*POSTPONED* Trees and the Bible: A Talk and Hike

Date: Sunday, April 5, 2020 Time: 1:00 pm-3:30 pm Location: Equinox Hotel, Battenkill Room  { MAP } Fee: $0.00 in advance


Trees feature in both events leading to and including Holy Week (Mark 11:12-14, 19-25; Matthew 21:8) as well as the Passover story (Exodus 15:25; Exodus 37:1). During this week when Passover and Good Friday are celebrated, it is a good time to look at trees in the Bible and the role they play. 

Join Rabbi Michael Cohen who teaches at the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies and Bennington College as he leads an exploration and explanation of the varied use of trees in the Bible. Rick LaDue, steward of the Equinox Preservation Trust, will lead an interpretive hike examining our local trees at the base of Mt. Equinox. 

We will meet in the Battenkill Conference Room in the rear of the Equinox Hotel. Rabbi Cohen’s presentation will begin inside at 1 pm and the interpretive walk will leave from there at around 1:45 and return by 3:30. Please dress for the weather.  

This event is co-sponsored by Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning, the Equinox Preservation Trust, and the Equinox Hotel.