Adi is getting older (20 months on July 7th) and she’s developing an attention span and she’s starting to be able to sit through things.
It’s time to find a synagogue.
The only problem is I can’t find one. I know. I must be a lunatic. I live in Manhattan and there’s a a synagogue about every three blocks, right?
But I can’t find one that I like. I’ve been researching on every one. Visiting every website. Reading every review. I figured I’d pick three that I would want to visit and then pick one. I’m searching for a synagogue the same way I’m searching for a nanny.
I haven’t found a nanny, either.
So what’s my problem? Why do none of these synagogues excite me? I don’t know. So I’m turning to my online mishpacha for help.
Do you go to a Conservative, Reform, or unaffiliated but kinda liberal synagogue?
Does it have children’s Shabbat services? And a Hebrew school? And a lot of children who attend?
Does the rabbi speak his mind in sermons (or is he pussy whipped by a ritual committee)?
Is your synagogue active in social justice and
Are the people friendly and welcoming?
Do they party hard on Purim?
Is it in Manhattan and along either the A train, the 1 train, or has parking?
If you answered all of these questions positively, I want to check out your synagogue. Please leave a comment below.
P.S. if you have a nanny recommendation send those too! I want a Hebrew speaking one.
Rachel’s daughter keeps kosher, but she eats pork. Read about it here.