Sunday, October 023:30pm 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 - our cleanup location is TBC!
Information about our meeting place will be emailed to registered participants. Places are limited - RSVP below.