Jewish community rings in the year 5773

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Rabbi Elizabeth Dunskerof Congregation Kol Ami led a traditional Tashlich ceremony Monday afternoon at Klineline Pond in Salmon Creek. The ceremony is part of Rosh Hashanah, the celebration of the new year — the year 5773 according to the Jewish calendar.

Members of the congregation took part in a ritual to cast off the sins of the previous year by throwing pieces of bread into Klineline Pond. The Tashlich ceremony is always performed on the first afternoon of Rosh Hashanah. Prayers are recited near naturally flowing water. It is part of the preparation for Yom Kippur, which begins at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, and continues through Sept. 26. To learn more about Kol Ami, visit Congregation Kol Ami.