Tuesday, May 21

B’nai Torah Congregation volunteers clean up Red Reef Park in Boca Raton ahead of Jewish holidays

Bnai Torah Congregation hosted its sixth annual Reverse Tashlich on Sunday, ahead of the Jewish High Holy Days, in collaboration with Gumbo Limbo Nature Center in Boca Raton.

More than 110 volunteers, ranging in age from 6 months to 86 years old, picked up trash at Red Reef Park in Boca Raton.

Bnai Torah is one of 220 communities in 12 countries worldwide participating in this community clean-up initiative, dubbed Repair the Sea.

While the ancient Jewish tradition of Tashlich involves casting ones sins in water, Reverse Taslich prioritizes tackling the modern, global issue of pollution.

In 2015, a group of students devised the idea of reversing the process and removing human sins or pollution and litter by cleaning the water and waterfront.

The Jewish High Holy Days start Friday at sunset with Rosh Hashanah.

Bnai Torah Congregation is the largest conservative synagogue in Southeast Florida with more thsan 1,300 membership families.

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