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Family Seder for Tu Bishvat (Jewish Earth Day) – Online

January 24, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm CST


National 2021 01 Family Seder for Tu Bishvat (Jewish Earth Day)Jewish interfaith families are invited to join 18Doors’ Rukin Rabbinic Fellow Rabbi Karen Bogard and Jewish& for a musical, fun, engaging family seder for the environmental Jewish holiday of Tu Bishvat! We will eat fruits associated with the holiday, connect with the Jewish time of year and sing together to celebrate the birthday of the trees. No prior knowledge necessary. A list of what you will need follows if you want to eat and drink along with the seder; otherwise just join us to sing and share about yourself.

This event is intended for families with young children.



Meet Rabbi Karen Bogard

Karen Bogard grew up in Memphis, Tennessee, and graduated from Newcomb College at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. She then continued her studies at the rabbinical school of Hebrew Union College (HUC) where she met her husband, Daniel Bogard. After ordination at the Cincinnati campus they began sharing a pulpit at Anshai Emeth in Peoria, Illinois. After five amazing years in Peoria, Karen and Daniel continued their co-rabbi model at Adath Israel in Cincinnati, Ohio, for two years. Karen is so excited to now be serving Central Reform Congregation and living in St. Louis. Through the various congregations, Karen has spent much time developing programs for multi-faith families; something she loves doing and feels passionate about. She has very much loved her work with 18Doors and the rest of the fellowship cohort. The couples she has met and programs she has run have helped deepen connections, spark conversations, and show first hand the importance of this work and message.


18Doors believes our community is enriched by the diversity of its members. We welcome all families, and invite racially diverse and LGBTQ families to participate in our programming.