Temple Israel of Lehighton will be celebrating T'u B'shvat with a Kabbalistic Seder at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14. This special dinner/ service emphasizes the connections and connectedness - to inner-selves, to the social world of human beings, and to the natural world and its Source. Rabbi Melody Davis will lead us on this spiritual journey with music, story and prayer.

T'u B'shvat is the Jewish New Year for the Trees. It is the beginning of Spring in Israel. Nurturing rains are at their zenith and the world bursts with buds of fragrant life.

RSVP to Vickie Semmel at (610) 703-2854 or svsemmel@ptd.net [1] by Jan. 11 to let them know what you are bringing, such as an appetizer, salad, entrée, beverage or dessert. (If your dish requires heating, please come at 5:30 p.m.) The use of disposable pans or plates for serving is appreciated.

Temple Israel is continuing the Mitzvah Project, a donation of canned goods to the Jewish Family Service of the Lehigh Valley's kosher Food Pantry. Those attending are asked to bring a can of food to help others.

For more information about this release, or future events, please contact svsemmel@ptd.net [1] or Helen Torke at (610) 349-4590.