Jewish Academy of Orlando students observe Tashlich


September 17, 2021

Students throwing the birdseed into Lake Lily.

On Friday, Sept. 10, students at Jewish Academy of Orlando observed Tashlich. While the younger grades attended a service on campus, grades 3-5 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," Hebrew Judaic Studies Curriculum coordinator, Fanny Sernik, stated.

Emily Watson, director of Jewish Life added, "I am delighted that our kids have the opportunity to get outside of the classroom, to learn, and to engage safely in making the world a better place, especially during these unprecedented times."


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