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Tashlich Together: Relationship Reflection for the New Year (Chicago)

October 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT


We will gather together with other interfaith couples to share in the Rosh Hashanah ritual of tashlich that we’ll customize along the way. In Hebrew, tashlich means “casting off” and saying goodbye to the parts of ourselves we want to leave behind, reflect on, apologize for and move past in the year ahead. It’s a time of reflection, calm and in our case, community.

After we toss pebbles in the lake for the tashlich ritual, we’ll spend time together on the beach enjoying each other’s company. There will also be opportunities for couples to reflect on their past year together and make intentions for the year ahead.

18Doors’ Chicago Community Director Tani Prell along with Temple Sholom’s Rabbi Rena Singer and SHALVA’s Director of Community Education Jordyn Scorpio look forward to welcoming you to and guiding you through this gathering. Dogs are welcome!

Questions? Don’t hesitate to reach out to Tani at tani@18doors.org!

We take everyone’s health, safety, and comfort seriously. All adult event participants must be fully vaccinated. Please see the registration page for more details.




Tani PrellMeet Tani Prell

Tani is dedicated to fostering inclusive Jewish spaces. As the Chicago Community Director, she loves partnering with couples, families, and individuals to bring sparks of Jewish joy into their lives. Tani’s career has been centered on education, Judaism, and the arts, with a commitment to inclusion and belonging present throughout. In her spare time Tani enjoys spending time with her partner, Charles, and her cat, Winston. They are a family of sci-fi enthusiasts, Chicago outdoor brunch connoisseurs, and lovers of all things art.


Meet Jordyn Scorpio

Jordyn is the Director of Community Education at SHALVA. Her main focus is on sharing Seven Circles, a new self-guided healthy relationship program for Jewish couples in their 20’s and 30’s, with our community. Her passion for educating and promoting healthy relationships aligns with her dream of seeing a completely safe and loving Jewish community here in Chicago and beyond. Jordyn moved to Chicago from New York in 2019 and while she misses a good NYC bagel, she loves the lake and exploring new neighborhoods.


Meet Rabbi Rena Singer

Rabbi Rena Singer joined Temple Sholom as an Assistant Rabbi, July 1st, 2020, shortly after being ordained by Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR). Prior to HUC-JIR, Rabbi Singer earned a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Brandeis University, Dean’s List Cum Laude.

Rabbi Singer runs the Instagram account Modern Ritual with relevant, timely posts about Shabbat, holidays and Jewish concepts. During the work on Modern Ritual, Rabbi Singer learned how to use social media as an educational tool and today boosts over 14,000 followers.


This event is cosponsored by Shalva and Temple Sholom of Chicago.

18Doors believes our community is enriched by the diversity of its members. We welcome everyone, and invite racially diverse and LGBTQ individuals to participate in our programming. All of our virtual programs offer automated closed captioning. If you need additional captioning support, or any other accommodations to fully participate in a program, please let us know on your registration form.


October 2
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
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