So, I’ve decided to fork over the money and become a full-fledged synagogue member — which means, among other things, my family and I have a place to go for the holidays. Will fill you in on the details in my next post.
For those of you who are still what Jewish insiders refer to in troubled voices as "The Unaffiliated," (usually in the same worried tone as they say "The Intermarried") there are lots of options if you want to go to High Holiday services next week.
The Jewish Week’s hardworking editorial intern, Amy Spiro, has done a remarkably thorough job of researching the world of free services and scouring out the many ticket-free High Holiday service options in New York. And if you have kids, you should know that many synagogues — including but by no means limited to Rodeph Sholom on the Upper West Side and the Reform Temple of Forest Hills — offer free holiday services for kids/families, no reservations required. Most places post all the details on their websites.
Whether you go to services or simply chow down on some apples and honey and maybe scribble down a few new year’s resolutions, here’s wishing you a shana tova umetuka, a good and sweet New Year!
And here’s a great way to start the Jewish new year: like "Julie Wiener’s In The Mix" on Facebook!