Monday January 17

Martin Luther King Day

10:00 am -12:00 pm

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.  

This year we add a special dedication to Martin Luther King Jr. as we commit to racial justice together

 All are welcome,

 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Contemplative snow shoe in woods and field

2 pm – 4 pm Family outdoor program with sledding and X-country skiing  – NOTE TIME CHANGE FOR FAMILY PROGRAM

 All VT STATE 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.  

  Contemplative Snow Shoe in the Woods  

– led by Kohenet Sephirah Stacey Oshkello 

 Together we will snowshoe around the fields & woods as we 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. Bring your own snowshoes.

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

Contemplative  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 


Registration required @

     Please send a donation through VEEM with your email registration.

Sliding Scale Suggested Donation of $18 – $180 can be sent via PayPal

      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.   

We also welcome donations toward our Tree Of Life Fruit Orchard in honor of your loved ones.