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Tu B'Shvat

Winter may seem to be a funny time to celebrate the Jewish New Year for Trees. Bare branches still silhouette the sky and the earth seems to shiver instead of blossom. But this is the time of year when sap begins to rise and buds begin to form.

On January 24, 2019, Havurah will host a special Tu B'Shvat reading:

Havurah members Alicia Jo Rabins and Rebecca Clarren will read from their newly published books, Fruit Geode  and Kickdown.

Alicia's first collection of poems, Divinity School, won the APR/Honickman First Book Award; she is a poet, musician and Torah teacher, and will perform live music as part of the reading.

Rebecca is an award-winning journalist with extensive experience reporting on environmental issues; Kickdown, her debut novel, was shortlisted for the PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction.

In the spirit of Tu B’Shvat, the authors will read passages from their books related to the natural world. The reading is sponsored by Havurah's Tikkun Olam Climate Action Team. 

The above photo is of "The Lawrence Tree," a painting by Georgia O'Keeffe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mon, December 10 2018 2 Tevet 5779