Reverse Tashlich

We invite you to join us during the High Holidays for our 3rd annual Reverse Tashlich initiative. Jewish communities will reverse the process of Tashlich and remove human 'sins' from the water in waterfront clean ups around the world.

In 2020, we encourage everyone to participate. You can make a team with your family, your congregation, your school, or go out and reflect by yourself. Regardless of how you do it, we will all be together taking care of our blue planet. Reverse Tashlich takes place on September 13th, 2020. 

We recognize that Covid-19 may disrupt team organization.  So, if you would like to do your Reverse Tashlich on a different date you can still register your team but please email Ellie Foden at to give her the date of your program.

Register below to be updated on event and educational information.


Remember to download the Marine Debris Tracker App

Read more about the Jewish principles behind Reverse Tashlich here.


On Rosh HaShanah, Jewish communities symbolically cleanse themselves by casting items into a body of water. This ancient Jewish ritual is used to atone for sins of the previous year. However, this is not the only time humans cast their “sins” into the sea. Every year, approximately six million tons of human made trash 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.

Read More About Bal Tashchit Here.


More About Reverse Tashlich

Tikkun HaYam

Repair the Sea




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