Kisharon celebrated Tu B’Shvat celebrating the Jewish New Year of the trees with lots of activities around fruit.

Chocolate Fruit Kebab making took place at the day centre which had a live video stream showing people Kisharon support how to make chocolate coated fruit kebabs.  This gave those at the centre or at home an opportunity to make and enjoy the taste of the chocolaty fruit!

At Kisharon Supported living sites people prepared special fruit platters and sat down to enjoy an array of different fruits to mark the day. People were encouraged to prepare a nice fruit feast.

As part of Staff Kosher training, staff were taught via zoom last week which fruits and vegetables can be bought without concern for bug infestation. KLBD (Kosher London Beth Din) kindly donated to Kisharon special charts with pictures and descriptions of various fruit and vegetables, enabling staff to have clear guidelines as to what they can and can’t buy displayed at the sites.  These charts were delivered to supported living sites on Tu B’Shvat as part of creating awareness around Kosher laws of fruit and veg.

Last year Kisharon joined the Barnet Society and Barnet Council in planting trees on Tu B’Shvat at Barnet Hill. This year the charity had planned to join up again to finish the planting at Barnet Hill, but due to lockdown were not able to. Nevertheless, Barnet Society and Barnet Council chose last Thursday, Tu B’Shvat, to complete the planting on the Jewish New Year of the trees which had been inspired by Kisharon.