Deep in the winter quiet, the ever intuitive Jewish calendar brings us a celebration of possibilities and abundance in honor of The Tree of Life. Tu B’Shvat celebrates, the birthday of the trees, and has become a modern Jewish Earth Day!  In the lunar month of Shvat, we come together: to pause, to bless, to enjoy the fruits of our beautiful earth and to recommit ourselves to actions that steward this world we share with our friends the trees.  

All are welcome, as we honor the trees & Shabbat with two separate programs, play in the snow, drink Hemlock tea, share stories & songs, and snow shoe in the forest.  Family outdoor program and Adult contemplative snow shoe offered simultaneously – 10:30am – 12:30pm 

 All COVID-19 guidelines will be followed with social distancing, and masks required for those over 3 years old. Please stay home if you or your children are feeling sick. 

   Family program for families with young children    – led by educator Melanie Kessler   

  We will play games and share a “kid-friendly” ritual that deepens our gratitude for the land and revitalizes our commitment toward ecology. All activities will be outside. Dress warm and don’t let the weather keep you from this nurturing community event.  Registration required.  

  Adults: Chanting Contemplative Snow Shoe in the Woods   

– led by Kohenet Sephirah Stacey Oshkello and Kohenet Yepeth Perla Rubin  

 Together we will romp around the woods and engage in mindfulness activities that connect us to each other, the seasonal holiday, and the earth. As we journey through the four worlds of Jewish mysticism we will learn from the natural wonders around us and the teachings that dwell within. 

For both programs bring: sleds, snow toys, layers, snow pants, snow boots, and a happy smile.  

Adult Program:   bring your own snow shoes, snow pants, mittens, hat, and layers   

Depending on the snow conditions – snow shoes may not be necessary. Snow shoes can be rented locally at Clearwater Sports in Waitsfield 

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      Nobody is turned away for inability to pay, scholarships available. 

Payment is required with registration and non-refundable. We are a small non-profit and your payment helps us continue to offer community programs.