A new Tashlich pond located on Albany Avenue near Montgomery Street in Crown Heights has been completed and filled with fish ahead of Rosh Hashana.
Sponsored by philanthropist R’ Dovid Fischer, and built by resident Mordy Hecht, the new pond will provide much needed space for locals and guests to recite Tashlich.
To help make it easier for the community, a new place to observe Tashliach is opening for this Rosh Hashana, in the heart of Crown Heights. This location is also helpful for the elderly and those who have a hard time walking to Eastern Parkway for that side of the neighborhood.
The Tashlich pond will at 770 Eastern Parkway, which the Rebbe used, is usually packed on the afternoon of Rosh Hashana, when we have the custom to visit and recite a tefillah and symbolically “cast away” our sins.
A second smaller pond, built on the porch outside the 770 women’s section a number of years ago, also gets very crowded, with the thousands of residents and guests all arriving on the same day to observe the custom.