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Celebrate Tu B’Shevat with Israel Forever

Israel Forever

Shalom friends,

Mother Nature’s alarm clock is set to Tu B’Shevat time in Israel. The trees are waking up from their winter slumber. As their roots stretch deep in to the land, pulling nourishment to give them the strength to bloom and bear fruit, Tu B’Shevat reminds us that we, the Nation of Israel, pull nourishment from the same land – Zion.

The almond trees are starting to bloom and we are getting ready to celebrate the birthday of the trees and through their connection to the land – we celebrate our own.

Israel Forever is pleased to bring you a variety of ways to celebrate and feel Israel at home with Tu B’Shevat in your arts, seders, and more.


Celebrate Israel’s great fruitful bounty with Israel Forever!

CREATE - Israel in your your arts
CELEBRATE - Conduct a seder
CONNECT - Plan a community gathering
LEARN MORE - Visit the Plant Israel at Home page
TEACH OTHERS - Download our Teacher's Guide


Tu B'Shevat Israel in your art

For Tu B’shevat we’ve created four art projects to help celebrate the New Year for Israel’s trees and strengthen the ties between our families, the Seven Species and Israel.

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Tu B'Shevat Seder: A guide for hosting and attending

Tu B’Shvat is this weekend. Host a Tu B’Shvat Seder using Israel Forever’s one-of-a-kind Tu B'Shevat Seder haggadah. This guide is the first one focused solely on the Israel Connection is the perfect guidebook and companion to help you facilitate a seder.

Download your guide HERE and PRINT one of our vibrant posters for display!


The Meaning of a Birthday
By Dr. Elana Heideman

For those unfamiliar, Tu B’Shevat is celebrated on the 15th (TU = ט”ו) day of the Jewish month of Shevat שבט, this year on February 3-4. This is one of the 4 New Years mentioned in the Mishnah. Known in Israel as “Chag Ha'Ilanot” (Ilan אילן= tree), we honor this day when budding fruit enters a new year of life and the first bulbs of spring are beginning to bloom.

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The Four Cups: Gifts Of The Land Of Israel
By Michael Brown

Though there are few hard and fast rules regarding a Tu B'Shevat seder, it generally revolves around four cups of wine.

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A Tree in Israel Speaks
By Yaffa Klugerman

The diary of a tree with a branch span of more than 600 years. Live the history of the city of Tzvat through the life of a tree--through epidemics, earthquakes, visits from famous rabbis and more.

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Just as a tree needs care to extend its life, so, too our relationship with Israel needs proper care. Show love, respect, and pride in our homeland!

Host a Tu B'Shevat Seder this year!

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