The Jewish Council North Central Florida (JCNCF) will be hosting Reverse Tashlich, a Jewish Community Waterfront Cleanup.
Reverse Tashlich will be held from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 10, at Earl P. Powers Park (5910 SE Hawthorne Road).
The cleanup will be a reverse of the traditional “Tashlich” which is performed in between the Jewish New Year of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. Traditionally, the Jewish community visits bodies of water to throw bread into the water, which symbolizes the casting off of sins to start the new year with a clean slate.
Reverse Tashlich is an environmentally focused reimaging of ancient tradition.
Participants are asked to bring: Sun protection, a reusable water bottle (there will be water to refill personal bottles but no disposable bottles) and water shoes or boots.
Following the cleanup, the JCNCF will hold a meet and greet to toast the New Year with non-alcoholic apple cider. The Gainesville vegan food truck Radhas Kitchen will also be on site for volunteers to purchase food beyond the available free snacks.
Middle school and high school students are invited to bring their community service forms and JCNCF staff will be happy to sign off on two hours of service.
Event registration can be found on the website.
For more information about the JCNCF, visit (jcncf.org) email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 352-371- 3846.