Tu B’Shvat in the Redwoods

Sunday, January 20, 2019
Morning Adult Seder & Kids Program • All-Ages Afternoon Offerings


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 co-led by Wilderness Torah’s Maggid Zelig Golden and Hazzan Shulamit Wise Fairman of the Kehilla Community Synagogue.

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



Everyone is welcome at Wilderness Torah events.



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!

Participants should be comfortable in the outdoors and committed to a shared group experience.

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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