Sunday, September 123:30pm to 6:00pm
Join Jconnect for a beach cleanup "reverse tashlich."
On Rosh Hashanah, Jews around the world participate in the ancient ritual of Tashlich. We go to a body of water and symbolically cast off the sins of the past year by throwing bread crumbs into the water.
Every year, approximately six million tons of human-made trash also enter the water, posing health and safety hazards to the animals that call the sea their home. Marine debris is a blatant violation of the fundamental Jewish ethical principle Bal Tashchit, literally "do not destroy", a rabbinic prohibition on senseless waste or wanton destruction. Many modern Jewish groups now organize a local beach clean-up on the Sunday between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, known as Reverse Tashlich. This year, Jconnect will also be participating by cleaning up Alki Beach here in Seattle.
Information about our meeting place will be emailed to registered participants. Places are limited - RSVP below.