- Name: Gail Schneiderman
- Occasion: Tu B'Shevat holiday
Photo: Beth Hillel Bnai Emunah Academy students, Sisterhood and volunteers planting seeds during Yom Yarok:
Green Day event Jan. 27, which took place at BHCBE - Wilmette in conjunction with Jewish holiday of Tu B'Shevat.
Foreground: Students Hannah (Wilmette) Eithan (Skokie)
Back: Volunteers Jocelyn (Wilmette) Sisterhood member Noga Askenazi (Skokie) Joel (Glencoe)
PHOTO and STORY: Gail Schneiderman
Tu B'Shevat is a Jewish holiday also known as the "New Year of the Trees," rebirth and renewal.
In keeping with the idea that Tu B'Shevat marks the revival of nature, the Beth Hillel Bnai Emunah
Sisterhood, Wilmette held a "Yom Yarok" Green Day Event at the congregation Jan 27. Volunteers from
the Sisterhood and the synagogue conducted classes for the Academy students, facilitating discussions
and doing craft projects related to the environment.
The event concluded with over 125 students, parents and teachers attending an environmental
Tu B'Shevat seder which is a festive meal featuring seven species of foods: wheat, barley, grapes,
figs, pomegranates, olives and dates.