January 27, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 10:50 am
Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School
1901 E Jefferson St
MD 20852
Program Coordinator
(301) 770-6337

Tu B’shvat is a Jewish holiday also known as the New Year for Trees.

On  January 27th, IFFP will celebrate this holiday with a special seder led by Cantor Bret Goldstein.  Please enjoy these videos with your children to help them enjoy the seder rituals.

Did you know that:

  • Trees create an ecosystem to provide habitat and food for birds and other animals.
  • Trees absorb carbon dioxide and harmful gasses, such as sulfur dioxide and carbon monoxide.  Trees release oxygen. One large tree can supply a day’s supply of oxygen for four people.
  • Canada’s boreal forest, our planet’s largest intact old-growth forest, is being destroyed.  Logging, oil, gas, and mining companies are clearing over one million acres each year and threatening hundreds of Indigenous communities, iconic caribou, and billions of migratory birds.

o   300 billion tons of carbon are stored in the boreal region’s soils, plants, and wetlands. That’s equal to over three decades’ of fossil fuel emissions.

o   Many of these ancient trees are being turned into toilet paper, paper towels, and facial tissues.

How can we help?