Tu Bishvat is coming. As we thought about this holiday, we wondered just how we could celebrate it in a virtual setting. We usually come together for a Tu Bishvat seder after Shabbat services and last year many of us met at Cox Arboretum for some text study and a nature walk. Since we are still being as cautious as we can about gathering together, we have found a completely different way to celebrate.
On Erev Tu Bishvat, we will meet on Zoom for a very special workshop on micrography led by a Jewish educator in Los Angeles. Rae Antonoff Portnoy will teach us about the history of this unusual art form that uses words to create pictures, and we will each make a unique piece of art in honor of the holiday. As Rae says, “No artistic experience necessary. If you can write, you can create micrography!” Plan to join us on Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 6:30 pm. Watch for the Zoom link and materials list here and in the weekly News & Notes email.