Reach New Heights for the High Holidays with our Idea Guide for Young Adults
Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are supposed to be spiritual high points of the year, but for some of us, a few days spent in a synagogue reciting ancient words in a language we don’t understand doesn’t on its own produce a “spiritual high.” Others may find some fulfillment in the synagogue experience but still want more. Still others of us are members of interfaith families looking for a way into the holidays that makes sense for all members of our family. It is for all of us that this guide was created.
Within these pages, you’ll find opportunities to connect with the High Holidays outside of the context of religious services. Some of these ideas are relatively new; others are traditional aspects of the holidays that aren’t well-known today. Our hope is that each person who uses this will find at least one thing that enriches his or her holiday experience, but we know that each suggestion here isn’t for everyone – which is good, because if you try to do all of it, you’ll be celebrating Rosh Hashanah well into December.
We’re thrilled to bring you this collection of ideas, rituals, activities, and questions created by Kate Bigam. Kate is a freelance writer, social media junkie, and young Jewish professional who has spent five years working for the Reform movement in a variety of capacities. Check out her blog at www.SuburbanSweetheart.com. The guide is enhanced with photographs by JewishBoston.com’s regular contributor Jordyn Rozensky. See more photos and learn more about Jordyn at www.WrittenInLight.net.
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