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Izzys favorite part of Rosh Hashanah is Tashlich, a joyous ceremony in which people apologize for the mistakes they made in the previous year and thus clean the slate as the new year begins But there is one mistake on Izzys Im sorry list that hes finding especially hard to say out loud Humor, touching moments between family and friends, and lots of information about the Jewish New Year are all combined in this lovely picture book for holiday sharing.Winner of the Sydney Taylor Gold Medal for best Jewish picture book of the year...

Title : New Year at the Pier: A Rosh Hashanah Story
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ISBN : 0803732791
Format Type : Hardcover
Language : English
Publisher : Dial Books First Edition edition June 11, 2009
Number of Pages : 32 pages
File Size : 972 KB
Status : Available For Download
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New Year at the Pier: A Rosh Hashanah Story Reviews

  • Sandra
    2019-04-16 07:25

    Set in modern times, Wayland focuses on a Jewish family who is observing Rosh Hashanah. The children in this story recognize their poor choices and take time to say that they are sorry. The family attends services at their synagogue and then walks to the nearby ocean to perform the custom of tashlikh (tashlich).

  • rebecca L. Charles
    2019-04-21 08:14

    We read this story to the synagogue children for Rosh Hashanah. It is a lovely story, easy to read, and engaging. Everyone enjoyed it. It captures the spirit of the holiday in a very entertaining story. I would definitely recommend it.

  • D. Fowler
    2019-04-16 12:27

    Izzy is sitting in an Adirondack chair drawing some pictures instead of writing his list of things he is sorry for before Tashlich arrives. He enjoys this time of year because the season is beginning to change and loves to think about eating apples dipped in honey. Mmmmm! His sister Miriam is looking very pensive and is thinking about what to put on her list. If Izzy held up three fingers that would about do it for things he was sorry about in the past year. He slouched down in his chair and began to stick his fingers up in the air one by one. If he only did four rotten things, Tashlich would be a snap.

  • Jewish Book World Magazine
    2019-03-23 13:31

    Everyone makes "I'm sorry" lists before Taschlich, the symbolic casting away of sins into water. Author April Halprin Wayland offers a great introduction to the purpose and celebration of Taschlich. The protagonist, Izzy, is like a lot of boys. He loves "this changing time of year. Some day's sunglasses, some day's sweaters. Apples, honey, the sound of the shofar, and his favorite part of Rosh Hashanah: Tashlich!" But when he makes his "I'm sorry" list, he realizes that Tashlich is going to be more challenging than he first imagined. He is sorry for four things. For drawing on his sister's forehead, for losing Mom's ring, for breaking Mrs. Bickerson's drum, and worst of all, for promising he wouldn't tell anyone that Ben sucks his thumb--and then telling. In the careful text, Izzy makes his apologies. To his surprise, they also apologize to him, and he discovers an important element of friendship and community. New Year at the Pier will resonate with readers of all ages. It encompasses both the rituals and the heart behind the holiday. The text, inspired by Wayland's own Jewish community, sings with life and energy. Jorisch's watercolor and gouache paintings will make the reader smile. New Year at the Pier will be an excellent addition in religious school libraries and classrooms. It offers an excellent, thorough look at forgiveness during one of the most important holidays of the year. Ages 4-8 Sara Ahronson

  • Larry Mark - Editor of MyJewishBooksDotCom
    2019-03-24 12:14

    April Halprin Wayland has run a marathon, traveled Europe via backpack, worked on a kibbutz, managed a walnut farm, student at UC Davis, played the fiddle, been a corporate exec and even been a nanny to a celebrity. She has had a lot of experiences, and one of them is to see Tashlich in Manhattan Beach in Southern California. Here is a story based on this experience. The story open with Izzy's mother and sister making a list of things for which they are sorry. Izzy, with carrot colored hair thinks of 3 things. Now he must approach those three or four that he has wronged and ask for forgiveness. He asks his sister to forgive him for drawing on her face as she slept. No prob. He asks his mother to forgive him for losing her ring. Both mom and sis are also sorry for ignoring him or calling him a Big Snot. As the story continues, the family arrives at the pier with a guitarist and Rabbi Neil It is time for Tashlich, a time to symbolically dispose of past errors in moving water. They blow a shofar, sing, and throw bread crumbs into the Pacific. Izzy, the fish and the seagulls all love Tashlich. But wait. It isn't over. Izzy must approach his friend Ben and ask for forgiveness for error number 4...