Tu b'Shevat Seder
Rabbi Aura Ahuvia of Troy from Temple Shir Tikvah raises her glass in a toast. 

Photography by Jerry Zolynsky

Jewish Metro Detroiters joined Hazon Detroit, the Jewish Community Center of Metro Detroit and at least 16 synagogues from across the denominational spectrum for a community wide Tu b’Shevat seder Feb. 9 at the JCC in West Bloomfield. Attendees celebrated the new year of trees, learned about the climate and together envisioned a healthier and more sustainable world for all.

Cantor Rachel Gottlieb Kalmowitz leads the group in a prayer.
Francie Cook of West Bloomfield tries to crack open a walnut.
B.T. Irwin of Clawson reads along with the program.
Panelist and Michigan State University Professor Asia Dowtin informs the audience about climate issues as other panelists look on.
Brittany Feldman of Ferndale grabs some food.
Bridget Spilkin of Bloomfield Hills, Elaine Morton of West Bloomfield and Julia Spilkin of Bloomfield Hills discuss environmental issues.
The panel addresses the gathered.
Audience members listen to the panelists.

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