Written by Rob Nagus, Director of Queenâ€™s Hillel
In January, Queenâ€™s Hillel hosted a beautiful Tu Bâ€™Shvat dinner at Beth Israel Synagogue. Our Education team did an amazing job decorating the shul with Tu Bâ€™Shvat themed accessories as well as providing each table with information and discussion topics about the holiday. The Committee also gave a short presentation about Tu Bâ€™Shvat and the origins of the holiday. In addition to our regular Shabbat meal, our Kashrut Committee helped prepare several Tu Bâ€™shvat themed dishes, including the obvious selection of dried fruits and pomegranates. They also prepared a traditional Sephardic rice dish often served on the holiday. Over 120 students came to celebrate for a great night of food, learning, community and yiddishkeit.