Look at this–it’s almost 5777!
I’ll be writing actual, weighty thoughts later on. Right now, though, I know people are starting to look for information on the holiday, etc.
First, you might want to look at prior posts on this blog that point to useful resources, including how to find secular and cultural Jewish communities that are conducting celebrations. But there are plenty of other posts that I’ll link to later on.
I’m in Indiana. Where Can I Go?
If you’re interested in finding a Rosh Hashanah celebration near you that takes a humanistic, cultural, or secular approach, there are lots of places to look.
If you’re in Indiana, there aren’t as many places to look. In Indianapolis, so far as I am aware, there is only one humanistic Jewish celebration of Rosh Hashanah open to the public. It happens to be the one I’m leading on the evening of October 4, 2016. (I made that sound so coincidental, didn’t I? It’s really not.) You can find out more, and RSVP, at Meetup.com or on Facebook. We’ll soon have a Sukkot event on the calendar, too, so don’t miss out!
As it so happens, I’ll also be in Tucson, Arizona, celebrating the High Holidays with the Secular Humanist Jewish Circle there on October 8. So, if you happen to be planning on Tucson for the High Holidays, that’s a possibility for you!
I Just Want Something to Read
I’ve got you covered! There have been plenty of posts here about Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, including:
- “Talk to Me Tashlikh” – A Humanistic Reading for Tashlikh
- The Run-Up to Rosh Hashanah
- A Community Al Chet
- Abraham, Robert Frost, and Kol Nidre
- Unbinding Isaac: A Rosh Hashanah Midrash
- Rosh Hashanah, Freedom, and the New Year
In addition, there’s plenty to read at the websites for the Society for Humanistic Judaism and the Congress for Secular Jewish Organizations.
Want More? Have Questions?
No problem: just comment on this post. Let’s reason together, you and I.