Tu B’Shvat Buzz

Tu B’Shvat Starts Tonight!

Livnot Tu B'Shvat

We’re up to our eyeballs in prep for Tu B’Shvat, but not just celebrating in Tzfat. Many organizations across the globe are partnering with Livnot to bring this holiday into to the spotlight, giving it the attention it deserves in the Jewish calendar! Last year, with our freshly published Tu B’Shvat Companion, drawing from the work the of nature-based learning styles of Michael Even-Esh and Yehonatan Shumer, compiled and written by Shlomo Tal and Nina Medved, and edited by Shayna Rehberg, Livnot helped organize 100 seders around the world. This companion is a great way to enhance any celebration–at home, work, school, synagogue, etc. This year, we are aiming for organizing/inspiring 1000 Tu B’Shvat celebrations. Thanks to many wonderful alumni and partner organizations, we are on track for at least that many. Please keep sharing this link, with the e-book, videos, and music…all free!: New video tutorials have just been released, bringing the number of Livnot’s Tu B’Shvat videos to six. These videos are meant to give inspiration and insights into using the free Tu B’Shvat Companion to create your own fun and meaningful celebration. Watch here:

Livnot in the News

Check out these shout-outs to the Livnot-style celebration of Jewish values harvested from nature: An editorial piece in the Jerusalem Post on Tu B’Shvat’s place in the Jewish calendar, by Meir Paltiel, is here. An essay on mindfulness, by Henna Warman, on Ritualwell’s blog is here. An interview with Shlomo Tal featured in the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) is here. An article in Breaking Israel News, about the universal relevance of the holiday and Livnot’s vision of global celebration is here.   **Don’t forget to send us pictures from your celebration! Share on social media by using #LivnotTBS or tagging Livnot U’Lehibanot.

Shayna Rehberg
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Shayna Rehberg straddles the Gen X/Millennial divide in Tzfat with her four unique and creative children as an ‘unlabeled’ Jew. In all her spare time she also enjoys music, photography, blogging, collecting knives and teacups, swapping stories, and shopping in the shuk.