Nothing like standing on your chair to get your point across!
Students in the Maria and Joel Finkle Overseas Program and the Elaine and Norm Brodsky Darkaynu Program at Midreshet Lindenbaum celebrated Tu B’Shvat this year by studying, volunteering to plant 120 fruit trees in Park Arnona, Jerusalem, and enjoying the fruits of the land in this creative nighttime activity: seudat ameinim – a feast of Amens.
The girls were broken up into tables representing each of the different brachot (blessings) on food. Their challenge was to prepare something creative based on the bracha: games, songs, divrei torah, cheers or pictures, after which they made the bracha and ate one of the foods at their table, as their peers answered ‘amen‘.
How meaningful to eat and celebrate the fruits of eretz Yisrael in the heart of Jerusalem!