On Thursday February 5th, Congregation Bnai Avraham Sisterhood hosted a Women’s Tu B’shvat Paint Night, “a night colored by blessings and beauty.”
Crown Heights artist Estee Klein guided everyone on how to paint a
Tu B’shvat inspired painting of pomegranates, complete with leaves and a background. Participants used acrylics on canvas, and every woman that participated was able to walk away with their very own personalized painting.
On each table were copies of Tu B’shvat literature that expressed “Man is a tree in the field,” with an explanation of the holiday’s symbolism. Each woman read a small portion and we all shared in reciting the blessing of Shehechiyanu on a new fruit in unison.
“In the reading, we were reminded that each parent is a gardener,” a participant said. “We hope to continue to tend to our own gardens and be stewards of collaboration and role models for our children, as every child is a seed.”