Celebrating Rosh Hashanah as a Young Adult Jew

IMG_4895So you’re a young adult Jew living in Boulder and the high holidays are fast approaching. Perhaps you are not quite ready to commit to a synagogue but you still want to celebrate (it would make mom so happy!). What should you do?

Lucky for you, there are many ways to get involved in Jewish life on various levels during the high holiday season this year. First off, if you are looking for a service, whether you want traditional or something outside of the box, Boulder has something to offer. JT Boulder has put together a phenomenal resource of all of Boulder County’s offerings during the high holiday season. You can search by organization or by date on their GUIDE.

What if services still feel like a bit much but you still want to honor the Jewish New Year? Good news, Flatiron Tribe is here to help! We have two events over the next few weeks that will be sure to give you just enough of a taste of Rosh Hashanah so you’ll have good news to report back to the family, yet still be able to enjoy a low-key but fun celebration with other young adult Jews without any commitments!

  • Seal your Fate at FATE Brewing on Thursday, September 18th from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm. This is part of our regular 3rd Thursday happy hour series, with a new year’s twist! We’ll talk about resolutions for the new year and what we want to accomplish in 5775. Here’s the Facebook Event Page.
  • 2nd Night of Rosh Hashanah Pot Luck Dinner on Thursday, September 25th at 7:00 pm at the Boulder JCC. This will be our 5th annual 2nd night pot luck, which has grown considerably over the years. We will say a prayer or two, participate in some Rosh Hashanah traditions of apples and honey, challah, and trying a new fruit, and enjoy a vegetarian pot luck dinner together! Let us know you’re coming on Facebook, so we have an idea of how many people to expect.

If you have any questions about these events, or about Flatiron Tribe in general, feel free to reach out to Michael Rosenzweig at: Michael@boulderjcc.org.

About Michael Rosenzweig

Michael Rosenzweig is the former Marketing Director at the Boulder JCC.

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