A new year for JewishDC in 5775!

Traditional Rosh Hashannah items /photo courtesy of wikimedia

Shana Tova! Hope everyone had a festive, fun Rosh Hashanah in the district and elsewhere, followed by a reflective days of awe this week. I spent the holidays, as usual, at Adas Israel, and will be back for Kol Nidre and Yom Kippur. Among the various services for children and adults, they are also hosting an afternoon lecture with Ambassador Martin Indyk.

The year kicks off in style after that. Check out the Gather the Jews calendar for some local Sukkot events in early October. And shortly after that, from October 19-29, is the DCJCC Jewish Book Festival! Featuring a variety of writers from Pulitzer Prize winners to graphic artists; ranging from a multimedia concert to a local author meet-and-greet, these ten days should be packed with awesomeness. Personally, I’m zeroing in on Matthew Klickstein’s Slimed! An Oral History of Nickelodeon’s Golden Age, which basically sounds like an oral history of my childhood. 😛

Happy autumn, and here’s to a sweet new year!