Clergy & Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE) and the Jewish Collaborative of Orange County are so delighted to invite you to our inaugural C.L.U.E. b’Shevat Seder: A T”u b’Shevat Seder honoring the roots and fruits of Economic Justice Advocacy in the Jewish tradition! It will take place Sunday, January 16, 2022, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM, on ZOOM. To RSVP, visit https://tinyurl.com/CLUEbShevat.
T”u b’Shevat, (the 15th day of the Jewish month of Shevat) coincides with the beginning of spring in the land of Israel. Originally dedicated by rabbinic sages as the “New Year of the Trees” for biblical tithing purposes, in modern times it has become a holiday embracing the cycles of nature, environmental awareness, and other justice causes.
Trees are an essential life-giving force often taken for granted and needlessly destroyed. Likewise, essential workers are often under-appreciated for the important role they play in building a thriving society that benefits everyone.
Through music, readings, guest speakers, and personal testimonies from workers in the field, we will combine traditional T”u b’Shevat imagery of nature with the obligation to advocate for worker justice.
Around 20 Orange County rabbis and Jewish community leaders will be helping lead the various portions of Sunday’s seder!
- Rabbi Joel Berman, Rabbi Emeritus, Temple Beth Emet, Anaheim
- Rabbi Heidi Cohen, Founder, HaNefesh OC
- Rabbi Neil Comess-Daniels, CLUE Clergy-in-Residence; Rabbi Emeritus, Beth Shir Shalom, Santa Monica
- Rabbi Stephen Einstein, CLUE OC co-founder; CLUE Executive Committee Member; Rabbi Emeritus, Congregation B’nai Tzedek
- Rabbi Peter Levi, Anti-Defamation League, Orange County
- Rabbi Daniel Mehlman, CLUE Board Member; Temple Ner Tamid, Downey
- Rabbi Heather Miller, Founder, Keeping It Sacred
- Rabbi Marcia Tilchin, Founder, Jewish Collaborative of Orange County; President, Orange County Interfaith Network
- Rabbi David Young, Congregation B’nai Tzedek, Fountain Valley
- Rev. Dr. Sarah Halverson-Cano, CLUE OC co-founder; Pastor, Irvine United Congregational Church
- Lisa Armony, Jewish Federation of Orange County
- Chaia Beckerman, Temple Beth Emet, Anaheim
- Maurie Edelman, Jewish Justice Advocates of Temple Beth El of South Orange County
- Jason Feddy, Jewish Collaborative of Orange County; Temple Isaiah
- Jody Forter, LMFT, Kaiser Mental Health Therapist & Behavioral Health Counselor; Board Member, National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW); Temple Israel, Long Beach
- Robin Harrison, Temple Beth David, Westminster
- Jackie Menter, Jewish Collaborative of Orange County; OC Jewish Coalition for Refugees
- Robbi Nester, University Synagogue, Irvine
- Adam Overton, CLUE Faith-Rooted Organizer in Orange County
- Ellen Phillips, Temple Bat Yahm, Newport Beach
- Vivian Rothstein, CLUE Board Member
- John Tice, Congregation B’nai Tzedek, Fountain Valley
& more special guests!