Jewish Activity Guide for Summer
Find fun activity ideas for your Jewish residents for the upcoming minor Jewish holiday this summer, Tu B'Av.
Summer Jewish Holidays:
|Tu B'Av||Friday, August 5 (begins sundown Aug. 4)||Jewish Day of Love|
Tu B'Av is a minor holiday in the Jewish calendar that is celebrated as a holiday of love, much like Valentine's Day. Traditionally, it marked the beginning of the grape harvest; however, in modern times, it is thought of as a romantic holiday, with a focus on singing, dancing, and the giving of flowers. This year Tu B'Av begins at sundown on Tuesday, August 4 and lasts until sundown on Wednesday, August 5.
- Host a Champagne and Chocolates Happy Hour for the couples in your facility.
- Invite residents to pick flowers from your garden to make corsages and boutonnieres to wear for the day.
- Organize a Romantic Movie Marathon in your Activity Room, featuring romantic comedies like the 1940 film His Girl Friday, with Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell, and the 1934 film It Happened One Night, with Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert.