Join us for our online Tu Bishvat seder!

IJV’s Online Chavurah is thrilled to announce our first event of the new year! You’re invited to join us for a Tu Bishvat seder on Sunday, January 16th at 4pm EST.

Tu Bishvat is the new year of the trees. Traditionally, this holiday is associated with renewal, environmental stewardship, communal accountability and food resource redistribution. But the holiday was co-opted in the last century by Zionist propaganda to justify the ongoing colonization of Palestine, including the demolition of Palestinian homes and olive groves.

Join Rabbi Lucia Pizarro for IJV’s Tu Bishvat Online Seder where we will read some texts, make some space for creativity, and partake in an adapted version of some of the rituals of the Tu Bishvat Seder.

What To Bring

Upon registering for this seder, you will be sent a list of suggested (and alternative) beverages, foods, and supplies you may want to bring to partake in the seder. These are all optional and you can show up and partake in the seder however you wish!

Open to all

While this event is open to anyone who is interested, we strongly suggest that you join IJV as a member or supporter in order to help us cover the costs associated with the event, and help us put on future events like this.

About IJV’s Online Chavurah

IJV’s Online Chavurah is a non-Zionist space where we can build connections with like-minded people. All viewpoints are valuable, and we encourage participants to share their own unique thoughts and experiences. This is not a group meant to debate differences in opinion but to share and support each other’s learning.

IJV’s Online Chavurah does not presuppose any theology nor any particular knowledge about anything other than one’s own life. It uses a group format to explore Jewish text, liturgy and theology, providing time for participants to discover new meaning in old writings.