Being Jewish together – Jewish Community Voice

Posted By on September 8, 2022

Jewish Federation Co-president Nancy Rubin shared on behalf of our leadership that We are thrilled to invite the entire Jewish community to two very special programs in October, Reverse Tashlich and Womens Havdalah from the Heart. We hope that you will come as a community, bring your family and friendshope to see you there. REVERSE TASCHLICH

On Sunday, October 2nd at 2 p.m., we invite you to join Jewish Federation in elevating the annual Tashlich experience with a Reverse Tashlich beach cleanup.

Reverse Tashlich is a program created by Tikkun Hayam, whose mission is to share the spiritual wonders of the sea from a Jewish perspective and to raise awareness and encourage action to address the many threats facing the marine environment.

It is customary on Rosh Hashanah to go to a body of water and symbolically cleanse ourselves by casting our sins into the water. In 2016, Scubi Jew (the college division of Tikkun Hayam) at Eckerd College devised the idea of Reverse Tashlich and removed human sins from the water during a cleanup of the waterfront on campus.

This exciting program will be happening in conjunction with other Jewish Federations and Jewish organizations across America who will be joining together to clean the earth. We will start by hearing the blast of the shofar followed by a beach cleanup in Margate and a special dessert.

We are excited to be bringing this Jewish practice to our community by the sea for the third time. This year, we invite you to join us in participating in our community practice of removing the sins of others from our beautiful Margate beach and doing a mitzvah for our local community and for our environment.

Advance registration is required via this link: or by calling the Jewish Federation office at (609) 822-4404. Beach location will be confirmed to registrants in advance of the program.


The Jewish Federations second Womens Havdalah From the Heart program will be held on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 7:30 p.m. at Congregation Beth Israel.

Join us for a spiritual Havdalah program led by Cantor Larisa Averbakh, Cantor Jacqueline Menaker, and Rabbi Abby Michaleski, women clergy of the South Jersey Board of Rabbis and Cantors. Following Havdalah, Rabbi Menachem Creditor, Pearl and Ira Meyer scholarin residence at UJA-Federation New York, will lead us in a discussion on Jewish Perspectives of Dobbs v. Jackson.

We look forward to discussing the Supreme Courts decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Womens Health Organization through the lens of halakha, Jewish law. We will relate text and Jewish law to current American judicial decisions as we respectfully engage in this important conversation.

This program is free to attend, but advance registration is required via this link: havdalahfromtheheart.ev or by calling the Jewish Federation office at (609) 822-4404. Leading a diverse group of women throughout our Jewish community, Michele Bronkesh is the event chair for this special program.

We hope many members of our Jewish community will join us for these special opportunities to be Jewish together.

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