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Tu B’Shevat: A calendar of events

Jewish Ledger | January 14, 2011

Tu B’Shevat A calendar of events

SATURDAY, JANUARY 15
West Hartford – Sybil Sanchez, director of the Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life  (COEJL), will be guest speaker at Shabbat services, Beth El Temple, 2626 Albany Ave., (203) 233-9696

SUNDAY, JANUARY 16
Granby – Winter Tree Walk with Jay Kaplan, director of the Roaring Brook Nature Center through Werner’s Woods, focusing on winter tree identification in celebration ot Tu B’Shevat. Plus a discussion of the natural history of various tree species, how they have been used and why they are important for people and wildlife. One hour walk over gentle terrain; (860) 677-1235, emacgilpin@jewishhartford.org. $5 adults; $3 children; $15 cap per family.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19
Cheshire – Tu B’Shevat seder; sample fruits, juices and wines; 6:30 p.m., Temple Beth David, 3 Main St., (203) 272-0037, www.tbdcheshire.org.

West Hartford – “Learning to Like the People You Love!  Reflections of a Chassidic Feminist,” with Rivka Slonim, author of “Bread & Fire” and “Total Immersion,” and director of the Jewish Student Center in Binghamton, N.Y.  She will examine the nature of relationships and their Godly dimensions and offer ways to make the relationships that matter most more meaningful; 6: 30 p.m. dinner (optional), 7:30 p.m. lecture; Chabad House of Greater Hartford, 2352 Albany Ave., (860) 232-1116, www.chabadhartford.com, jewishlearning@chabadhartford.com; $25 lecture and dinner; $8 lecture only, in advance; $10 at the door.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 21
Cheshire – Tu B’Shevat seder, geared for families, featuring different types of fruits, followed by community dairy dinner; seder at 5:45 p.m.; Kol Ami, 1484 Highland Ave., (203) 284-1632, bcarim@snet.net. $12 adult; $5 child (under 5 free)

SUNDAY, JANAURY 23
West Hartford – Judaism and the Earth series presents “What’s Jewish About Gardening?” Tu B’Shevat program with Rabbi Andrea Cohen Kiener, who will discuss Biblical and modern forms of food production and the Jewish food ethic and more; 10 a.m. – noon; at a private home. www.jewishrenewalct.org, pnaiorct@gmail.com; FREE members; $10 non members

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