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Tu B’Shevat

In 2023/5783 Tu B’Shevat is sundown February 5 to sundown February 6.

About This Holiday

15 Shevat (Chabad)

Tu B’shevat 101 (My Jewish Learning)

Events

All events listed at Central Time and are on Zoom if no location is noted. Submit an event here or email [email protected].

Song Seeds: Singing Our Way Towards Tu b’Shvat (Shir Tikvah & Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light) 5 p.m. Sundays, January 15, 22, & 29. Shir Tikvah (1360 West Minnehaha Parkway, Minneapolis) & on Zoom/Livestream

Sunday Family Fun Day – It’s Tu B’Shevat! (Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School) 10 – 11:30 a.m. Sunday, January 29. Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School (4330 S. Cedar Lake Road, Minneapolis)

Open Doors Free Judaica Swap (Heritage Judaica) 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Sunday, January 20. Beth Jacob Congregation (1179 Victoria Curve, Saint Paul)

Yalla, Let’s eat! Tu B’Shevat (St. Paul Jewish Federation) 12 – 1:15 p.m. Sunday, January 29

​Tu B’Shvat Hike and Hot Cocoa (Adath Jeshurun Congregation) 1 p.m. Sunday, February 5. Location TBD

Singing Sap Toward Spring (Shir Tikvah & Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light) 5 – 6:30 p.m. Sunday, February 5. Shir Tikvah (1360 West Minnehaha Parkway, Minneapolis) & Zoom

Tu B’Shevat Potluck (Jewish Veg Twin Cities) 6 – 9 p.m. Monday, February 6. Register for address

Tu B’shvat Wine and Paint Night (Chabad Young Professionals) 7 – 8:30 p.m. Monday, February 6. Chabad Uptown (3013 James Ave. S, Minneapolis). $12-16

Succulents and Salads: A Tu B’Shevat Celebration for Women (Chabad Minneapolis) 7:30 p.m. Monday, February 6. Minneapolis Chabad Lubavitch (2845 Hedberg Drive, Minnetonka). $15

Jewish Voices for the Earth (Shir Tikvah) 6 p.m. Tuesdays, February 7, 14, & 21. Shir Tikvah (1360 West Minnehaha Parkway, Minneapolis). $54

Further Resources & Reading

How to Lead a Tu Bishvat Seder (My Jewish Learning)

Tu B’Shevat Haggadot

The Four Worlds of Tu B’shevat (Sinai Green)

Justice Seder (Rabbi David G. Winship)

Pri Ets Hadar (the original Tu B’Shevat Haggadah, circa 1728)

Seder and Sourcebook (Hazon)

Seder Tu BiShvat (Velveteen Rabbi)

Seeds of Hope (BabagaNewz)

A Tu B’Shvat Seder (Juliette Hirt)

A Tu B’Shevat Seder for Kids (PJ Library)

4K Virtual Outdoor Hikes (4K Relaxation Channel)

Tu B’Shevat Cosmic Reference Library Articles (Devotaj Sacred Arts)

Tu B’Shevat history, customs, & recipes (Reform Judaism)

Tu B’Shevat for Kids (PJ Library)

Tu B’Shevat & mental health (The Blue Dove Foundation)

Tu B’Shevat Playlist (TC Jewfolk)

Tu B’Shevat reflections, articles, poems, & more (Ritualwell)

Yes, It’s a Minnesota Winter. We’re Still Celebrating Tu B’Shevat. (TC Jewfolk)

Recipes & Crafts

Tu B’Shevat Foods (The Nosher)

Tu B’Shevat Recipes (Rebekah Lowin)

TC Chewfolk

Banana-Coconut Soup with Peach Salsa

Dried Fruit Tabouleh & Pistachio Stuffed Dates w/Coconut

Fruit Breads & Tu B’Shevat “Forest”

Mandelbread

Tu B’Shevat Smorasbord

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Purim

In 2023/5783 Ta’anit Esther is sunrise to sunset March 6, Purim is sundown March 6 to sundown March 7, and Shushan Purim is sundown March 7 to sundown March 8. 

About This Holiday

Purim 101 (My Jewish Learning)

Purim (Chabad)

Events

All events listed at Central Time and are on Zoom if no location is noted. Submit an event here or email [email protected].

Purim Carnival (Mount Zion Temple) 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Sunday, March 5. Mount Zion Temple (1300 Summit Ave, St. Paul)

Purim Carnival (Shir Tikvah) 11:30 a.m. Sunday, March 5. Shir Tikvah (1360 West Minnehaha Parkway, Minneapolis). $20

Adult Purim Extravaganza (Mount Zion Temple) 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 6. Mount Zion Temple (1300 Summit Ave, St. Paul)

Buy Hamentaschen

Love Letters Bakery Pickup available February 10, March 3, or March 10th. Flavors: Apricot, Raspberry, Cherry, Nutella, Poppyseed. $20/dozen

Shir Tikvah Orders due Wednesday, February 1. Flavors: Apricot, Strawberry, Prune, Nutella and Oreo. $18/dozen

Temple of Aaron (info on pg. 7) Pickup available February during February during ToA gift shop hours. Flavors: mixed fruit, poppyseed with nuts, apricot, chocolate and, upon request, gluten-free. $17/dozen

Further Resources & Reading

11 Reasons Purim Is The Perfect Vegan Holiday (TC Jewfolk)

5 Yoga Poses To Help Turn You Into A Hamantaschen (TC Jewfolk)

Celebrating Purim With Your Family (PJ Library)

DIY Purim Costume Ideas for Kids and Adults (Rebekah Lowin)

“Felt” Like Making Hamentaschen (TC Jewfolk)

Purim history, customs, & recipes (Reform Judaism)

Purim reflections, articles, poems, & more (Ritualwell)

Purim sustainability resources (Hazon)

Who Did The Better ‘Encanto’ Themed Purim Parody? (TC Jewfolk)

Recipes & Crafts

Purim Food (The Nosher)

Purim Recipes (Rebekah Lowin)

TC Chewfolk

Blue Hamentaschen

Onion Poppy Seed Purim Ring Bread

Chocolate Hamantaschen

Challatashen

Four Hamantaschen: Pareve, Lemon with Chocolate-Chestnut filling, Cheesy, & Crispy

Melissa’s Hamantaschen

Molten Chocolate Hamantaschen

Mushroom Kreplach

Onion-Poppy Seed Bread Ring

A Trio of Triangle Foods

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