Tu biShvat — Birthday of the Trees

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Saturday, January 30, 2:00 PM

“Celebrating Tu biShvat: Birthday of the Trees” – an interactive program with Natasha Nataniela Shabat, Biblical Hebrew Teacher. Everyone is invited to participate in this annual birthday of the trees during which we will explore the significance of trees and our relationships with them — in the world, in Jewish tradition, and in the history of Mount Auburn Cemetery.  Please bring a poem or writing that reflects your own appreciation of trees; readings will also be provided. This celebration will also include traditional Tu biShvat nuts, fruits, and juice. Weather permitting, we will take a brief tour to look at Mount Auburn’s trees following the indoor program in Bigelow Chapel. Seating is limited. Preregistration is required. Admission: $5, members; $10, non-members.

Natasha Shabat learned Hebrew as an adult and has been teaching full-time to adults since 1997, in congregations, community centers, and private homes. Her students — whom she teaches in groups, individually, and by video and telephone — include rabbis and rabbinical students, cantors, lay leaders, Me’ah graduates, Hebrew-school teachers, Hebrew-school drop-outs, and Jews-by-choice.  Among her students are doctors, lawyers, professors, business leaders, homemakers, grandmothers, great-grandfathers, West Point graduates, and Christian clergy.  Natasha is a graduate of Harvard University in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations.


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2 Responses to “Tu biShvat — Birthday of the Trees”

  1. Leonard Gruenberg Says:

    I am interested in learning spoken Hebrew. I do have a basic knowledge of the language.

  2. mila Says:

    please,notify me of the upcoming beginning hebrew classess

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