Anash of New Haven marked Tu B’Shevat by eating the fruits of Eretz Yisroel and farbrenging, as per the Rebbe’s instructions.
Anash of New Haven gathered Sunday night for a farbrengen marking Tu B’Shevat, the Rosh Hashana of trees.
The farbrengen was arranged by Ohel Yosef Yitzchak and Rabbi Avi Dagan and was led by Rabbi Shneur Kessler. Rabbi Kessler discussed the origins of Tu B’Shevat, and the various customs associated with the day.
Rabbi Kessler then spoke of how the Rebbe reinforced the minhag of celebrating Tu B’Shevat in Chabad and encouraged eating fruit, especially the fruits of Eretz Yisroel, on this day. The Rebbe also suggested arranging farbrengens on Tu B’Shevat on that date in 5752.
The participants also enjoyed a spread of many fruits, including the Shiva’as Haminim and exotic fruits for shehechiyanu, all beautifully arranged on platters by the organizers.