An Invitation to Get High: Tu Bishvat Walk & Seder

TuBishvat 5779Sunday January 20, 2019 — Forget about tobacco, vapour products and marijuana. Imagine, for a moment, a method to get high….naturally. Come out and play on Tu Bishvat, and do something healthy for the planet and yourself.  Join us for an afternoon and soak in the sights, smells and beauty of Mill Hill Regional Park. This is a family-friendly event, and suitable for beginner and intermediate hikers. Dogs are welcome. The trail is short (2 km round trip) and some sections may be challenging and steep. The hike takes about 20 minutes to the summit (elevation gain of 110 metres), and affords panoramic views of Esquimalt Harbour and Victoria on a clear day. This park boasts picturesque arbutus trees, a stand of Gary oaks, along with Douglas fir trees.

We are pleased to announce that Professor Richard Kool from Royal Roads University, School of Environment & Sustainability will join us for a discussion of how Tu Bishvat, the New Year of the Trees, carries an added urgency and relevance in a world beset with climate change.  In addition, we will conduct Tu Bishvat seder with traditional foods.

PS: Bring: Good walking shoes or boots, a hiking pole or walking stick (if you use them), rain gear and warm clothing (layers), snacks and water.

Meet at 1:00 pm at Congregation Emanu-El to carpool  or at 1:30 pm at the Mill Hill Regional Park main parking lot off Atkins Road in Langford.

For more information/any questions: Feel free to contact: Aaron at or Rabbi Harry at

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