How can I celebrate Tu BiShvat at home?

Answered by
Rabbi Victor S. Appell

Tu BiShvat is the “New Year of the Trees," and it's a wonderful holiday to celebrate at home.

  • Treat your home to a new plant or two. Children enjoy planting seeds and watching new plants grow.
  • At bedtime, read a book about trees with your children.
  • Start a window-sill herb garden or counter-top composter.
  • Let Tu BiShvat be the impetus to reduce, reuse, recycle.
  • A Tu BiShvat seder is a traditional, fun and easy way to celebrate the holiday.
  • Going to a Tu BiShvat seder? Bring a delicious dish incorporating the traditional foods of Tu BiShvat.