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Photo gallery: Families celebrate Tu B’Shevat Jewish new year for trees at JW3

16:12 15 January 2014

Alexander (five) makes a creature out of oranges and dried fruit helped by a member of the Israeli Scouts who were on hand to assist at JW3. Picture: Polly Hancock

Alexander (five) makes a creature out of oranges and dried fruit helped by a member of the Israeli Scouts who were on hand to assist at JW3. Picture: Polly Hancock

Polly Hancock

Children and adults have celebrated the Jewish new year for trees

Jewish community centre JW3 in Finchley Road, West Hampstead, staged an afternoon of activities on Sunday.

Visitors enjoyed a range of tree-themed activities for the Tu B’Shevat festival, which marks the beginning of the new year for trees in the Jewish calendar.

Children enjoyed seed-bombing, creating ecosystems in jars, tree-top tales and a tree-inspired art attack. They also spent time in the demonstration kitchen learning about Tu B’Shevat fruits.

Tu B’Shevat is held in the season when the earliest-blooming trees in Israel emerge after winter and start to bear fruit.

Liat Rosenthal, head of community programming at JW3, said: “The Tu B’Shevat family event was, true to its name, blooming marvelous.

“Tu B’Shevat is a great holiday for families to celebrate together – and at JW3 we relish the opportunity to reflect on our relationship with the natural world and inspire young people to become more environmentally conscious.”

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