Seeking new – and old – stories about the High Holy Days


PROVIDENCE – Do you observe the High Holy Days as a blended family or multi-generational family all living together? Have you celebrated Rosh Hashanah at the beach admiring a fiery sunset, marveling at the strength in your lungs and back as you climb the highest peak of a mountain? Or, on a more poignant note, have you quietly marked the New Year in a more difficult environment – such as in a hospital or hospice room that you or a loved one occupied?

As for food, food and more food – for Rosh Hashanah and/or break-the-fast, we welcome your family recipes. Did you learn to bake a traditional Rosh Hashanah apple cake from your bubbe … or zayde?

We welcome hearing your stories, salivating over your recipes and sharing your wisdom with readers of The Jewish Voice. Send all your reminiscences – and pictures, if you have them – to Nancy Kirsch, (subject line: Holidays) or by snail mail, to The Jewish Voice, 401 Elmgrove Ave., Providence, RI 02906. Please include a phone number (for contact information only and not for publication) and identify who’s who in each picture. If you want to have pictures returned, you must include a self-addressed stamped envelope.

We will need to receive information by Aug. 15 so that we can publish your stories in our second Rosh Hashanah issue of Aug. 30.