Fig parfait ingredients

Greek Yogurt Parfait with Fresh Figs

Celebrate Tu Bishvat with an easy fig parfait


Tu Bishvat: Interfaith Friendly, Jewish in Nature

A local foodie in rural Massachusetts created a Tu Bishvat seder that could include his partner who was not Jewish and their Jewish friend and friends who were not Jewish.


Tu Bishvat Marbella Chicken with Nutty Barley Pilaf

Tu Bishvat is a celebration of the connections we have to nature and the new year of trees. When it comes to food, trees provide us with fruit and nuts. This nutty pilaf and Tu Bishvat Marbella chicken is an ode to both fruit and nuts. If you grew up with a copy of The Silver Palate […]

Jessie's dog

A Snowstorm, My Pup, and a Moment to Celebrate Nature

A snowstorm, my pup, and a moment to celebrate nature

Washing hands

Coming Clean with Your Toddler on Tu Bishvat

Tu Bishvat is a really beautiful holiday; a new year for the trees. It is a time to think about the earth, and to celebrate the many ways it nourishes us. It is also a good time to think about Israel, a place where it might actually be reasonable to plant a tree right now (as […]


The Unintended Consequences of Blintzes for Blitzen

My Jewish husband and I (a Unitarian Universalist) might not have known what we were getting into when we decided to raise our kids Jewish—but keep celebrating Christmas—my favorite holiday. That was ten years ago. Fast forward five years, to this past January. We took our then-4-year-old daughter to a Tu Bishvat celebration. On the […]


My New Year’s Resolution: Improvement Not Perfection

If you’ve read some of my blogs related to Sukkot and Tu Bishvat or articles in the InterfaithFamily article archive, you know that the environment is an issue that my family and I care deeply about. We have an organic vegetable garden, use earth-friendly cleaning products and buy local meats and produce whenever possible. We […]


How a Tin Can and Piece of Paper Taught me to Speak for the Trees

This week, the Jewish world, will celebrate Tu Bishvat, the New Year of trees. Often referred to as Judaism’s Earth Day, it is a time when Jews renew their commitment to care for the earth, celebrate nature and anticipate the renewal of the natural world. The other day, as I thought about the coming holiday, […]