September 12, 2021
Cleanup • Culture • Community
Join environmentally conscious Jewish communities around the world in reversing the tradition of Tashlich.
Remove human 'sins' (marine debris) from the water in a collaborative waterfront cleanup.
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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 is adding 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 anyone to gather a group, choose a location, and join the movement. We offer a free Reverse Tashlich Guidebook that walks you through how to host an incredible event. Additionally, our experienced coordinators are available to answer any questions you may have and help every step of the way. Visit our Reverse Tashlich Team Registration page to download the guidebook and sign up your Hillel, JCC, Synagogue, Congregation, Federation Youth Group, School, Friends, or Family as an official Reverse Tashlich 2021 team.