On Sat, Sep 24, we visited Bushwick City Farm for some family-friendly service: we harvested, hauled mulch, turned compost, sorted donated clothes, and gave a LOT of love to the chickens. In addition, an educator from Repair the World taught us us about food justice and the importance of service with a Jewishy twist. Just in time for the harvest season and High Holidays! What a great day.
Sukkot Shindig- 10/16/16
What a night! Fig Tree families gathered under the stars for a Brooklyn-backyard style Erev Sukkot. We noshed on pizza and a fabulously spontaneous potluck dinner. We crafted paper lanterns, made paper chains, and designed a sukkah sign using apple stamps. At sundown, we welcomed sukkot with kiddush, blessings, and a LOT of lulav and etrog shaking. Chag Sameach!
Chanukah Party- 12/18/16
BE THE LIGHT: Chanukah Party & Toy Drive Sunday, December 18 from 3:00 - 6:00 PM 87 Irving Place (The Co-Op School) Clinton Hill, Brooklyn
UPDATE: Due to overwhelming interest, we have reached capacity for the #BeTheLight Chanukah Party & Toy Drive. If you'd like to be added to our event Waitlist, sign up here.
Fig Tree families and friends will celebrate the festival of lights with food, drinks, crafts, games/ prizes, and more. We will also come together in community to #BeTheLight and collect toys and tzedakah for Brooklyn children in need.
Below are some pics from last year's fiesta!
Purim Party- 3/12/17
Wow... What a party!!! There was crafting. There were amazingly creative kid and family costumes. There was a rabbi in a swinging sixties hippy outfit! There was a fun and inspiring Megillah in which brave, Queen Esther GRABBED BACK (yeah, that's right)! There was BOOOOOING HAMAN! And there was wine. Lots of wine.
To those of you who celebrated Purim with us, thank you for coming! To those who couldn't make it (and especially those who wanted to come, but couldn't because we ran out of room) we hope to see you next year- in a much larger space! Please join our mailing list to stay in touch.
In the meantime, here are some pics from the event. Enjoy!
Fig Tree will host at least one family-friendly event per semester. Join our mailing list (below) or like us on Facebook to stay up to date! All events are free and open to the public, with priority attendance given to registered Fig Tree families.