Seeds of Kindness: A Tu B’Shevat Mitzvah Day

Sunday, January 27, 2013
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seeds of kindness-01-01Said Dov Baer, the Maggid of Mezhirech: Your kind deeds are used by God as seed for the planting of trees in the Garden of Eden; thus, each of you creates your own Paradise.

This year TBS is doing Mitzvah Day with a twist—an environmental focus.  Our projects and programs are all focused on tending to and celebrating the earth.  With this in mind, you will notice that many of our programs and projects are being held at the temple this year.  Join us for a day of fun, friendship, and meaning for all ages.



9:00-9:30 a.m.- Complimentary Bagel Nosh in the Social Hall (Sponsored by Brotherhood)
9:30-9:50 a.m. – Seeds of Kindness Kick-Off
9:50-12:00 p.m. – Offsite Projects (if applicable)
10:00 a.m. – Onsite Activities begin
11:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m. – Seabirds Food Truck Fundraiser

Sponsor our Planting Efforts
On Tu B’Shevat it’s a mitzvah to plant.  Please consider underwriting our planting efforts by sponsoring a Seeds of Kindness plant for $18.  We will be planting for our children, residents of Bubbe & Zayde, and Mitzvah Meals.

Eco-Friendly Shopping Bags
In light of TBS Sacks the Plastic!, our advocacy program, participants may purchase reusable shopping bags with our beautiful Seeds of Kindness logo.  You will have an opportunity to decorate your bag while onsite at TBS.  Pre-order your bags for $3 each, or purchase one for $4 the day of the event.


Activity Name Description Age Restrictions Group Leader
Young Family Program Join us for a morning of arts, play, and planting activities in honor of Tu B’Shevat…designed especially for the little ones and their parents.  In addition to our exciting morning of activities, we will be hosting a story telling session featuring PJ Library books! Families with children ages 7 and under (with parents) Cindi Dubrow and Jill Silberman
TBS Sacks the Plastic! Advocacy Program Plastic bags are everywhere! Every day we are handed countless plastic bags: when we go to the grocery store, retail clothing store, book store, restaurants, etc. Yes, sometimes, plastic bags are convenient, as they are water resistant and light and inexpensive compared to paper bags.  But are you aware of the impact they have on our environment?  Come explore the “Trash Vortex,” and find out what you can do in this interactive, multi-media workshop.  We will also be writing advocacy letters and decorating our reusable shopping bags! Appropriate for ages 7+ Cantor Shannon McGrady Bane & Richard Stein
Planter Building TBS is creating a community garden where we will plant seasonal, organic produce to benefit our Mitzvah Meals project.  Bring your muscles, drills, and skills to build low-rise moveable, planters. Teen + Warren Dubrow
Composting Demonstration For those of you staying onsite at TBS, a Naturalist will be doing a composting demonstration and workshop where you can learn the basics of recycling food waste. All ages TBA
Pots N’ Plants Decorate your own pot and plant parsley in it just in time for your Pesach seder in March! All Ages TBA
Silverado Canyon Nature Clean Up We are privileged to live near an ecological and recreational paradise known as the Santa Ana Mountains. Our mountains are rich with biological diversity, that can be found nowhere else on earth.  Unfortunately, the Santa Ana Mountains are highly threatened by pollution, habitat degradation, abuse, and neglect. Joel Robinson of Naturalist For You will be leading us to help clean up Silverado Canyon. There will be an opportunity to cross a flowing creek, visit a rock pool, pass through oak woodland, and enjoy the vibrant scenery. The group will pick up litter and learn about the plants and wildlife. All Ages Joel Robinson *A parking pass will need to be purchased for $5
Bubbe & Zayde Garden Help create a Holocaust garden for the Bubbe & Zayde assisted living facility in Santa Ana.  Together we will be planting rose bushes and painting rocks as a living memorial. All Ages Julie Nolte
Park Clean Up Travel with us to local parks in the Santa Ana/Orange Areas to do a clean-up, making them beautiful for all to enjoy. All Ages Robin Joseph