Throughout the High Holy Days we hear the phrase “casting off” referring to sins. It is customary on the first day of Rosh Hashana to visit a flowing body of water, recite prayers, and “cast away” our sins (represented by bread crumbs) into the water.
Held at the edge of Lake Murray, Tashlich (the Hebrew for “casting off”) is a beautiful and brief service, appropriate and meaningful for all ages. This is a wonderful opportunity for children to directly engage with the values of the holiday through a physical activity. Tashlich is certain to become a family memory and tradition.
For those who prefer, feel free to bring any of the following as an alternative to bread:
- Corn (canned, frozen or fresh)
- Duck pellets (sold online and at pet stores)
- Lettuce or other greens (torn into small pieces)
- Frozen peas (defrosted)
- Oats (rolled or instant)
- Seeds (including birdseed or other varieties)
Be sure to dress comfortably and casually. If you wish, bring a dairy or pareve picnic to enjoy.
From Lake Murray Boulevard turn north on Kiowa Drive and continue to the gate. Follow the road around to the parking lot and look for us on the lawn next to the water.
Join us as the Celebrations Continue
Wednesday, September 19th, 7:30 p.m.
Enjoy a delicious meal at the end of your fast. Click here to learn more and secure your reservations.
Shabbat Dinner in the Sukkah
Friday, September 28th, 7:15 p.m.
Following Shir Chadash, our musical Kabbalat Shabbat service, join us for a delicious Shabbat Dinner in our Sukkah. Take a moment to learn more now.
Supper in the Sukkah
Monday, October 1st, 5:30 p.m.
This fun and casual event is open to families with children birth – 7th grade and is hosted by Silverman Preschool and Abraham Ratner Torah School. The event is complimentary but we do ask that each family participate in our mitzvah program. Click here to learn more.
Simchat Torah Family Celebration
Monday, October 1st, 6:30 p.m.
Torah processions, music, dancing with the Torahs, apples, chocolate bars and more! This evening is our final celebration of the High Holy Day season. Don’t miss this most joyous event! More details are here.