Tu B'Shvat

Occurs on the 15th day of the Jewish month of Shvat, usually in late January or early February

Tu B'Shvat, the "New Year of the Trees", is the Jewish version of Arbor Day and marks the emergence of spring in Israel. Some hold a "Tu B'Shvat seder" meal similar to a Passover seder to celebrate, while others plant trees, often in honor or memory of loved ones. Fruit and nuts are traditionally eaten, especially the seven species associated with Israel: wheat, barley, grapes, figs, pomegranates, olives and dates. Almonds and carob are also popular.

Chabad Center for Jewish Life: Orthodox | 2640 W. 96th St., Carmel | 317-251-5573 | chabadindiana.org | rabbi@lubavitchindiana.com

Congregation Beth-El Zedeck: Reconstructionist/Conservative | 600 W. 70th St., Indianapolis | 317-253-3441 | bez613.org | bez613@bez613.org

Congregation Beth Shalom: Reform | 849 W. 96th St., Indianapolis | 317-306-5644 | bethshalomindy.org | info@bethshalomindy.org

Congregation B'nai Torah: Orthodox | 6510 Hoover Rd., Indianapolis | 317-253-5253 | btorahindy.org | office@btorah.org

Congregation Shaarey Tefilla: Conservative | 3085 W. 116th St., Carmel | 317-733-2169 | shaareytefilla.org | office@shaareytefilla.org

Etz Chaim Sephardic Congregation: Sephardic Orthodox | 6939 Hoover Rd., Indianapolis | 317-251-6220 | etzchaimindy.org | president@etzchaimindy.org

Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation: Reform | 6501 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis | 317-255-6647 | ihcindy.org | info@ihcindy.org