A Virtual Tu BiShvat Celebration and Gardening Workshop

Hosted by San Diego

Sunday, January 24, 2021

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm PT


Free to Attend

About Our Event

Join us for a dynamic, community-wide virtual Tu BiShvat celebration! Nan Sterman, award-winning gardener, will lead us through an interactive, step-by-step gardening workshop (supplies list provided below) where you will learn to plant succulents from the comfort of your own home. We will also hear from Noa Zer, Director of Resource Development for the Central Arava Regional Council, to learn about how Jewish National Fund makes the land of Israel bloom. Rabbis, synagogues, and community organizations from across San Diego will be joining in on this event for Jewish learning about environmentalism and sustainability in the spirit of ringing in the New Year of the Trees.

Participating Synagogues and Organizations - In Formation

Beth Jacob Congregation • Coastal Roots Farm • Congregation Beth Am • Congregation Beth El

Congregation Beth Israel • Congregation B’nai Tikvah • Congregation Dor Hadash • Hadassah

Jewish Federation of San Diego County • Kahal Am • Lawrence Family JCC (Early Childhood)

Ohr Shalom • San Diego Jewish Academy • San Diego Outreach Synagogue • Temple Adat Shalom

Temple Beth Shalom • Temple Solel • Tifereth Israel Synagogue • Young Israel of San Diego





Nan Sterman

WaterWise Gardener

Nan Sterman is a garden designer, author, botanist, and award-winning garden communicator, dedicated to the transformation of planted landscapes from overly thirsty and resource intensive to climate appropriate and sustainable. Nan is host, co-producer, and co-writer of A Growing Passion, a television show that celebrates all the ways that San Diego “grows,” from farms and nurseries to backyards and schoolyards, to native habitats and more.

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Noa Zer

As the Central Arava Regional Council’s Director of Resource Development, Noa Zer partners closely with JNF to sustain and develop Israel’s arid desert region along the Jordanian border. A sabra raised in the suburbs of Tel Aviv, Ms. Zer lives with her husband and three children.

With Support From

Nan Sterman, WaterWise Gardener

Event Chair

Debbie Kornberg

Event Committee

Allie Donahoo

Marti Eisenberg

Myra Chack Fleischer

Lauren Lizerbram

Jacqui Schneider

Peter Singer

More Information

Monica Edelman, Director, San Diego

[email protected] or 858.824.9178 x988