Since the Jewish people left Jerusalem and spread across the earth Rosh Hashanah has been a two-day celebration. Today the Reform movement harkens back to the BCE and only formally celebrates one day. But for the rest of us: where are we supposed to find time for a second day of Rosh Hashanah between the first day, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, and our already busy schedules? I mean, I would celebrate Day Two, but I doubt I’d go too far out of my way to make it happen.
That’s where Makom comes in. For those that don’t know Makom is a new project of Adath Jeshurun, by young Jews and for young Jews. Says Rabbi Weininger, “Makom, which means space or place in Hebrew, happens wherever you are.”
Specifically, on Rosh Hashanah Day Two, Makom is happening downtown over your lunch hour. On Friday, September 6, stop by the Grand Hotel on 2nd Ave at 7th St from 12pm-2pm. Best part is that if you RSVP today or tomorrow, lunch is on Makom. “Stop by for 10 minutes or stay for two hours. We’d love to see you for as long as you can stay.”
If you work downtown, Makom is bringing Rosh Hashanah to you!
Join Makom for “God’s Gym—Getting into Spiritual Shape.”
Makom is a spiritual community for down-to-earth Judaism. Connecting the spark of each person to the warmth of community, we believe Judaism can be a source of light, joy and meaning in our lives.
What’s the connection with Adath Jeshurun Congregation?
Makom is a new project of Adath created by young Jews. Aaron is one of the rabbis, and he seeks to connect what you’re passionate about in 2013 – whether it’s meeting new people, food, social justice, prayer, or politics- to the ancient wisdom of Judaism.
I haven’t stepped foot into or been affiliated with a synagogue since my Bar/Bat Mitzvah. Can I still come?
Of course. We won’t make you chant your haftarah.
What if I’m working that day?
Stop by for 10 minutes or stay for two hours. We’d love to see you for as long as you can stay. Lunch is on us if you RSVP by August 21 or $15 until August 28. Spread the word to family members, co-workers, friends and significant others.
Is it formal?
Come as you are to bring in the new year. It’s not the style of suit or jeans we care about. We’re focusing on the stuff inside.
Do I need to know Hebrew?
Whether you were the valedictorian of your Hebrew School or avoided Aleph-Bet like the plague, everyone is welcome. Exploring a deeper connection to spirituality? Dating a Jewish person and have lots of questions? We’d love to be part of your journey.