Artwork part of "Celebration of trees" exhibiton

Celebration of trees

Old City Jewish Art Center presents “A celebration of trees”, a group show featuring installation, paintings, photographs, sculpture and works on paper by Local Philadelphia Artists.

There will be a reception on First Friday, February 3, 5-9 PM followed by Shabbat dinner starting at 9pm.

Tu B’Shevat* reception & Artist Reception & talk:

Sunday February 5th
12pm -2pm
Artist talk begins 12:30pm
There will be a Closing Reception & Workshop on February 26, 2023. 2-4pm

The Jewish calendar honors Tu B’Shevat, the 15th of Shevat (February 5th 2023) as the day that marks the beginning of a “New Year for Trees.” This is the season in which the earliest-blooming trees in the Land of Israel emerge from their winter sleep and begin a new fruit-bearing cycle.

We observe Tu B’ Shevat by eating fruit, particularly from the kinds that are singled out in the Torah in its praise of the bounty of the Holy Land: grapes, figs, pomegranates, olives and dates. On this day we remember that “Man is a tree of the field” (Deuteronomy 20: 19) and reflect on the lessons we can derive from our botanical analogue.

Free and open to the public. Organized by