Tu B'Shevat for Kids!! If you read my previous posts, you'll see that I had a splendid Tu B'Shevat, B"H. We had a Tu B'Shevat Seder, we planted, and we had a children's celebration.
The Tiferet Avot synagogue in my neighborhood hosted the neighborhood kids in a children's Seder, led by Rabbi David Marcus.
Rabbi Marcus enthralled the children with his tales of the first Chief Rabbi, HaRav Avraham Yitzchok Hakohen Kook; the myserious 2000 year old date that is currently being raised in the Negev; as well as the adventure of the date trees that were brought to Israel in 1948 to agriculturally repopulate the Land of Israel.
The kids had an amazing time. They love Rabbi Marcus, and they all participated in the Seder - asking and answering all sorts of questions.
There was a surprise visit by Dr. Ari Greenspan, who grows giant Yemenite Etrogim. Dr. Greenspan cut open the etrog for all to share. It tasted like an apple.
After the seder, Marcy Marcus made a skewer of Tu B'Shevat fruit with the children. They munched right out the door with their treats.
Thanks to Rav Marcus, Becky and Moti Avner, Marcy Marcus and anyone else who worked so hard to make this kids' Seder such a success.