by | Jan 24, 2014 | Other News

A group of Ohef Sholom parents and children came together on Sunday, Jan. 12 to celebrate the holiday of Tu B’shevat, the New Year for the Trees. While not planting trees, planting was the theme of the day.

Master Carpenter Jim Douglass made a beautiful planter for the temple’s outside atrium, and the kids readily filled it up with soil and planted pansies. Inside, children decorated clay pots to plant parsley, which should be ready for use as the karpas for the Passover Seder plate. Sweet Williams were also planted to decorate Passover tables.

This activity was sponsored by OST’s ChavuRAH!, a group that promotes social activities for families with children in the five- to 15-year-old range. It’s a great way to meet other families at Ohef Sholom and entertain kids with family-fun both at the Temple and in the community. To learn more about ChavuRAH! or other Ohef Sholom activities, contact