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Jewish Academy of Orlando students observe Tashlich


September 21, 2018

Jewish Academy of Orlando students cast their bread upon the waters of Lake Lily in observation of Tashlich.

On Monday, September 17, students at Jewish Academy of Orlando observed Tashlich. While kindergarten, first, and second graders attended a service on campus, the third through fifth grade students observed Tashlich at Lake Lily. The program, attended by students and their families, included a service with inspirational readings from Jewish sources and concluded with the blowing of the shofar. Afterwards, the students symbolically cast their sins into the water to help usher in new beginnings for the New Year. The student event concluded with a Mitzvah project of cleaning up the park.

"The wonderful thing about Jewish day school education is the opportunity to 'live' Jewishly on a daily basis, to participate in our customs and traditions in a meaningful way," Alan Rusonik, head of School, stated.

"Community is a big part of what this school is about.  I love joining my daughter and other families to participate this beautiful tradition," said Melanie Brenner, a fifth-grade parent.  

Rusonik continued, "I am delighted that our kids have the opportunity to get outside of the classroom, to learn, and to engage in making the world a better place."  

To learn more about Jewish Academy of Orlando, please visit https://www.jewishacademyorlando.org or follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/JewishAcademyOrlando.


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