Happy New Year...er, what?
September 14, 2012 3:56 PM Subscribe
(Jew Filter) High Holy Days ideas for the unaffiliated?
posted by BlahLaLa to religion & philosophy (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Okay, we can do the apples & honey on Rosh Hashana, and we've been invited to a break fast on Yom Kippur... But what else can we do to celebrate, when we're unaffiliated?
In the past I've been able to take my child to some free, short, less-formal family services that local temples offer. But he's really aging out of that -- for example, the best of these services is geared towards those younger than 2nd grade and my child is 9 years old. I also found a few cool-looking hipster-style services, but those are geared towards adults and the over-12 set.
So I'd love to think of things we can do on our own to celebrate. I am Jewish (Mr. BlahLaLa isn't) and we call ourselves "a Jewish family," but we don't go to temple and I'm sure there are a million traditions that I don't know about. (This is in L.A. if anyone has any local ideas.)
Halp...and l'shana tova.