Celebrating Tu B’Shevat across Jewish Care

20 Jan 2022

Jewish Care hosted young volunteers from Project ImpACT’s Bar and Bat Mitzvah Programme at Jewish Care’s Michael Sobell Community Centre on Sunday.

The volunteering sessions challenge young people and encourage an outward and active approach to helping others. The group met the challenge and created decorative flower centrepieces to take pride of place on the tables at Jewish Care’s Michael Sobell Community Centre and at Jewish Care’s Holocaust Survivors’ Centre. 

Jewish Care’s Community Events Coordinator, Jo Leigh explained, “The Project ImpACT participants decorated pots with inspirational messages and flower stickers before putting coloured gravel into the pots along with synthetic sunflowers and Gypsophila to create beautiful, sustainable centrepieces for the tables, to celebrate to Tu B’Shevat and to bring joy to older people attending the centres.”

Meanwhile,  tenants at Pears Court at Sandringham as well as residents at Sidney Corob House in West Hampstead and Hyman Fine House in Brighton enjoyed planting fruit trees. At Vi & John Ruben’s House residents in Redbridge made indoor tree decorations and enjoyed fruit tasting whilst members of Jewish Care’s Holocaust Survivors’ Centre heard from Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg on the theme of the EcoSynagogue to celebrate Tu B’Shevat.