October 2, 2022
Cleanup • Culture • Community
Join environmentally conscious Jewish communities around the world in reversing the tradition of Tashlich.
Cleanse human 'sins' (marine debris) in a collaborative environmental cleanup.
In 2021, over 2,000 individuals came together at 170 locations in 18 countries to clean their local ecosystems.
On Rosh HaShanah, Jews around the world participate in the ancient ritual of Tashlich. We go to a body of water and symbolically cast off the sins of the past year by throwing bread crumbs into the water to start the New Year with purity of heart. 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. Repair the Sea adds a modern ritual to the Jewish tradition: a local clean-up on the Sunday between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Also known as Reverse Tashlich.
Host A Cleanup?
We invite everyone to gather a group, choose a location, and join the movement. We send Community Leaders a free Reverse Tashlich Guidebook that walks you through how to host a meaningful event, and run virtual planning meetings with Team Leaders. Additionally, experienced coordinators are available to answer any questions and assist every step of the way.
Use the form below to sign up your Hillel, Synagogue, Congregation, Federation, JCC, Youth Group, School, Friends, or Family as an official Reverse Tashlich 2022 team.
Use the map below to locate a Registered Community near you.
Click on the blue pin to access the registration page for your desired community.
Don't see an official Reverse Tashlich where you live? Register a new location.