Tu B’Shvat Seder for Peace with Jewish Voice for Peace-Detroit
Date(s) - 01/23/2022
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Jewish Voice for Peace--Detroit
A virtual Tu B’Shvat event to honor the “Birthday of Trees” and promote equal rights and social justice in Israel-Palestine.
The event will include a group reading from Jews, Palestinians, and other activists as we acknowledge and mourn the ongoing suffering endured by Palestinians from the founding and expansion of Israel. Plan your own seder at home with wine, fruits, nuts and seeds from trees as we read from our Haggadah book (we will send you a link).
Since 2000, the uprooting of more than one million olive trees by the State of Israel to make way for settlements and the Apartheid Wall in the West Bank has wreaked incalculable damage on a primary source of food and income for thousands of Palestinian farmers. JPV-Detroit joins the Jewish tradition of redefining tradition by observing Tu B’Shvat as a festival of healing and reconciliation.
It’s an opportunity to re-examine the history of Israel-Palestine, and advocate for equal rights and social justice. Tikkun calls Rabbi Brant “the voice of a new generation of American Jews who are refusing to allow the right-wing voices of the Jewish world to define Judaism.” Rabbi Lynn is known as one of the first women to become a rabbi in Jewish history. She’s a pioneer Jewish feminist, human rights activist, writer, visual artist, ceremonialist, community educator and master storyteller.
It is an opportunity to re-examine the history of Israel-Palestine, explore options for creating equal rights and social justice in the area, promote environmental consciousness, and fundraise for Palestinian farmers to replant olive and other trees destroyed by the Occupation.
Donations: Please make a donation to support Palestinian agriculture and plant trees in Palestine through the nonprofit MECA (Middle East Children’s Alliance). Donate here: bit.ly/JVPPlantTrees