Interfaith Chaplaincy

Tu B'Shvat Seder

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Location: 
Woodbury Campus Center Dining Room, Portland (Look for the goldenrod sign!)
Contact Name: 
Religious & Spiritual Life
Contact Phone: 
228-8093
Contact Email: 
interfaith@usm.maine.edu

Tu B'Svat is an ancient Jewish observance, known also as the "New Year of Trees," used to mark the date on which the first fruits of trees were determined for tithe, the 10% offered at the Temple.  In contemporary interpretation, it is a kind of Arbor Day, or Earth Day, and this iteration, co-hosted by Jewish Chaplain Hillel Katzir and Pagan Chaplain Cynthia Jane Collins, exemplifies that with emphasis on celebration of the natural world and its gifts.  Informal and guided ritual, open to all!