ZOOM: Writing Workshop for Tashlich with Rabbi Lee & Rachel Mankowitz
You are invited to a writing workshop to prepare for Tashlich, hosted by Rachel Mankowitz and Rabbi Lee, on Thursday September third at 7:30 PM, on Zoom. Tashlich is when the RSNS community usually goes to Baxter pond, after Rosh Hashanah services, to hop over goose poop, meet everyone’s dogs, sing with Cantor Eric, and toss our sins out to the ducks, in the form of birdseed or anything else that won’t kill them. For those of us who will be able to go to a socially distanced Tashlich service, this workshop will be a way to deepen our preparations with the support of friends, and for those of us who won’t be able to go to Tashlich in person, this will be a chance to share our thoughts and experiences in community before performing the ceremony at home. (It turns out that the rabbis thought ahead for Covid times: you can write your sins on paper towels, or tissues, or rice paper and then toss them into a bucket of water, or running water from the faucet, or even flush them down the toilet. If you’re feeling really adventurous you can even write your sins in sidewalk chalk and wash them away with water balloons!) Oh, and don’t worry if you have no sins to cast off this year, the process of Teshuvah is wide-ranging and contains multitudes: we will use writing exercises to look at which mindsets, habits, or thoughts we no longer want to bring with us on our journey to becoming more of who we really want to be.
Meeting ID: 531 710 576