Cong. Sinai religious school families celebrate Tu B'Shevat
On Sunday, Feb. 12, the religious school of Congregation Sinai celebrated Tu B'Shevat, the New Year of the Trees with a Seder. The children, their parents and grandparents joined teachers and the spiritual leaders as they drank grape juice (in place of wine) from white to pink to red. This ritual signifies the growing season of the important species of fruits and wheat, which grow during the seasons in Israel. They ate almonds (fruit with a hard outer shell and soft inside), dates (fruit with a soft outer and hard pit inside ), avocado (fruit with a hard outer shell and pit inside, and raisins (fruit which is completely edible). They also sang songs and praises for these gifts and included wheat crackers for grains.
It was a wonderful celebration, completed with the lower grade children planting pots with vegetables to grow for spring.