Young Adult Tashlich and Erev Rosh Hashanah Potluck

Jamaica Pond Boathouse

Join the BWC young adult community for our erev Rosh Hashanah potluck and Tashlich ritual! A perfect time to schmooze with friends, reflect on the injustices of the past year, and imagine a radical future for the upcoming new year.

On Rosh Hashanah, we practice teshuvah. Teshuva means turning, but is commonly translated as repentance, usually meaning repentance from a sin, or Khet. The word Khet has its origins in archery, and the term originally meant missing the mark. Such is the Jewish concept of sin — the missing of one’s goal, losing sight of the important things in life and to oneself. Teshuvah, then, really means turning, turning to hit the mark, to achieve what is important in life and to ourselves.

To observe Tashlich, or "casting off", we throw breadcrumbs into a body of water so that we can cast off the ways we've strayed from our goals, the ways we've hurt ourselves and others.

Join us on Wednesday, as we work together to turn away from fear, violence, and hate, and towards justice, compassion, love.

We will meet at the boat house at Jamaica Pond for a sweet ritual beginning at 6:30 PM. Around 7:30 PM, we'll head over to Jesse & Roz's house for a potluck (33 Ashcroft St., JP).

Please bring a potluck dish to share. 

Want more High Holidays goodness? Join BWC's intergenerational services for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Stay after Rosh Hashanah service for a community potluck, with a special table for young adults.

Accessibility notes: We will meet outside the boathouse, and move to the beach which has sand. Afterwards we'll travel to a home in JP, which is not wheelchair accessible. Questions? Contact liz@circleboston.org.