Welcoming a new year as mistakes, sins are erased

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Posted: September 6, 2013

The Winchester Star

Laura Pajor of Silver Spring, Md., and her sons Albert, 18 months, and Isaac, 3, symbolically cast their sins into Abrams Creek on the campus of Shenandoah University on the afternoon of Rosh Hashana. The trio are taking part in a Tashlich ceremony held by the Beth El congregation. (Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star)
Bryan Kornreich blows the shofar Thursday morning during Rosh Hashana services held by Beth El congregation in the chapel of Braddock Street United Methodist Church. (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star)
Angela Winter sings during a Rosh Hashana service. (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star)
Bryan Kornreich and his wife, Lenore, stand with their daughters Cecelia, 8, (from left) Rena, 8, and Mariana, 12, during Rosh Hashana services. (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star)
Robert Friedensen of Bluemont carries the Torah through the Beth El congregations during Rosh Hashana services held in the chapel of Braddock Street United Methodist Church. Rabbi Scott Sperling is at left. (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star)
Members of Winchester’s Beth El Congregation along with Shenandoah University faculty and students gather beside Abrams Creek on campus Thursday for the Tashlich ceremony in which sins are symbolically cast off. (Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star)

WINCHESTER

As 3-year-old Isaac Pajor stood by Abrams Creek Thursday throwing chunks of bread into the water, he shouted “Away mistakes, away mistakes.”

Next to him, members of his family, including…



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