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Tallit Found in Toronto with VA Contents in Bag

Can You Help Return this Heirloom to its Owner?

Here in Herndon, VA we received a message from a gentleman who recently (late May or early June, 2023) found this red tallit bag under a park bench in Toronto. Inside the bag, aside from a well-loved tallit, are:

  • 2006 Literature from Congregation Beth Emeth in Herndon, VA, USA, (a Conservative congregation):
    • Shabbat service programs from October 13-14, 2006 (Shemini Atzeret) and November 3-4. 2006 (Lekh Lecha)
    • The annual Yizkor Book dated 5767 (2006-7). The Yizkor book is distributed at Yom Kippur but also used for the 3 other Yizkor services, including Shemini Atzeret.
    • "Reserved for usher" document, identical to what is still in use, ONLY on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Usually only congregation members sign up to be ushers.
    • Informational brochures about various Jewish topics -- a series we still have in a lobby.
  • 2007 Event flyers from Congregation Sha'are Shalom in Leesburg, VA, USA for a Purim Shpiel and Purim Carnival in March 2007. Sha'are Shalom is a Conservative congregation.
  • Flyers for fall 2005 events from the Conservative teen youth group at Beth Tikvah Synagogue in Toronto, Ontaria, Canada.

If you or a relative might possibly have left this tallit in a park in Toronto, please contact and we'll get you in touch with the finder!

Ideas for searching also welcome. And feel free to share our Facebook post to spread the word!

Sat, July 20 2024 14 Tammuz 5784