2019-01-02 / Voice at the Shore

Several synagogues to host Tu B’Shevat celebrations


Tu B’Shevat Seders like the one held last year by the Stockton University Hillel typically feature various fruits and nuts, wine or juice, often accompanied by a vegetarian main dish. Tu B’Shevat Seders like the one held last year by the Stockton University Hillel typically feature various fruits and nuts, wine or juice, often accompanied by a vegetarian main dish. Come celebrate Tu B’Shevat and the renewal of life in Israel by eating and drinking merrily to honor the holiday and Shabbat! Tu B’Shevat is the New Year for the trees and is celebrated around the world by eating various fruits and nuts, especially those connected with the Land of Israel: figs, dates, apricots, pistachios, walnuts, and olives. In Israel, the day is similar to Arbor Day, with tree planting by school children and adults alike.

Jews from all over the world will be partnering with the JNF to make this Tu B’Shevat a particularly special event, so don’t miss it! All community members are invited to take part in one of the many Tu B’Shevat Seders and events being offered at several local synagogues.

Temple Beth Shalom in Brigantine will hold its annual Tu B’Shevat Seder & Shabbat Dinner on January 18, at 6:30 p.m. Reservations are required by Jan. 15. Cost: $15 per person. Please call the office at (609) 266-0403 or send an email to office@seashul.org to make your reservation. Temple Beth Shalom is located at 4419 W. Brigantine Avenue.

Shirat Hayam in Ventnor will also host a Tu B’Shevat Seder on Friday, January 18. The evening will begin with services at 6:00 p.m., followed by a Shabbat Dinner and Seder. The cost is $18 per person. Advance reservations with payment are required; please mail your check to Shirat Hayam, 700 N. Swarthmore Avenue, Ventnor, NJ 08406, to confirm your reservation. For more information, call Karen at 609-822-7116.

Beth El Synagogue in Margate will host a Tu B’Shevat Luncheon on Monday, January 21, from noon to 2 p.m. Cost is $18.00 person. Come ready to share your favorite stories about Tu B’Shevat. Beth El is located at 500 North Jerome Avenue. For reservations and more information, please contact Beth El at (609) 823-2725. 

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