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Tashlich

Tashlich (TAHSH-leekh) is a popular custom during Rosh Hashanah. Created more than six hundred years ago, it is the act of going to a place with natural flowing water, such as a creek or river, on the afternoon of the first day of Rosh Hashanah to symbolically cast off our sins by tossing small pieces of bread into the water. Tashlich is a wonderful way to teach our children about t’shuvah (repentance) and forgiveness, but it is most definitely appropriate for people of all ages!

Please B.Y.O.B. (bring your own bread) and join us outdoors (masks optional) with other Hakafa families for a short and enjoyable service, lasting no more than 15 minutes, on Monday, September 26, 2022 at 3:15 p.m. We will meet at the Skokie Lagoons Boat Launch off of Tower Road in Winnetka, just east of the Edens Expressway (The entrance is 1/10 mile west of the canoe rental on the south side of the street.). This location is completely accessible.

If you are unable to join us in-person, take time on Rosh Hashanah afternoon to find a body of water into which to toss your breadcrumbs. Feel free to use this reading/prayer if you would like. Be sure to take a selfie, and send it to Rabbi Elder.

In case of rain, we will do Tashlich immediately following Second Day Rosh Hashanah Services.

Sun, September 25 2022 29 Elul 5782