Every year, T’ruah’s Israel fellows — North American rabbinical and cantorial students studying in Israel for a year — mark the holiday of TuBiShvat by planting trees in two locations: in Israel and in a Palestinian community in the West Bank.

In 2019, our fellows planted trees at the Yad B’Yad School, a Jewish-Arab school in West Jerusalem, and in a Palestinian village in the Hebron Hills, where they replaced trees that had been uprooted by Israeli settlers.

Sadly, the trees we planted in the Hebron Hills this year were uprooted by settlers just a week and a half later. We are already planning to return and replant, however. And you can join us, by making a donation and sharing a blessing. Compose your short message or blessing for the residents of A-Rakiz and send it to us by Tuesday, Feb. 19.

With these trees, we are cultivating not just greenery but hope.

Please consider donating $36 to buy two trees, and as a commitment to a vision of humanity in which all people live in peace and collaborate to use our planet’s resources wisely in order to bring about justice in our shared world.

For every gift of $36 or more, we will send a personalized certificate to you or your favorite justice seeker.

  • Your gift of $180 sponsors the participation of one rabbinical student.
  • Your gift of $750 sponsors a bus for rabbinical students to plant trees.
  • ​​​​​​​Your gift of $1,800 sponsors a bus, trees to be planted, and other supplies.

Read one fellow’s account of planting trees in 2016.