India Braver is Tribe 12’s new Engagement Associate, and she’s excited to help plan upcoming events for the Jewish 20s/30s community in Philadelphia. You can catch her at the High Holiday Wine Tasting as well as many more events to come.
As the year 5778 draws to a close, I find myself excited for new beginnings. Hi, my name is India and I’m Tribe 12’s brand-new Engagement Associate. I can’t wait to meet everyone at ALL OF THE UPCOMING EVENTS! I love the High Holidays – I know there’s nothing actually stopping me from eating apples and honey any time of the year, but like everyone else, I only find myself snacking on them during the holiday season. Lucky for me, Rosh Hashanah isn’t sho-far away!
The High Holidays are a special time for us to reflect on this past year and on ourselves. I am the type of person who is constantly on the go, so it’s nice to be reminded to take some time for some serious soul searching and introspection. The culmination of the High Holiday period occurs during the Ten Days of Repentance, which begin on Rosh Hashanah and end with Yom Kippur. During this time, Jews all over the world come together in repentance, prayer, and tzedakah.
Although this time of year is specifically about looking back, here’s a look ahead at some High Holiday events you can join us at!
Want to attend services but not sure where to start? Come out for our annual High Holiday Wine Tasting this Thursday! You can meet representatives from city and suburban synagogues and receive free or discounted High Holiday tickets. Enjoy a wine tasting and light hors d’oeuvres- all kosher. Get more info here.
Grad Network’s Rosh Hashanah Dinner
Start off the Jewish New Year on a high (chai?) note, surrounded by friends from across the city! Last year, over 130 people attended this annual dinner, so make sure to RSVP for this year’s dinner before September 4th. More info here.
RH2 – Rosh Hashanah in Rittenhouse Square
Celebrating the High Holy Days is a walk in the park – literally, in this case. This outdoor event in Rittenhouse Square includes a free concert and family-friendly service. Bring a lawn chair, grab a blanket, and pack a picnic! Get all the info here.
Rosh Hashanah Explanatory Service
The Bensalem Jewish Outreach Center offers a free one-hour explanatory service, led by Rabbi Moshe Selengut. This service is interactive, inspirational, and meaningful- you’ll even get to sing a little! A children’s service and babysitting is also available. Learn more here.
Other Ways to Tap into the High Holidays
If you’re looking for a more personal way to self-reflect, check out 10Q. 10Q emails you a question a day for 10 days, and you send your answers to a secure online vault. One year later, your answers are unlocked and returned; the process begins anew.
If you’re more of a movie person like me (fun fact, I host a feminist movie podcast in my free time), check out Alma. Alma provides a movie suggestion every day in the month leading up to the High Holidays- from silly to serious, this list of films offers 29 female protagonists undergoing powerful journeys, perfect to help you reflect back on your own personal journey.
Wishing you a happy and healthy New Year, and can’t wait to see you at your next event!
Still not sure where you want to go? Check out gobejewish.com, which houses our community events calendar that’s always kept up-to-date, for the High Holidays and beyond! Plus it includes a ton of resources, namely a directory of all the Jewish organizations targeting 20s/30s in and around Philly.