SF-based Jewish Community Federation Hosts “Tashlique at Ocean Beach” for Rosh Hashanah

San Francisco, CA – On Thursday, September 5th, the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties (the Federation), in partnership with the San Francisco Jewish Community Center, the Kitchen, Reboot, Keshet, and InterfaithFamily, will host “Tashlique” at Ocean Beach in San Francisco.  Tashlique is a modern spin on the 600-year-old Rosh Hashanah ritual of Tashlich, in which Jews are instructed to symbolically rid themselves of their sins and bad “vuggum” from the previous year and get a fresh start for the new one by symbolically tossing bread into the ocean.  The event will feature hundreds of participants and take place from 5:00pm to 8:00pm on Thursday, September 5, 2013, at Ocean Beach – at Great Highway between Fulton Street and Lincoln Way – in San Francisco.
This free, community event is open to all and will feature a brief, engaging ritual and joyful noise accompaniment from shofar (ram’s horn) blowers and bag pipers, Ralph Carney, members of the SF Jazz Mafia, and the Ministers of Sound of the Saint John Coltrane African Orthodox Church.  Revelers will eat S’mores and Rocky’s Fry Bread.  Participants are asked to bring stale bread to share and, if possible, a shofar.  The Federation thanks Bob and Don Friend for their generous support for this event.
WHEN: Thursday, September 5, at 5:00pm to 8:00pm
WHERE: Great Highway between Fulton Street & Lincoln Way at Ocean Beach, San Francisco
WHO: All are welcome


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For immediate release

August 30, 2013


Ilan Kayatsky

David Katznelson
(for event info)