Jan 17, 2014  By Jewish National Fund  Category: Environment,

Celebrating Tu B'Shevat -- in Washington D.C.

Ira Bartfield, JNF assistant vice president of community and congregational relations, observes the holiday of Tu B'Shevat by planting a tree at the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture in Washington D.C. Also participating were Matt Nosanchuk from the White House, senior administration members, and senior staff from the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture and the U.S. Forest Service. The ceremony was organized by the administration, underscoring the importance of preserving and protecting of our environment as a Jewish value.