“Tu b’Shevat: Mindfulness on the Menu”
Saturday, January 26, 2013
4:30 – 7:00 pm (including a potluck dinner)
Celebrate Tu b’Shevat with an exciting evening of learning, havdallah, and a potluck dinner. Using elements of the Tu b’Shevat seder and our own experiences, we’ll be exploring “mindfulness” in regards to food.
Learning (parallel tracks: one for adults and one for families with kids)
- For adults: Led by Rabbi Billy, we’ll be exploring the spiritual elements of the holiday as related to its different symbols. We’ll also investigate the ethical and moral actions we take in regards to food.
- For families: Led by Rabbi Mara and resident cooking instructor, Jenna Lebowich, we’ll use our five senses to explore the foods, symbols, and meanings of the holiday
All that followed by a special Tu b’Shevat Havdalah (led by our clergy). Then we’ll join together for a potluck dinner.
For dinner: Please bring a hearty main or side dish that has special significance to your family.
Be prepared to share that story informally with others. If you’re bringing kids, involve them in the preparation and explanation of the dish. No nuts, please.