COS students to celebrate Tu B'Shevat with seniors


Two students spend time with a Brookdale Island Lake resident.

Long before there was Earth Day, there was Tu B'Shevat, the Jewish New Year for Trees. This celebratory observance marks the beginning of the growing season in Israel when trees are planted. Customs include planting trees and eating fruits and various nuts, especially those native to Israel.

Congregation Ohev Shalom fifth-grade students will present a Tu B'Shevat Seder at Brookdale Island Lake in Longwood on Sunday, Feb. 12 at 10:30 a.m. The seniors and youngsters will participate in an intergenerational interaction centered around this beautiful holiday. Planting and decorating flower pots allows for connecting and sharing with new relationships. Coordinating such programs between Jewish Pavilion and Ohev Shalom is an ongoing partnership. Soon after TuB'Shevat the religious school children will be presenting Passover Sederim at several senior living communities in Orange and Seminole counties. 

For more information on how to become involved with Jewish Pavilion and the hundreds of elders in our community call 407-678-9363.


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