Tu B’Shvat in the Redwoods

January 28, 2018

Morning Adult Seder & Kids Program • All-Ages Afternoon Offerings


Join Wilderness Torah to celebrate Tu B’Shvat, the New Year of the Trees, in the East Bay Redwoods

As the days begin to lengthen, we pause during Tu B’Shvat to celebrate the unseen awakening of spring. Deep within the trees, the sap begins to flow as the trees start their cycle anew.

In the tradition of the Kabbalists (16th century mystics of Tsfat, Israel), we gather in the forest to create an experiential Tu B’Shvat seder (ceremony) that connects us to the trees and the elements and takes us on a journey from the physical world to the spiritual world. We will delight in p’ri ha-etz (the fruit of the trees), and celebrate the season together through the five senses, song, meditation, and Tu B’Shvat teachings.

In the afternoon, join us for an ecology walk around the beautiful redwood groves, a family concert with Octopretzel, or many other exciting Tu B’Shvat inspired offerings.

Date and Time: Sunday, January 28, 2018; 10am – 3:30pm

Location: Roberts Regional Recreation Area, Oakland, CA


Everyone is welcome at Wilderness Torah events.

Hand on Hand


We create pluralistic, multi-generational community celebrations to reconnect us to the earth-based traditions of Judaism.

We welcome everyone — Jews, people of various faiths, interfaith couples and families, the LGBTQIA community, people of color — anyone who’d like to attend. We do our best to offer a range of activities so that people of all backgrounds and experience levels can plug in, and we partner with inclusivity nonprofits on programming and training. We welcome your feedback!


I felt connected with Judaism in a way I have never felt before. There was an awe to be amongst the beautiful redwoods that make the Bay home, and to love and respect the trees while celebrating them!
Tu B’Shvat in the Redwoods Participant