Join us for our new “Tashlich Picnic” on Monday, October 3 at 5:30 p.m. at Pavilion 1 in Foster Park.
We'll begin with a short service led by Rabbi Lenny and then have the opportunity to throw bread into the river adjacent to the pavilion. (For those not steady on their feet, there is a paved road.)
After the service, we will have a picnic together. You bring your own food, which will allow those who keep kosher or have food allergies to attend. For those who wish to cook, a grill is located next to the pavilion. Public restrooms and a playground are available near the pavilion.
The Hebrew word tashlich literally means "You shall cast away." In the book of Micah (7:18-20) we find the verse: "And you shall cast (tashlich) into the depths of the sea all their sins." Traditionally, Jewish communities throughout the world have taken Micah's words to heart by gathering on Rosh Hashanah and symbolically casting away their sins by throwing breadcrumbs into a lake, stream or ocean.
Find out more about Tashlich.