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Custom-Made Rosh Hashanah Events for Every Personality

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 … Read More

By / September 6, 2007

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.

Click the city nearest you for Hippie events: New York City | Boston | Miami | Chicago | San Francisco | Los Angeles

The Hipster: Way too Cool for Hebrew School

No Jew-fros here—your DIY haircut is so edgy Picasso could have cut it. Though you avoid kippot like the plague (they totally ruin your 'do), you're not going to let that PBR hangover and the tinnitus from last night's show keep you from hearing the sweet sound of the shofar.

Click the city nearest you for Hipster events:

New York City | Boston | Miami | Chicago | San Francisco | Los Angeles

The Beshert Seeker: Something Old, Something Newish, Something Borrowed, Something Jewish

The Beshert Seeker really isn't asking for much: Just true love, ideally with someone attractive, smart, and rich. You know—someone your mother would approve of.

Click the city nearest you for Beshert-Seeker events:

New York City | Boston | Miami | Chicago | San Francisco | Los Angeles

The Nouveau Jew: Better Late Than Never?

You've seen the light, changed your ways, and returned to the fold, but you're still adjusting to the frum lifestyle. Endless Torah study sessions dot your calendar, and you're working on that shomer shabbos thing, but you know that if you take it one day at a time you'll get there.

Click the city nearest you for Nouveau Jew events:

New York City | Boston | Miami | Chicago | San Francisco | Los Angeles

The Super-Jew (and Proud of It): You've Got Spirit, Yes You Do!

Though your summer camp days are long gone, you still know every word to the Birkat Hamazon by heart. Ulpan was a blast, spending your Junior year of college in Israel changed your life forever, and joining AEPi was one of the best decisions you ever made. You've got Super-Jew written all over that proud face of yours.

Click the city nearest you for Super-Jew events:

New York City | Boston | Miami | Chicago | San Francisco | Los Angeles

The Intellectual: Smarter than Jew

You're literary, philosophical, and up to date on all of the latest world events. Though you never hesitate to share your vast knowledge with others, you also know that much remains to be learned. We are people of the book, after all.

Click the city nearest you for Intellectual events:

New York City | Boston | Miami | Chicago | San Francisco | Los Angeles

The Alternaparent: Day Care and Dinner Parties

You've been fruitful and multiplied, but that doesn't mean you've forgotten how to have a good time—you just had to make a few adjustments. Thank god for Netflix, TiVo, and those baby-friendly yoga classes.

Click the city nearest you for Alternaparent events:

New York City | Boston | Miami | Chicago | San Francisco | Los Angeles

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.

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