This annotated list includes many web links and one book about Tu B'Shevat for children and adults. It offers background information, history, stories, activities, seder readings and more.
Ideas for giving opportunities throughout the Jewish year. Connects each Jewish holiday to the concept of tzedakah and recommends a relevant type of beneficiary to support.
Topics: Congregational Development, Jewish Life, Money and Values, Tikkun Olam, Holidays, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Simchat Torah, Shemini Atzeret, Sukkot, Hanukkah, Tu Bishvat, Purim, Pesach, Shavuot, Tisha B'av
Type: Program Description
This activity from the Jerusalem Bird Observatory explains how trees support wildlife and invites children to collect tzedakah to plant a tree locally. It is useful for Tu B'Shvat or general tikkun olam programming.
Type: Class Activity
A collection of resources that help groups engaging in a values-based decision making approach to greening congregational spaces. The list is divided into print and online materials.
Topics: Congregational Development, Jewish Life, Money and Values, Jewish Practice, Jewish Thought, Tikkun Olam, Jewish Community, Tu Bishvat
An introduction to Tu B'Shevat for four- to five-year-olds and their families through science, games and art, from Oseh Shalom Religious School in Laurel, MD. (From 2004)
Type: Lesson Plan
This is an activity from the Jerusalem Bird Observatory that gives a list of biblical references to different trees and sends kids out into the field to find trees in their own neighborhoods.
Type: Class Activity
These three selections can be used in Tu b'Shevat seders. One is by secular Zionist thinker A. D. Gordon, one by Haskalah poet Saul Tchernikovsky and one by Reb Nachman of Bratslav.
Topics: Education, Jewish Life, Holiday Resources, Jewish Practice, Spirituality, Text Study, Tu Bishvat
Type: Text Compilation
This article explores the ramifications of Tu B'Shevat in the economic, spiritual, national-political and ecological spheres--from ancient times to the present.
Annotated weblinks and listings of resources to support congregations in their efforts to function in more ecologically sustainable ways, and to support those efforts in the world.