Vegan Tu B’Shevat Potluck
Happy Birthday to the trees! It’s Tu B’Shevat, Jewish Arbor Day, and we’re celebrating.
Tu B’Shevat is the New Year of the Trees—and the most vegan-friendly holiday on the Hebrew calendar. At this time of year in biblical times, fruit trees were tithed (had their produce set aside as taxes) in their 4th year, having been forbidden to eat for the first 3.
That may sound strange, but it’s actually solid horticultural advice. A lot of trees, including almonds & dates, don’t even produce edible fruits until their 4th or 5th year. Leaving them to grow ensured they’d provide plenty of food in years to come.
Bring a vegan dish to share (no meat, milk, butter, cheese, eggs, honey) containing fruits, nuts or grains for this agricultural holiday. Homemade or from your favorite co-op deli or restaurant.
Beverages—especially wine or grape juice—are welcome too. But please bring a food item in addition to any beverage. We don’t want to end up with 2 entrées & 9 bottles of wine.
At 7 p.m., we’ll join a Zoom presentation on the mystical origin of the Tu B’Shevat seder & the environmental “tikkun” (repair) of a plant-based lifestyle.
Details on parking, getting buzzed into the building, etc will be sent a week beforehand to those who’ve RSVP’d “going.” Check your Facebook message requests.