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: email@example.com
Feb. 10: University of Miami of Ohio, Tu Bishvat Seder. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
Feb. 10: Capital University, Tu Bishvat Seder. RSVP: email@example.com
Feb. 13: University of Washington, Succulent Tree Planting with Sustainability Group. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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)
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)
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)