Jewish Community Center
Tu B’Shevat, literally the fifteenth day of the month of Shevat, marks an important day in the Jewish religious tradition. According to Leviticus 19:23-25: “When you come to the land and you plant any tree, you shall treat its fruit as forbidden; for three years it will be forbidden and not eaten. In the fourth year, all of its fruit shall be sanctified to praise the L-RD. In the fifth year, you may eat its fruit.“ A trees age is calculated by how many Tu B’Shevat’s it has lived through.
One Cool Earth has joined with Temple Ner Shalom congregation and Jewish Community Center members to celebrate this day, donating trees for planting on the temple grounds. Over 350 oaks, cypress, redwoods, and a variety of other native trees survive, providing windbreaks and privacy screens for the temple and surrounding facilities.