I never realized how saturated September is with Jewish holidays. I’ve celebrated the new year, atoned, ate dinner in a hut and will soon dance in the streets. I have learned about smaller known Jewish sects (Karaite, Khazars, Subbotniks) and about the underground world of sheitels. I think my mind is going to explode (in a good way).
This time of year is such a joyous season of eating, drinking and merriment! Last night I attended a sukkah event at the Sixth Street Community Synagogue hosted by the Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy. It was a lot of fun and the people in attendance were welcoming and from many walks of Judaism. I even knew a few of them from other events I’ve been to.
Tonight I am celebrating Shemini Atzeret at a private party on the Upper West Side.