Rabbi Yael Levy will lead a Mystical Seder to mark the holiday of Tu B’Shvat on Friday, January 25, at 7:30 p.m. at Mishkan Shalom synagogue in Roxborough. The seder will kick off a weekend of three events celebrating the Jewish holiday that also will include a Mindfulness Shabbat morning service, lunch provided by A Way In Jewish Mindfulness program, and a walk in the Wissahickon.
The seder - which will include meditation, music and the ritual eating of fruits and nuts and the drinking of wine or grape juice - was first developed by the Kabbalists of the 16th century as a different way to mark the day set aside to celebrate the trees.
The seder is free although donations are welcome before or after Shabbat. Pre-registration is necessary: Please call the Mishkan Shalom office at 215-508-0226 x 0 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Details are also available on the Mishkan website.