Hurray for the trees and a greater emphasis on environmental activism and earth-care! When our Little Minyan began hosting an intergenerational Tu B’Shvat seder, it was a novelty on the Columbus Jewish landscape outside of religious schools. Now, there are myriad Tu B’Shvat events throughout our city. What a joy to see this proliferation of celebration and appreciation of the Kabbalistic approach to this Talmudic holiday.
This year we will combine our 9th annual Tu B’Shvat seder with a Little Minyan Souper Shabbat. Join us on Friday, February 6th, in our space at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Upper Arlington. Candle lighting, kiddush and dinner to begin shortly after 5:30 p.m. and our Tu B’Shvat seder with fruits and nuts will be our “dessert.” End time: around 8:00 p.m. with opportunity for schmoozing and continued environmentally-focused conversation for those without an early bedtime.
We will also plant parsley for Passover, recycling/reusing/repurposing our wine/juice cups after our seder concludes. Yes, Pesach is only 8 and a half weeks away – we will soon rejoice in the exodus from slavery toward freedom and from bitter cold to warmth.
All attendees are invited to bring a side dish to share. Anyone able to provide additional support for this event can contact Jodi at email@example.com or sign up HERE. The Little Minyan is fueled by communal participation.