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In Focus: Handmaker celebrates Tu B’Shevat

Handmaker residents Sarah Segal (left) and Marcie Sutland with Congregation Or Chadash fifth-grade student Alex Strizver on Jan. 27. Courtesy Nanci Levy/Handmaker Jewish Services for the Aging)
Rabbi Stephanie Aaron of Congregation Chaverim holds a Tu B’Shevat seder with Handmaker residents on Jan. 21. (Courtesy Nanci Levy/Handmaker Jewish Services for the Aging)

Handmaker Jewish Services for the Aging recently celebrated Tu B’Shevat, known as the New Year for the Trees, with representatives of three local synagogues. Rabbi Batsheva Appel of Temple Emanu-El led a talk about the holiday on Friday, Jan. 18; Rabbi Stephanie Aaron of Congregation Chaverim led a Tu B’Shevat seder on Monday, Jan. 21; and fifth-grade students from Congregation Or Chadash visited on Sunday, Jan. 27 to paint flowerpots and plant seeds.

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