Diverse Jewish events abound around the holidays, but they tend to concentrate around certain cities (especially New York), and they’re none too easy to find. Luckily, we’ve done the legwork for you.
To match our readers up with the best Rosh Hashanah events in the country, we’ve identified seven common Jewish archetypes and found events for each of them in six major U.S. cities: New York, Boston, Miami, Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. From traditional services to drum circles to the ubiquitous Chabad hoedown, there's something on this list for every Jew.
Which one are you? Options below:
The Hippie: Dreadlocks and Bagels
Davening is fine and good, but you want to dance barefoot, preferably around a drum circle on the beach. A hamsa hangs from your hemp necklace, and you'll be needing a vegan alternative to that brisket.
We recognize that there's bound to be a bit of crossover between archetypes. Who hasn't known an Academic Hippie, or a Beshert-Seeking Super-Jew? Since this is the start of a new year and a new you, consider the possibility of checking out a different archetype's event. Maybe there's a little Super-Jew in that Hipster, or a Lubavitcher in Hippie's clothing. And however you choose to usher in 5768, make sure to have a sweet and fulfilling Rosh Hashanah.