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September 20 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Join our synagogue community, while socially distanced, as we cast our sins away.
We are so delighted to be able to observe Tashlich together as a community this year. We have made arrangements with the City of Newton and the Newton Police Department to enable us to gather. Clergy will be at our usual location on the bridge of Dexter Road at Bullough’s Pond from 4:30-5:30 pm. In order to safely gather with proper social distancing we are asking our members to sign up in advance for a 15 minute time spot between 4:30 and 5:30pm. We will provide services and/or you may access them digitally here(HYPERLINK), and Shofar will be sounded at a safe distance once every time slot.
You are, of course, welcome to do Tashlich on your own at any setting that works best for you – home resources can be accessed here .
Should you wish to join our community observance, please sign up here by Thursday September 17th. (Attendance is limited)
A few guidelines for this year’s Tashlich:
*Masks must be worn at all times covering nose and mouth.
*Pre-registration and health attestation must be completed in advance
*There will be an “entrance” and “exit” to the Dexter road location, please follow a U-pattern when entering and exiting for safe social distancing.
*Please no dogs this year.
*Bring your own bread or birdseed to cast onto the waters.
While Tashlich will be different this year than in the past, the experience will be all that much more precious for us being able to gather to perform this ancient ritual as a community. We are so looking forward to observing this sacred and special moment with you again this year!
Visit our Tashlich Resources page
Tashlich comes from the Hebrew word meaning “to cast,” referring to the intent to cast away our sins via this meaningful and ancient Jewish custom common to both Ashkenazi and Sephardic communities.