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Getting the Most Out of the Jewish Holidays

by Borderstan.com October 18, 2008 at 8:22 am 1 Comment

How do you get the most out of the Jewish holidays, especially when they seem to come back to back? Check out Sarah Gershman’s posting, “Preparation,” at the Jewish Community Center’s blog, The Blog at 16th and Q.

Last night Jon Stewart noted, “It’s Sukkot, which is the Hebrew word meaning, “How many holidays can Jews fit into one month?”

Truly, the Jewish holiday season is non-stop action – from the reflective mood of Rosh Hashanah to the boisterous dancing at Simchat Torah, the holiday where we celebrate the yearly completion of the reading of the Five Books of Moses.

How do we get the most out of this holiday season? I believe the preparation is the answer. And not only material preparation (shopping, cooking, etc.) But spiritual preparation.

Read entire post.

Remember that the JCC at 16th and Q NW offers numerous cultural events and programs for everyone in Borderstan and beyond. Did you know that the JCC even has a gym… with membership open to the public?

  • CPO

    Thanks for the shoutout. As you point out, all of the J’s activities are open for the entire community. We regularly host ANC and PSA meetings, our preschool is one of the finest in the city, our fitness facilities provide a low-pressure environment to get fit in and our cultural offerings, from Theater J to our literary events to our political discussions and film screenings are open to everyone. We love being a part of the neighborhood — proud Borderstanians since 1997 (and before that 1927-1967).


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