Jewish National Fund's


Tu BiShvat on Campus

I heart You Plant Trees in Israel

January 25 - 28, 2021


A Week of Programs to Celebrate Trees!


Celebrate Tu BiShvat with Jewish National Fund! We proudly think of Tu BiShvat, the world's first Earth Day, as JNF's holiday, as it embodies our dedication to Israel's environment. Connect to the land and people of Israel

for a week of virtual festivities.


In addition to activities, you will have an opportunity to fundraise and plant trees in Israel. Students who sell the most trees (minimum 10 trees) will be entered to win a prize. Sign up here to create your personalized fundraising page!




Join us for all or some of the programs for the week:


Monday, January 25

7:30 - 8:30 pm (ET)

Israel's Water Solutions featuring Seth Siegel,

author of Let There Be Water


Ever wonder how Israel became a leader in alternative water sources and solutions? Over the past half-century, Israel's innovative water management techniques have helped boost the Israeli economy, advanced Israeli agriculture and even helped broker international peace deals. Join Seth Siegel, author of Let There Be Water: Israel’s Solution for a Water-Starved World, to hear firsthand about how Israel is changing the way the world drinks water.


Tuesday, January 26

7:30 - 8:30 pm (ET)

Branching Out: A Tu BiShvat Yoga Practice


Tu BiShvat is best known as the new year of the trees or, more recently, as “Jewish Earth Day.” It is a time when we think about repairing the world and ourselves. In Hebrew, the word ‘man’ or “adam” has the same root as the word ‘earth’ or “adama.” In the same vein, yoga teaches us that we are not separate from the earth. Branch out in our Tu BiShvat-inspired yoga practice, and find your connection with our planet.


Wednesday, January 27

7:30 - 8:30 pm (ET)

Tu BiShvat Seder led by Yavneh Fellows


For over 500 years, Jews have marked Tu BiShvat with a special tradition: a Tu BiShvat Seder.  Similar to a Passover Seder (but much shorter), a Tu BiShvat Seder is a mystical ritual which examines fruit and wine/grape juice as symbols of the connection between humanity and nature and between Heaven and Earth. Join our special environmentally-focused Tu BiShvat Seder for an evening of connection, depth, and discussion!


Thursday, January 28

7:30 - 8:30 pm (ET)

Forest Fires and Firefighters: The U.S.-Israeli Brotherhood


Over the course of two weeks battling wildfires in California, Israeli and Californian firefighters became more than co-workers – they became a family. A few years back, US. firefighters similarly answered the call to help in Israel when fires raged in the small country. Join us as we hear stories from some of the people who made it happen, fought beside each other, and formed an unbreakable bond. This program is run in partnership with the Consulate General of Israel to the Pacific Northwest and the Consulate General of Israel to the Southeast.