School Programs

Please check out the Short Video below

of our Fruit Tree School Program.

The program is endorsed by many prominent Rabbis and leaders.

 

 

 

 

 


Your students can learn about mitzvot that can only be done with trees.

  • We plant FRUIT trees, not pine or spruce.
  • Emulate Hashem who planted a garden in Eden.
  • Planting fruit trees fulfills a Torah commandment (Vayikrah 19:23).
  • Our tree planting provides parnasah and commerce and is a true chesed.
  • Express your love in a way that "literally" bears fruit year after year.
  • Show students how they too can have a share in the Mitzvot of fruit trees only possible in Israel like Orlah, Netta Rivai, Shemitta, Terumot, Maasrot...
  • Organizations can plant orchards in honor or in memory of someone, or for someone's well being.
  • We will place a sign in front of your Orchard with the name of your organization and the dedication name.
  • You will receive a plaque with a photo of the orchard and your sign.
  • When visiting in Israel visit 'your' orchard & witness what you helped create.

 

Please contact us as soon as possible to arrange the program at your school. 

516-371-2474 USA

FRUIT Tree School Program

Children engaged and learning about trees and mitzvot only applicable in Israel

Shalhevet Highschool Long Island, NY

New Citiy Jewish Center NY

HANC Long Island

Chabad Greatneck

Kushner Livingston, NJ

Yeshivat Noam NJ

Gottesman RTW Academy

HALB Long Beach, NY

Yeshiva Piscataway, NJ

Hillel Deal, NJ

School Tree Poster Board

Students Questions answered:

 

Question:

Shalom! We are participating in the program. But we have

been asked a valid question. What is the mekor for saying there is a
mitzvah to plant fruit trees (as opposed to other trees or other things
that help Yishuv haAretz)??  

Torah Academy of Greater Philadelphia

 

Answer:

Excellent question!

Please see how Rav Melamed explains it. While it is certainly a mitzva to build and settle the land in many different ways, the Pasuk in Ki Tavo says:

וְכִּי תָבֹאוּ אֶל הָאָרֶץ וּנְטַעְתֶּם כָּל עֵץ מַאֲכָל 

This is specifically referring to FRUIT trees.

 

All the mitzvot that come along with that can not be done with non fruit baring trees. Such as Orlah, Neta Revai, Truma Gedola Ketana, Maaser Rishon Sheni Ani, Shmita, Bikurim, Klaim, etc... Tu Bishvat is the New year for trees precisely to calculate all those hallachot associated with FRUIT trees.

 

Many people have a tradition to have a seder tasting the 7 species.
Those species are from the different fruit trees that are praised in the Torah.
אֶרֶץ חִטָּה וּשְׂעֹרָה, וְגֶפֶן וּתְאֵנָה וְרִמּוֹן; אֶרֶץ-זֵית שֶׁמֶן, וּדְבָשׁ

These are the types of trees that we plant, the ones referred to in the Torah.
All the mitzvot of trees are then possible with the Fruit trees ב"ה

 

On a side note:
Many of the 5 million non fruit trees that were tragically destroyed in the Carmel fire last year were not native the land. Our trees are all 100% native and conducive to the environment.

 

Please let us know if you have any other questions.

Thanks
Zo Arteinu

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