Tu B’Shevat Gathering and Tree Tour of West Laurel Hill Cemetery
Sunday, Feb 4, 2024
Join us for a short tour of Laurel Hill West’s wintry arboretum in celebration of Tu B’Shevat, often called the Jewish New Year for the Trees. As we examine barks, buds, and berries, we’ll learn about the historical, agricultural, and spiritual origins of Tu B’Shevat and how it is celebrated around the world today. Afterward, enjoy Camuna Cellars wine along with fruits significant to the holiday and often consumed during Tu B’shevat Seders. This event is presented in partnership with the Friends of Laurel Hill Cemetery.
We will depart from the CONSERVATORY inside West Laurel Hill Cemetery (not the first building you see).
Directions for getting to West Laurel Hill Cemetery are linked here.
West Laurel Hill Cemetery is located at 340 Belmont Avenue, Bala Cynwyd PA 19004.
When you arrive and enter the cemetery you will pass two sets of gates and see a white line on the road. Follow this line to the Conservatory.
Free parking is available outside the Conservatory.
NOTE FOR UBER/LYFT RIDERS: Have your driver go into the cemetery following the above directions—otherwise, you will have a 5–10-minute walk to the event location.
- Accessible parking is available at the Conservatory.
- This tour does require going up and down hills and on uneven terrain.
This program is presented by the Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History in partnership with Friends of Laurel Hill Cemetery.