The Tree of Life
Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg
The Tree of Life with its roots in heaven and its branches through all the worlds is an ancient concept. In Judaism it symbolises the vital interdependence of all life – the sap of the tree nourishing all creation.
Today there is an urgent call to join the global effort to reforest, and to appreciate that trees are our faithful, undemanding allies in the work of protecting and sustaining our world.
In this talk Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg will discuss the spiritual and ecological significance of trees through the teachings of Judaism, and outline the aims of the new JTree.global tree planting project taking root in the UK and around the world.
Celebrating trees is something positive that we can all do – it brings joy and strengthens us communally, ecologically and spiritually.
Jonathan Wittenberg is senior rabbi of Masorti Judaism and co-founder of Eco Synagogue and JTree.global. His publications include The Silence of Dark Water – An Inner Journey (2008) and Things My Dog Has Taught Me – About Being A Better Human (Hodder and Stoughton 2017).
Entrance: £10.00 to include refreshments and access to the grounds 12.30-16.00