Join us for a "New Year of the Trees" Seder and Dinner!
As is our annual tradition we'll join together for a mystical tour of the "4 Worlds." In each world, we'll read poetry, tell stories, and share fruit and nuts and grape juice and wine.
We'll share a meal centred around black bean chocolate chili.
Tzedakah customs for Tu B’Shvat
Giving tzedakah opens the heart and brings many spiritual rewards. The Zohar calls tzedakah a tree of life.
There is a custom to create a ma’ot perot (“fruit money”) fund to provide fruit for the poor for Tu B’Shvat. Another custom involves giving a charity fifteen coins, corresponding to the fifteenth of Shevat; others give ninety-one coins, corresponding to the gematria of the word ilan (tree). The rabbis say that by giving charity, we increase and do not decrease our substance. By pruning a vine, it yields more grapes. It is appropriate to distribute leftover fruit from a Tu B’Shvat feast to the poor.
The Glebe Minyan (TGM) is funded solely on a “Pay-what-you-wish” model. Please leave a cash donation, a cheque payable to Anna Maranta, or offer a donation through PayPal: firstname.lastname@example.org
At all TGM events we collect donations for the Ottawa / Kosher Food Banks. Please bring your favourite non-perishable food items to donate. In keeping with this festival, you may consider single and bulk packaged dried fruits, raw or roasted nuts including pistachios, nut or seed butters, fruit juices, “Sesame Snaps,” halvah, fruit bars such as “Larabars” or “Kind” – style bars, fragrant dried herbs and spices, etc.