Tu B'Shevat Seder
& Kiddush Lunch
Join us as we gather together for a Tu B'Shevat Seder to commemorate the New Year of the Trees and our connection to the fruit bearing cycles of the Earth. The Seder is a tradition that began in the 16th century in Tsfat, written down by scholars in a book called the Pri Etz Hadar, meaning the Fruit of the Goodly Tree.
We will eat symbolic fruits and nuts from Eretz Yisrael such as olives, dates, figs, pomegranates, walnuts, carob, quinces and much more (as available), and drink both red and white wines (or juices) to symbolize the white, quiet time of winter and the red of the sun's strength in springtime as plants begin to bloom.
Saturday, January 26, 2013.
Note -The Seder will take place directly following Saturday morning Shabbat services and will be combined with our Kiddush lunch which is always open to all.
Shabbat services start at 9:10 AM.
Torah service begin approximately around 10:30.
The Kiddush lunch & Seder will begin around 12:30 and conclude by approximately 2:00pm
Come for all or part of the service, whatever time is right for you, feel free to join in.
The Seder/Kidush Lunch is a complimentary event, however your rsvp is kindly appreciated for planning purposes.
Parking at Water Tower Place Garage $11 with validation
Via Public Transit, take the CTA Red line to the Chicago stop and walk a few blocks East to Michigan and then one block north. Or take the numerous express/local buses that go to North Michigan Ave, 147, 151, 3, 66 and others.
You do not need to be a member of Central Synagogue or any Meetup to attend this or any of our other events.