Tu B’Shvat Happenings in Colorado

Tu B’Shvat falls on February 8th this year, and the Colorado Front Range communities are celebrating with festivals, classes, seders and more!  Check out all the great ways to celebrate and learn about Tu B’ Shvat.  For more information on the events, please contact the host organization.  For information on how to host your own Tu B’ Shvat Seder or make your holiday more sustainable please visit Hazon’s Tu B’Shvat Resources.

Denver JCC Tu B’ Shvat Festival
Sunday, February 5th from 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Come join us for the birthday of the trees! Celebrate with environmentally oriented organizations as we learn about and experiment with things in nature – composting, planting, tasting and more. Children will learn about the themes of the holiday, while participating in hands on activities.  RSVP Phone: (303) 399-2660 or Email: mgruenwald@jccdenver.org. www.jccdenver.org

Celebrate Tu B’ Shvat with Stepping Stones in collaboration with the Boulder JCC, Shalom Baby, Shalom Family and Hazon.

Please join us February 5th at the Louisville Rec Center from 10:00am-1:00pm for a very special morning.  Tu B’shvat helps us celebrate the Earth and its blessings and confirms the Jewish values of environmental responsibilities and sustaining nature’s bounty.  RSVP to Deb Dusansky at debdusansky@comcast.net.

Judaism Your Way Tu B’ Shvat Seder
Tuesday February 7th, from 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Hebrew Educational Alliance in Denver, CO.

Please join Hebrew Educational Alliance, Kabbalah Experience,Temple Sinai and Judaism Your Way for Tu B’Shvat Seder.  We will provide soup to nuts (literally) and of course fruit, wine or grape juice as we learn the spiritual intentions in peeling and breaking through our metaphoric shells.  Register online at kabbalahexperience.com or by email to admin@kabbalahexperience.com or 303-758-8996. Cost: $5 per person, maximum per family $20

Make your own Edible Arrangement event in honor of Tu B’shvat

Wednesday February 8th from 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm at the home of the Goldfeder Family in North Boulder (Participants will be given the address when they RSVP).  Families will have a chance to learn a little about the history and spiritual significance of Tu B’Shvat as well as learn how to make their own Edible Arrangement that they can take home with them OR donate to a local charity.  The cost of this event is $18 per arrangement made. RSVP by Thursday, February 2nd to Ketriellah Goldfeder at Ketriellah@gmail.com.  Space is limited to 10 families.

Tu B’Shvat Talmud Class
Wednesday, February 8th, 12:00 pm at Bonai Shalom

Join us from noon – 1pm on Wednesday, February 8th, for our continuing Talmud study with some fruity extras for body and soul as we celebrate the birthday of the trees. We are studying Tractate Ta’anit, a section of Talmud with a strong environmental message and, in honor of Tu B’Shvat, we will fast forward to the legendary stories of Honi. There will be some fruit and drinks provided. Feel free to bring a brown bag lunch (dairy/parve).  http://bonaishalom.org/

Tu B’Shvat Themed Friday Night Dinner  with Reb Zalman and Rebbetzin Eve
Friday night, February 10th, 6:00 pm Services followed by Dinner and Learning

Please join us at 6 pm, followed by dinner at approximately 7:15 pm with our special guests, our very own beloved Reb Zalman Shachter-Shalomi and Rebbetzin Eve, who will share teachings, stories and songs in honor of the birthday of the trees, Tu B’Shvat, celebrated earlier in the week. Cost for the Friday evening dinner is $15 per adult, $12 per child (ages 5-12), with a maximum charge of $50 per family. Bring your own wine. To reserve your place, contact office@bonaishalom.org or call 303-442-6605 by the Tuesday prior.

The Flatiron Tribe in Boulder will be hosting a happy hour on February 16th

 The next installment of 3rd Thursday Happy Hours takes them to Conor O’Neill’s. Come join in celebrating Tu B’Shvat (the Jewish new year for the trees) at the only bar in Boulder that has a tree in the middle of it. Meet at 5:30 pm for drinks, food, and lots of fun!  Conor O’Neill’s, 1922   13th Street, Boulder, CO 80302.  Facebook Event

3rd Annual Wine & Trees, February 8th, 6:30 PM, LoHigh Neighborhood
Address provided upon RSVP

Geared toward young-ish professionals in the Denver-Boulder area, Wine & Trees is sponsored by JNFuture (a division of Jewish National Fund). The event involves free wine tasting, a local environmental leader who will speak about his connection to T’Bshvat, and the opportunity to plant trees in Israel in honor of the holiday. RSVP lisa.guthery@gmail.com