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Tu BiSh'vat Materials


Tu BiSh'vat curricular materials developed by ARZA and the LLJL Early Childhood Department of the URJ include an easy-to-implement three-lesson curriculum for early childhood classrooms (age 3-5) with songs, stories, poems, and classroom enrichment ideas including contact information for and photographs from Israeli preschools as well as movies and sound files of appropriate Hebrew songs and blessings.

Download the full curriculum now! (pdf.file 21 pages)



Why Tu BiSh'vat? (page 1)

Tu BiSh’vat – Israel and North America:

3 lesson Tu BiSh’vat curriculum 

Background Materials: 

Enrichment Ideas:

Download the full curriculum. (pdf.file 21 pages)

Click here to view a full list of the support materials for the curriculum.

Click here to view photos of Israeli children and families celebrating!


Support materials for the curriculum:  

The poem “To be a Tree” by Datya Ben-Dor. 

The song “Ruach Ruach,” sheet music and lyrics.

Hear the song “Ruach Ruach”.

See a movie of the song Ruach Ruach and its motions. Also see the movie with voice-over English translation.

Click here for materials to make a great bulletin board for your classroom.

Download photos of Israeli children/families with fruits from Israel.

Choose from a list of Israeli Pre-Schools and send them a Tu BiSh’vat card

Hear the blessing for fruit of the tree Borei P’ri Ha’etz

Hear the Shehechiyanu  blessing.

Hear the blessing for fruit/vegetables of the ground, Borei P’ri Ha’Adamah.

Download materials for your bulletin boards.

Hear the Hebrew vocabulary list

Photos of Israeli children and families celebrating  
Photo - A child holds an Etrog
A child holds an Etrog (1 of 6)


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