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Tashlich Water Art for Teens

Sunday, September 20, 2020 2 Tishrei 5781

1:00 PM - 2:00 PMvia Zoom

Tashlich is a beautiful, cleansing ceremony done on Rosh Hashanah (or in the Ten Days leading up to Yom Kippur). It is traditionally done at a body of natural water, with prayers and the casting of bread/stones/birdseed into the water. 
The themes of tashlich revolve around letting go of negativity from last year ("casting off" bread/rocks/birdseed) and being cleansed and renewed for the new year ahead (the cleansing properties of water). 

While we cannot safely be in-person this year to meet up at an actual body of water, we have distilled the themes of tashlich into an alternative-Tashlich ceremony for teens: Tashlich Water Art! 

Kate Hennessey will lead teens in a meditative art project that involves taking note of everything they want to leave behind as they move forward into the new year. Then, we will use water to transform the negative/unwanted into something beautiful, that will become an affirmation for the new year. We will tie all of this into the Jewish concept of "Bitachon"--trust: We'll discuss dealing with what's out of our control (especially relevant at the moment), putting in our best effort for what we can control, and trusting that the rest will turn out for the best. We will also discuss from where in Tanakh that Tashlich originated.

This event will take place via Zoom* on

Sunday, September 20th @1pm

(It will last for around 45 min-1 hr) 
*Zoom link will be sent out to the email addresses of everyone registered. 

Your teen must have the following supplies for the program:
Water-based markers (generic school markers will do, such as Crayola or a store-brand!)**
Paper towels
A spray bottle of water (preferred) or a sponge/paper towel they can wring water from
Watercolor paper or canvas paper
**Permanent markers will NOT work for this project

Please RSVP by Tuesday, September 15th. To RSVP, please email with the names of the teens attending and their grades. This program is free and open to all teens. 

If you have any questions, please reach out to Kate Hennessey at

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