tu Bishvat events include:

Feb. 8: Purchase College, Tu Bishvat Pub Quiz. RSVP: Israel@wjcouncil.org  

Feb. 9: University of Minnesota-Chabad, An Evening of Wine and Cheese with JNF. RSVP: allysonkolpas@gmail.com

Feb. 10: University of Miami of Ohio, Tu Bishvat Seder. RSVP: hilak@muhillel.org 

Feb. 10: Capital University, Tu Bishvat Seder. RSVP: areid2@capital.edu 

Feb. 13: University of Washington, Succulent Tree Planting with Sustainability Group. RSVP: rsoble@hilleluw.org      

Below are some of the events taking place with JNF around the country during the next two weeks.

Greater New York

Feb 9: Beer, Cheese and (More Than) Trees, 7:30pm, Temple Beth Sholom (1901 Kresson Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003) RSVP: jnf.org/beercheesetrees 

Feb 9: Tu Bishvat Wine Tasting with JNFuture Boston6:30-8:30pm, Battery Ventures (1 Marine Park Drive, Boston, MA 02210) RSVP: rsvpne@jnf.org 


Feb 11: JNFuture’s Tu Bishvat Cocktail Party8:30pm, JNF House (42 E. 69th St, New York, NY 10021) RSVP:  jnf.org/jnfuturetbs 

Feb 12: Brunch and Trees with New Jersey JNFuture12:00pm, Hosted by Saul and Alyssa Sutton, Millburn, NJ – RSVP:   jnf.org/cnjtubishvat 

Feb 12: Annual Tu Bishvat Community Celebration9:30am, Albany Marriott (189 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12205) RSVP:   jnf.org/albanytbs 

Feb. 12: Solutions for a Water-Starved World5:00pm, Young Israel of Flatbush (1012 Avenue I, Brooklyn, NY 11230) RSVP: lmardiks@jnf.org 

Mountain States

Feb: 9: JNFutures 8th Annual Wine & Trees: Tu BiShvat in the Rockies 6:30-9:30pm, Space Gallery ( 400 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204)

Western States

Feb. 11: Tu Bishvat Cider Tasting with Portland JNFuture6:30pm, Portland Cider Company ( 8925 SE Jannsen Rd. Building F, Clackamas, OR 97015) 

Feb. 16: JNFuture’sTu Beer’shvat, 7:00pm, Angel City Brewery (216 Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012)

Feb. 16: Tu Bishvat Cider Tasting with Seattle JNFuture6:30pm, Schilling Cider House (708 Norh 34th Street, Seattle, WA 98103)

Southeast and Florida

Feb. 12: Atlanta JNFuture Tu Beer'shvat with Atlanta Trees 1:00-3:00pm, The Carter Center (453 Freedom Pkwy NE Atlanta GA 30307)

Feb. 9: JNFuture Tu' Bishvat Signature Event 7:00-11:00pm, Markowicz Art Gallery (110 NE 40th Street, Miami FL 33137)

Feb. 10: Miami Temple Beth Am Shabbat Dinner 7:00-10:00pm, Temple Beth Am (5950 SW 88th St, Pinecrest, FL 33156)

Feb .12: JNFuture Tu B'shvat Cemetery Cleanup 11:00am-1pm, Temple Israel (137 NE 19th St, Miami, FL 33132)

MidWest

Feb. 12: Chicago Tu Bishvat Community Celebration11:30am-2:30pm, Rochelle Zell Jewish High School (1095 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield, IL)

Feb. 12: Northern Ohio Tu Bishvat Community Celebration2:00-4:00pm, Mandell JCC Stonehill Audiorium (26001 South Woodland Rd. Beachwood, OH 44122)

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JEWISH NATIONAL FUND (JNF) began in 1901 as a dream and vision to reestablish a homeland in Israel for Jewish people everywhere. Jews the world over collected coins in iconic JNF Blue Boxes, purchasing land and planting trees until ultimately, their dream of a Jewish homeland was a reality. JNF gives all generations of Jews a unique voice in building a prosperous future for the land of Israel and its people.

JNF embodies both heart and action; our work is varied in scope but singular in benefit. We strive to bring an enhanced quality of life to all of Israel’s residents, and translate these advancements to the world beyond. JNF is greening the desert with millions of trees, building thousands of parks, creating new communities and cities for generations of Israelis to call home, bolstering Israel’s water supply, helping develop innovative arid-agriculture techniques, and educating both young and old about the founding and importance of Israel and Zionism.

JNF is a registered 501(c)(3) organization and United Nations NGO, which continuously earns top ratings from charity overseers.

For more information on JNF, call 888-JNF-0099 or visit www.jnf.org.

 

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