Join us for IJV's online Tu Bishvat seder!

IJV’s Online Chavurah is thrilled to announce their first event of the new year! You’re invited to join us for a Tu Bishvat seder on Sunday, January 16th at 4:00 pm Eastern Time.

Tu Bishvat is the new year of the trees. Traditionally, this holiday is associated with renewal, environmental stewardship, communal accountability and food resource redistribution. But the holiday was co-opted in the last century by Zionist propaganda to justify the ongoing colonization of Palestine, including the demolition of Palestinian homes and olive groves.

Join Rabbi Lucia Pizarro for IJV’s Tu Bishvat Online Seder where we will read some texts, make some space for creativity, and partake in an adapted version of some of the rituals of the Tu Bishvat Seder.

What To Bring

Upon registering for this seder, you will be sent a list of suggested (and alternative) beverages, foods, and supplies you may want to bring to partake in the seder. These are all optional and you can show up and partake in the seder however you wish!

About IJV’s Online Chavurah

IJV’s Online Chavurah is a non-Zionist space where we can build connections with like-minded people. All viewpoints are valuable, and we encourage participants to share their own unique thoughts and experiences. This is not a group meant to debate differences in opinion but to share and support each other’s learning.

IJV’s Online Chavurah does not presuppose any theology nor any particular knowledge about anything other than one’s own life. It uses a group format to explore Jewish text, liturgy and theology, providing time for participants to discover new meaning in old writings.


JeLiThIn’s Online Community Groups

Building community through text study and personal reflection

At our core, we humans are tribal. We like to belong to groups of individuals with similar views, thoughts and interests. There is comfort being among others who are like-minded.

We want to feel a sense of belonging.

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As Jews whose ethical heritage does not permit us to be silent in the face of Israel’s violent oppression of the Palestinian people, we are often turned off by the tacit acceptance of this oppression granted through the deafening silence of the Jewish establishment.

Our politics come from a deeply spiritual place. But it is our politics, inextricably linked to our deepest values, that exclude us from Jewish institutions, often forcing us to choose between integrity and Jewish community.

This leaves us feeling frustrated and disappointed. We yearn for a sense of belonging, a community we can call home. We long to be able to talk with like-minded people. We feel isolated and rejected. We ask ourselves: How can we find a Jewish community without checking our politics and our values at the door?

What if we told you that there is a way to connect with like-minded Jews? Can you imagine what it would feel like to find a strong community of like-minded people?

It can be scary to reach out to a community because you want to be confident that you will be able to connect with people. But we want to invite you to take the next step towards finding community.

We are continuing our online text study groups to connect people who identify as Jewish and feel isolated because of their views about Palestine.

We are coming together to create a community of like-minded people where we all feel safe, welcome, accepted, and connected.

We are continuing our online text study groups to connect people who identify as Jewish and feel isolated because of their views about Palestine. Find out more about JeLiThIn’s Online Community Groups.

We are also launching an online membership program to connect people who identify as Jewish and feel isolated because of their views about Palestine. We are coming together to create a community of like-minded people where we all feel welcome, accepted, and connected. Find out more about JeLiThIn's Parashat HaShavua Group.