Join us for a transformative and environmentally conscious event this Rosh Hashanah, as we continue the tradition of Tashlich in a unique and impactful way. On Sunday, September 10, from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm, the Boulder JCC is thrilled to partner with the Inland Ocean Coalition and the Colorado Jewish Climate Action (CJCA) to host a family-friendly Reverse Tashlich creek cleanup in Boulder.
Tashlich, a cherished Rosh Hashanah custom, allows Jews to symbolically shed the burdens of the past year by casting bread crumbs or pebbles into a body of water. However, in 2016, the college division of Repair the Sea (Scubi Jew®️) at Eckerd College had an innovative idea—to reverse the process and engage in a beach cleanup to remove human “sins” from the water. This concept quickly gained momentum and each year more communities have joined forces to participate in this vital High Holiday to clean up bodies of water in 2022.
The concept behind Reverse Tashlich is deeply rooted in Jewish values of tikkun olam (repairing the world) and stewardship of the environment. By taking action to clean up waterfront locations, we acknowledge our responsibility to protect the natural world and preserve its beauty for generations to come.
The creek cleanup in Boulder will be a wonderful opportunity for families to come together and engage in meaningful environmental activism. Participants of all ages can actively contribute to the health of our waterways, and by extension, our planet. The experience of working together towards a common goal will not only create cherished memories but also instill a sense of stewardship and environmental awareness in the younger generations.
We encourage everyone to register for this Reverse Tashlich event. Exact location details will be provided before the event, ensuring a smooth and organized experience for all participants. Please come prepared with comfortable clothing, sturdy shoes, and a positive spirit to make a real difference.
Mark your calendars for Sunday, September 10, from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm, and be part of this meaningful event. Join the Boulder JCC, the Inland Ocean Coalition, and the Colorado Jewish Climate Action for a day of community, environmental action, and reflection on this special occasion. Register here.